Friday, July 3, 2009
Happy Camper Tip Sheet
I love the way Melanie always makes a tip sheet to go with her stamps and decided to give it a go myself for my new set, Happy Camper. Here is a list of ideas and suggestions that I have come up with so far. Some are my own ideas and some are from projects that Gina K Design Team and Customers have come up with. If you have any ideas you would like to share, please leave me a comment.
Most of the sentiments in this set were designed to fit in the sign.
Stamp "Happy Birthday" on the sign for the card front and then stamp "and many s'more'' on the inside of the card.
The Ceclia Thaxter quote will fit if it you leave off her name.
Most of the sentiments from Out West will also work in the sign.
Use sentiments from other Gina K stamp sets and place them on the sign.
The Tiny Lantern and Cookstove
These were designed to be “placed”on the picnic table if desired. Just stamp either or both small images, mask them and then stamp the picnic table.
Use them to decorate the back of your envelope.
Stamp in an irregular pattern to create a themed background paper.
Stamp in a row to create a border along the side or bottom of a card/page.
The small lantern can be used inside the tent like on this card my mom made.
The large lantern can be used as a focal image, or part of a scene.
It works great with some of the stamps from Winter Foliage as seen in the card above.
Use the lantern with the saddle and boots from Out West for a montage of outdoorsy images.
The Fish and Raccoon
The fish can be used to make a wonderful background or border. Check out this sample by Melanie for an example of a wonderful fish background.
You can stamp a group of fish on a line like in this sample by my mom. She also used the fishing pole from Rupa's King of the Grill set.
Make a stick pole using a small twig and some twine. Check out Melanie's sample again.
The raccoon can go fishing using a twig pole or do it the old fashioned way by swiping one right out of the river. If he is sneaky, he could even steal a fish from a bunch that strung up and hanging from the sign.
The Campfire and Marshmellow Stick
The campfire pit can be unlit during the day, or colored to look like there is a fire going.
The marshmellow stick can be propped up over the campfire or stamped as the main focal image, like on this wonderful s'mores gift box that Gina made.
Ink up the stick, leaving one part of the fork un-inked and put a fish on the end, to roast that over the fire.
Have the raccoon roast marshmellows or fish over the fire.
The Mountain Scene
The mountain stamp can be used to build a camping scene, or be used by itself.
You can stamp it more than once to create a mountain range on a horizontal shaped card.
Use it with images from Out West for a rugged cowboy card.
Use the mirror image technique to make it into a lake scene.
Combine it with other Gina K nature sets like Tree Silhouettes, Autumn Leaves and Winter Foliage.
Most of the images from Asela's new stamp set, The Journey, will work beautifully with the mountain to create a gorgeous scene.
Pull out your Christmas stamps and get started on those cards. The mountain stamp would make a wonderful winter scene all by itself, but will work beautifully with many of Gina's Christmas, Winter sets.
Thank you for visiting. Have a wonderful day!