Good morning! It's time for another Repeat Impressions Stamp of the Week. This week's stamp is #6113-K Life is not... from the Verticals series. This stamp is available exclusively to Repeat Impressions' blog readers at 50% OFF from June 14 – June 20, 2010 only. (Limited to 1 per person please.) Please see The House that Stamps Built for details on getting this versatile stamp at half off! While you're there, check out what the other members of the design team have done - it's always interesting to see the different things everyone does with the same stamp!
When we are SCUBA diving, seeing a seahorse is definitely one of those moments that takes your breath away, so I paired the sentiment up with some seahorse patterned paper from Creative Imaginations Oceana Collection and the 4102-D, Sea Horse (sm) stamp, also from Repeat Impressions. I stamped the sentiment and the seahorse using Versamark and heat embossed with navy blue embossing powder. I cut the seahorses out and placed one on the ric rac with its tail curled around it, to mimic the way they wrap them around coral in the ocean.
My ribbon treatment is three layers of ribbon - a sheer navy with satin edges, a teal and white striped ribbon and finally a layer of ric rac. The ribbon layers were adhered using Scor-Tape. The square brad in the upper left corner is also from the Oceana collection.
For the inside, I used the strip of remaining seahorse images I had stamped and layered it on a leftover piece of the patterned paper. The blue striped paper mat is is Japanese Watermark paper from Marco's Paper.
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