Cardmaking

Avery Elle Ink Pads Review

A couple of months ago, on my post about some Stamped Embellishments, I promised that I’d do a review of the Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pads (I was just waiting to get hold of the ‘Cherry’ colour which I really wanted). So here we are!

Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pads Review at Jennifer Grace Creates

I decided late last year that I prefer Pigment Ink to Dye Ink pads. For a good comparison video of Pigment vs Dye Inks check out Jennifer McGuire’s video HERE. Basically as I understand it, dye ink sinks into the paper to dye it, and dries really fast, but pigment ink has pigments that sit on top of the paper and dries more slowly.

I have tried Hero Arts Shadow Dye Ink Pads, and the Studio Calico Color Theory Dye Ink Pads, and while they all do work I find that I’m always drawn to my pigment inks. I like how juicy and spongy the pads are, and how you can tell straight away if you’ve made a good print or not (dye inks often need to be left for a couple of minutes for the colour to even out). So I sold my Colour Theory ink pads to allow me to buy lots of pigment ink pads instead!

Here are the Avery Elle Ink Pad colours I bought – from top to bottom, left to right, they are: Fog, Cherry, Sapphire, Lemon Grass, Fizz, Aquamarine, Kraft, and Conch Shell:

Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pads Review at Jennifer Grace Creates (Colours include Conch Shell, Cherry, Sapphire, Fog, Kraft, Fizz, Aquamarine, Lemon Grass)

I chose these colours to fit in with some American Crafts Pigment Ink Pads that I already own (Grapefruit, Leaf, Mustard, and Wave), plus my favourite black ink to stamp with (VersaMagic Midnight Black Chalk Ink):

American Crafts Pigment Ink Pads

Here’s the Avery Elle Ink Pad Colours all stamped with a solid kite image:

Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pads Review at Jennifer Grace Creates (Colours include Conch Shell, Cherry, Sapphire, Fog, Kraft, Fizz, Aquamarine, Lemon Grass)

And a close up of the Sapphire one to show the coverage:

Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pads Review at Jennifer Grace Creates (This is the Avery Elle Sapphire Ink Pad)

One thing to note with Pigment Inks is because they take longer to dry you need to be really careful not to smudge them! Below shows how I rubbed my finger across a kite stamped with the Fog ink – this was 15 minutes after I stamped it and the colour still smudged a little:

Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pads Review at Jennifer Grace Creates (This is the Avery Elle Fog Ink Pad)

Here are the colours again, this time stamped with a sentiment that has thin lines:

Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pads Review at Jennifer Grace Creates (Colours include Conch Shell, Cherry, Sapphire, Fog, Kraft, Fizz, Aquamarine, Lemon Grass)

They came out really clearly!

I thought I’d try the inks out on a few different surfaces too. I started with a selection of white / light papers, stamping the Fog ink with a triangle stamp. The ‘Cheap White Cardstock (Matte)’ is what all the samples above are stamped on too:

Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pads Review at Jennifer Grace Creates

And then I tried it out on a few other more unusual surfaces – cork, linen, grey chipboard, a feather, a wood veneer shape, and a kraft chipboard shape, this time using the Cherry Ink Pad and a chevron stamp:

Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pads Review at Jennifer Grace Creates (This is the Avery Elle Cherry Ink Pad)

I am loving the feather!

I also made a quick card, overlapping stamped images to check whether the inks would blend / smudge where they were layered up:

Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pads Review at Jennifer Grace Creates

They didn’t smudge or bleed into each other at all, so that was awesome! I did wait for 30 seconds or so before layering one stamped image on top of another, but that was it. It was a quick way to make a nice colourful card!

One last thing to point out is that you might not always get a good stamped image, but this is often because of the quality of the stamp rather than the ink. On the card above you can see that the flowers and the sentiment are not quite as crisp as my other images – these stamps feel more bouncy or wobbly when I’m stamping them, which I guess is down to the manufacturing process. I still like to use them, but I am aware my images might not be so perfect with them.

I really like the Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pads, and I want more colours now – especially Sugar Plum as that looks like a nice deep purple.

What do you think? Do you have a favourite brand or type of ink pad to stamp with? If you have any questions let me know!

I’ll see you again soon,

Jennifer x

Cardmaking

Creating A Background With FlitterGlu!

Hi all!

Sorry I wasn’t here on the blog last week, attending the CHA-UK Creative Exchanges event was amazing but exhausting! I spent the week catching up on sleep and reading through my copious notes.

I’m going to tell you more about Creative Exchanges later this week, but today I want to share a technique that I learnt there. The lovely Sara Naumann was demonstrating for IndigoBlu, sharing how to use FlitterGlu to add gilding flakes to a stamped image. I’m sharing a bit of what I learnt today, by applying the technique to this card:

Creating A Background With FlitterGlu at Jennifer Grace Creates

Below is the kit that we received as part of the demonstration, and got to take home with us. Aren’t we lucky? Thank you IndigoBlu!

It included a FlitterGlu Starter Kit (with Winter Dawn Mega Flakes), a Heart Flourish Stamp, an acrylic stamp block, and some items to make a couple of cards – you can see the cards I made on the right (NB: the top card uses the Chariot Of Fire Flakes which Sara had with her – I really want that colour now too!):

IndigoBlu FlitterGlu Starter Kit (Plus A Couple Of Extras)

To start making a background piece for my ‘Happy Birthday To You’ card I pulled out a piece of 8×8 kraft card, some MS Satin Craft Paint (Wild Blueberry) and a sponge dauber:

Creating A Background With FlitterGlu at Jennifer Grace Creates

I used kraft card rather than white so that the colour would be nice and dark after just one layer of paint – if I’d used white card I’d probably have need two paint layers.

I sponged the paint over the card piece – I didn’t bother going right to the edges as I knew I’d be cutting it down later on:

Creating A Background With FlitterGlu at Jennifer Grace Creates

Once the paint was dry I pulled out a stamp set (Geo-Graphic by Paper Smooches), mounted the hexagons onto a clear block, and pulled out my FlitterGlu. WARNING – the FlitterGlu has a stopper inside it that you have to take out before you can use it. Don’t just take the lid off then squeeze it to see where the blockage is – I did and the stopper burst out and I ended up with FlitterGlu all over my carpet – doh!

After mopping up my floor I applied the FlitterGlu to a sponge. The kit comes with some Phat Foam which you are supposed to use as the sponge, but I wanted to see if you could use any old sponge piece so I tried this out (I concluded that you can’t if you want a crisp image, you’ll see this later on!):

Creating A Background With FlitterGlu at Jennifer Grace Creates

I used the sponge to apply FlitterGlu all over the stamp:

Creating A Background With FlitterGlu at Jennifer Grace Creates

And then stamped it onto my painted piece of card. I repeated this process several times – the FlitterGlu stays tacky for quite a while so even though the top row that I stamped first looks dry, it was still tacky enough to apply the flakes too once I’d stamped the whole piece:

Creating A Background With FlitterGlu at Jennifer Grace Creates

Once I finished stamping I quickly cleaned my stamp with the cleaner provided, then I dumped a pile of flakes into the middle and moved it around with my fingers, rubbing it across the FlitterGlu pattern (make sure there’s no breeze when you are opening the pot of flakes or doing this bit – it’s very flyaway):

Creating A Background With FlitterGlu at Jennifer Grace Creates

Once I’d rubbed most off with my fingers (and tipped the excess flakes back into the pot to use another day) I used the Scoochy  Sponge to burnish it even more:

Creating A Background With FlitterGlu at Jennifer Grace Creates

You can see that the pattern looks messier towards the bottom. I think that comes down to the sponge I was using – because it had more bumps and airholes than the Phat Foam, which meant the FlitterGlu built up and splatted out on my stamp in bigger lumps, so my stamp got messier than it should have done. Lesson learnt – next time I’ll use the Phat Foam!

For now I just cut my piece down so that the messier areas were discarded:

Creating A Background With FlitterGlu at Jennifer Grace Creates

I mounted this onto a piece of yellow patterned paper and added some glitter ribbon for a border strip:

Creating A Background With FlitterGlu at Jennifer Grace Creates

I stuck this onto a 6×6 kraft card blank, then finished it off with a variety of embellishments and my sentiment:

Creating A Background With FlitterGlu at Jennifer Grace Creates

I love the shiny background created by the FlitterGlu & Flakes. I will definitely be trying this out with some more stamps!

Have you ever used gilding flakes to make a background?

I am linking this up to the Seize The Birthday Challenge – the ‘toppings’ option is to Make Your Own Background!

Seize The Birthday Challenge

The challenge is open until Tuesday the 5th of May so there’s still time to join in if you want to.

P.S. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway I have running at the moment HERE.

Have a great day!

Jennifer x

DISCLOSURE: I received the IndigoBlu materials for free at a CHA-UK event, but was not required to share online or do anything to receive the product. ALL opinions in this post are my own and not governed or controlled by IndigoBlu in any way.

Cardmaking

Spring Themed Card for the Mixed Media Card Challenge

Today I’m sharing a card that I’m entering into the Mixed Media Card Challenge #9 (closes 25th March). Their theme is ‘Spring’ with the optional extra element ‘Bird’. Here’s my card:

See A Rainbow Stencil Spring Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

I was especially drawn to the rainbow in the challenge graphic:

Mixed Media Card Challenge #9 'Spring' March 2015

Which seemed like a perfect excuse to use the new Happy Scatter ‘See A Rainbow’ stencil. First I sprayed the back of the stencil with some Spray-Mount repositionable adhesive, and placed it onto my card (the front of the card measures approx 15 x 10.5cm), using some washi tape to cover any areas where I didn’t want the ink to accidentally go through:

See A Rainbow Stencil Spring Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I used pigment inks (Avery Elle Aquamarine and Lemon Grass, and American Crafts Mustard and Grapefruit) with a Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool (and separate foam pads for each colour), to daub some colour through the rainbow. I started with blue at the bottom, then used green, yellow, and finally pink at the top:

See A Rainbow Stencil Spring Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

I lifted the stencil off to reveal the rainbow, folded the card, and dripped some Heidi Swapp Seafoam Mist droplets over the rainbow:

See A Rainbow Stencil Spring Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

While I waited for some mist to dry I glittered up a sun and a flower wood veneer (from the Fresh New World set). First I coated them with a thick layer of Mod-Podge:

Glittering Wood Veneers at Jennifer Grace Creates

I threw on lots of American Crafts ‘Wow’ Lemon Glitter:

Glittering Wood Veneers at Jennifer Grace Creates

And I left it to dry for a couple of hours (it takes a while because of the thickness of the Mod-Podge). Once it was dry I shook off the excess glitter:

Glittering Wood Veneers at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I finished the card off with a stamped greeting (from Avery Elle ‘Cake & Candles’), a cloud and a flower from the Spring Paper Pieces set, some glitter ribbon, enamel dots, a rhinestone star, and a fabric brad with a bird on:

See A Rainbow Stencil Spring Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

It’s a colourful and cheerful way to send a greeting in spring!

Have you ever entered the Mixed Media Card Challenge? Why not give it a try – you don’t have to use tons of arty supplies as embellishments and textures count too. See their list of ideas for mixed-media things to include HERE.

I hope you see a real life rainbow today,

Jennifer x

Scrapbook Layouts

Stamped Embellishments (including stamping on linen and wood)

Today I want to share a page with lots of stamped embellishments, including one where I stamped on linen, and one where I stamped on wood!

This layout was inspired by a couple of things – one was some new Avery Elle Ink Pads which I recently purchased, so I wanted to do lots of stamping, and one was the new Big Picture Classes website – I was inspired by a small element of Natalie Elphinstone’s ‘Creating With Kids’ class where her kids stamped some embellishments for cards, but I figured it would work for layouts too! (NB: I’ll be writing up a review of the Big Picture Classes new website some time next week.)

Here’s the page I ended up with…

I am calm with you:

Stamped Embellishments at Jennifer Grace Creates

These are the supplies I started with – I picked out a photo and chose some stamps I might want to use with it, and got out all my large ink pads (new Avery Elle ones and some old American Crafts ones), and my Promarkers, including a Blender Promarker pen which I’d also just bought and wanted to try out:

Stamped Embellishments at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I picked out my background 12×12 paper, and lots of smaller patterned papers and cardstock scraps that I might want to use:

Stamped Embellishments at Jennifer Grace Creates

First I stamped a journaling spot using a Roald Dahl book stamp, and the Avery Elle Aquamarine Ink Pad:

Stamped Embellishments at Jennifer Grace Creates

Next I wanted to try and make a domed embellishment, a bit like a flair badge. I had seen THIS TUTORIAL on You Tube about making your own enamel dots, and I decided to try it on a larger scale!

First I stamped a ‘This is true happiness’ Elle’s Studio stamp using the Avery Elle Conch Shell Ink Pad, onto a woodgrain patterned paper scrap:

Stamped Embellishments at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I cut it out and flipped it over, placed it on a piercing mat, and rubbed the back with a rounded end of a pen, starting in the middle and working my way out in a circular motion (like in the You Tube video above):

Stamped Embellishments at Jennifer Grace Creates

Here’s how it looked when I finished rubbing:

Stamped Embellishments at Jennifer Grace Creates

I then coated the shape with glossy accents, using a pin to push it out to the edges of the circle, and to pop any large bubbles that formed:

Stamped Embellishments at Jennifer Grace Creates

Here’s how it looked when it was dry (I used foam dots in the middle of the circle to stick it to the layout when I was ready to do so):

Stamped Embellishments at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I wanted to try stamping on another material, so I used the Avery Elle Sapphire and Fizz Ink Pads to stamp a Pink Paislee Kite onto a scrap of linen:

Stamped Embellishments at Jennifer Grace Creates

I ironed some interfacing onto the back to stop it fraying, then cut both kites out. I cut two triangle pieces and some bows out of the orange kite and layered them on top of the blue kite, using my Herma dots tape runner to stick them together:

Stamped Embellishments at Jennifer Grace Creates

Now I wanted to try out my Promarker Blender pen, so I stamped a Jillibean Soup stamp using Memento ink (so it wouldn’t bleed when I used the Promarkers). I’d performed some ‘stamp surgery’ on this stamp before, as it used to say ‘thumbs up’ in the rectangular hole, but I cut the words out with a craft knife so that the space was blank for me to write dates, etc:

Stamped Embellishments at Jennifer Grace Creates

I coloured some of the stamp using the Blender pen and a Shale pen around the edges (colouring with the blender pen first, then the shale pen, then the blender again). The yellowed parts of the stamp were coloured with a Vanilla pen, and Coral around the edges:

Stamped Embellishments at Jennifer Grace Creates

I made a few more stamped embellishments, using Avery Elle’s Fog ink to stamp a cloud and a chevron-arrow onto patterned papers, and the Conch Shell Ink to stamp 3 little hearts onto a wood veneer speech bubble – I had tried a solid heart first but that bled too much into the wood grain, the outlined hearts stayed much clearer:

Stamped Embellishments at Jennifer Grace Creates

I placed a couple of patterned papers, my photo, and my stamped embellishments onto the layout, and decided there was too much empty space at the bottom of the page:

Stamped Embellishments at Jennifer Grace Creates

So I stamped some Jillibean Soup circles onto graph paper (using Fizz and Sapphire):

Stamped Embellishments at Jennifer Grace Creates

And I cut these in half to stick them at the bottom of the photo / paper area of the page. I also stuck down the bottom layers of paper and the journaling spot, and then flicked Heidi Swapp Coral Mist over the page:

Stamped Embellishments at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I just stuck everything down, wrote out my date and journaling, and added a few extra embellishments, like alphas for my title (‘I am calm with you’), some gems, a sequinned star and bow, some grey wood hearts, and a couple of chipboard stickers.

I love how the date looks on the stamp, tucked behind the domed circle:

Stamped Embellishments at Jennifer Grace Creates

You’ll notice I added another stamp to the journaling spot too, as couldn’t decide how to write my journaling across the ‘pages’ of the book, so I wrote on one ‘page’ and filled the other with a stamp:

Stamped Embellishments at Jennifer Grace Creates

Here’s the whole page again:

Stamped Embellishments at Jennifer Grace Creates

I am so happy that I’ve put my new ink pads, and a lot of my unloved stamps, to good use! I shall definitely be trying this again.

For anyone wondering about the quality of the Avery Elle ink pads, they all seemed to work pretty well to me. There were a couple of stamps I couldn’t get to print clearly, but I think this was because of the quality of the stamps instead of the quality of the inks. I shall try and do a review at some point, but I want to get hold of a Cherry pad first, as that’s a colour I really wanted but it was out of stock at Make The Day Special, where I bought the others from.

Do you do much stamping on your projects? Have you ever used stamps to make embellishments before?

Have a great weekend,

Jennifer x

Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

A Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2014 Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

It’s time for the last post of the evening… but make sure you come back tomorrow for lots more fun!

Before you leave here’s another idea for you… how about a rainbow-coloured Christmas?

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

There are lots of colour combinations that come to mind when thinking of Christmas, for example red & green or blue & silver. I never thought I’d use a rainbow-style colour scheme for a Christmas card, but after seeing rainbow Christmas trees on cards like THIS ONE and one on THIS POST both by Laura Bassen, I knew I had to give it a try!

Here’s how to put this card together…

Step 1: Choose a stamp set (I’ve used Avery Elle’s Joy To The World set, which I bought from Make The Day Special), and gather some different colours of embossing powder (I’ve used American Crafts Zing powders):

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: Cut a drinking straw up so you have a pointy-end scoop for each embossing powder (I think I originally got this tip from Jennifer McGuire, it makes it much easier to pick up small amounts of powder):

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Use a clear ink to stamp your chosen design onto a piece of smooth white card measuring 5.5″ x 3.5″:

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Use your scoops to pick up small amounts of embossing powder and tip them onto your stamped image in thin diagonal stripes:

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 5: Tip off the powder into a pot or container of some kind. My ‘P’ in the word ‘Peace’ didn’t look very clear – I probably got too much ink on that part of the stamp:

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

So I used a palette knife to gently nudge the embossing powder until the letter was more clearly defined:

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 6: Use a heat gun to melt the embossing powder:

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 7: Stamp and heat emboss any other parts of your design, I stamped the globe stand with navy ink and used clear embossing powder on it:

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 8: Add a piece of green washi tape, and a strip of blue glitter ribbon, near the bottom edge of the 5.5″ x 3.5″ piece of card. Stamp another sentiment if you want to (I used ‘good will to all’ from the same set):

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 9: Mount the piece of card onto a bit of red paper, and then a bit of pale yellow paper, leaving just a thin edge of each showing:

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 10: Now for embellishments! Grab the excess rainbow coloured embossing powder which you shook off your design earlier (mine was in a foil pie-dish):

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Use it to colour two wood veneers, using clear ink on their surface and tipping the rainbow powder on. Make sure you have something like tweezers to hold the wood veneers in place while you heat them up!

Rainbow Heat Embossed Wood Veneer at Jennifer Grace Creates

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

I added a couple of gems too, and the card could have been left like this. But it was a bit too ‘Clean And Simple’ for my taste…

Step 11: Flick on some drips of gold mist. To make sure the mist drops only went on the parts of the card where I wanted them to go, I punched a circle (well, a pinked circle) in a spare piece of card, and flicked the mist only through this hole, moving it to different places on the card as I worked:

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Then it was done! I love how the rainbow colours make it feel so joyful!

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Be Inspired:

Use rainbow colours for a Christmas project

Mix up different colours of embossing powder

Make a clean and simple card, then add one last detail to finish it off

Thanks so much for joining me for the first day of the event, I hope to see you again tomorrow!

P.S. I am entering this card into the Avery Elle Challenge #18!

Avery Elle Challenge #18

Bye for now,

Jennifer x

Cardmaking, Your Craft & Soul Events

A Wash Of Watercolours Refreshing Card

(This post is part of my Refresh Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

Once upon a time I used to paint pictures, in acrylic and watercolour, before scrapbooking took over my crafting life! Luckily I can still use the paints on my papercrafting projects. There’s something magical about mixing paint and water, ‘washing’ it over a piece of paper, and seeing it come to life…

A Wash of Watercolours Card:

A Wash Of Watercolour card by Jennifer Grace

There are all kinds of different arty inks and paints you could use to make a background like this, but I just used my trusty watercolours – this palette is small enough that it tucks into my bureau so it’s always on hand:

A Wash Of Watercolour card by Jennifer Grace

I used blue, green, and yellow to paint stripes across my white cardstock (American Crafts textured cardstock), making sure the paint was wet enough for the colours to mix into each other:

A Wash Of Watercolour card by Jennifer Grace

Because it was normal cardstock, not watercolour paper, it dried very warped:

A Wash Of Watercolour card by Jennifer Grace

But leaving it overnight pressed between some heavy books fixed that problem:

A Wash Of Watercolour card by Jennifer Grace

I stamped the sentiment (from the Jillibean Soup Cold Avocado collection) using black ink, and then also added a kite (Pink Paislee Prairie Hill) using clear ink and Aqua American Crafts embossing powder. Then I pulled out these Prima Resist Canvas Stickers (Hello Pastel), which had been sitting unloved in my stash:

A Wash Of Watercolour card by Jennifer Grace

I used the watercolours again to paint a few shapes:

A Wash Of Watercolour card by Jennifer Grace

Then I added them to my card with a few gems:

A Wash Of Watercolour card by Jennifer Grace

I’m going to save this for when I think someone needs a breath of fresh air mailed to them!

Be Inspired:

Use watercolours, inks, or mists to create a watercolour wash background

Paint some embellishments

Make a project with a light and airy feel to it

Do you ever make backgrounds with a wash of paint like this? Does it seem magical to you too?!

Remember that commenting on this post, and any other over this weekend, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!  {NOW CLOSED}

See you again at 1pm!

Jennifer x

Scrapbook Layouts

Three Ways with Roller Doodles

Hiya, are you having a good week? I have been, especially when I saw This Challenge on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog, it made me feel quite proud!

 Today I have a layout to share which I’ve made for the Glitz Design Monthly Project Challenge, this week’s theme has been Roller Doodles. As I had just bought some of the gorgeous 77 collection, and as I am a big fan of their roller doodles, I had to join in with this one! I’ve used the roller doodles three different ways on my page…

New Haircuts:

New Haircuts by Jennifer Grace

This photo is from summer last year, when my sister gave me and my kiddies new haircuts! The photo was taken on my phone as the sun was going down, so it was a bit blurry, but I added some effects to it using the Rhonna Designs App which makes it fun!

My first way of using a roller doodle was stamping it with mist instead of ink. I spritzed some Seafoam Color Shine onto a plate, then rolled the Feathers Roller Doodle through it and onto my page – it gives a more watercolour-like effect:

with mist 1 with mist 2

It lightens as it dries too. You can see a bit of what it’s like when dry below, where you can also see the peacock pattern piece I cut from the 77 6×6 pad and edged with gold glitter, and some 77 stickers which read ‘I can see clearly now’ – which I thought was fitting because our hair wasn’t in our eyes any longer:

New Haircuts by Jennifer Grace

 The next way I used a roller doodle was inking up the owl stamp so the owls were individual colours, it’s not as fiddly as you might think:

individual

And the multi-coloured owls do look cute all lined up:

Detail 1

My final way to use a roller doodle this time was to create a border type strip with the woodgrain roller doodle. I just used clear ink and gold embossing powder to stamp it onto cream card:

embossing

And then I trimmed it down so there was no cream card showing around the edges of the embossing, before adding it to my page:

New Haircuts by Jennifer Grace

I do love to Roller Doodle!

This page is making me dream of summer, I can’t wait for those long days in the sunshine.

Have a great weekend!

Jennifer x