Camp Scrap with May + a giveaway!

Hello! Today we have a fun treat as we have our friend May guest blogging and a giveaway for her fun online class! Check it out!
One of the things I love most is to combine cute stamps with messy inking techniques. Hi there, May Flaum here guest blogging and sharing a card I had entirely too much fun making. Whether I’m working on a scrapbook layout or card or something else entirely, I’m not known for being the most neat and clean stamper. So what is a crafter to do when she wants to mix the two? The answer, it turns out, is a pair of scissors.

I save scraps of my specialty stamping paper (watercolor paper can work nicely too) and I stamp with a staz-on or archival ink in black my images. This works best with images that are easily cut out – and that’s just one of the things I adore about this set! Then, I applied an assortment of distress stains and marker pens to the animals and kept blending and adding water to the colors until I liked the results. As you can see above, things get pretty messy!

The time consuming part is to hand-cut each animal. This goes much faster if you have the coordinating die cut set – but if you don’t you can also simply cut the images out as I have. What I like about this technique is that I can play with my messy inks but still get images that aren’t mangled or so grungy that they look strange.

Once all the animals and trees are cut out, I arranged them with a die cut polaroid (one of my faves!) onto a background that is inked and water splattered. A little ink around the edges of my polaroid, some twine, and of course my sentiment and this card is now full of zoo-tastic fun!

I will be sharing a layout with this stamp set on my blog soon, because these little critters are great for more than just cards I love them as layout embellishments.

I hope this project that I made to share with you here today. If you’d like to join me on a crafty adventure this summer, please do check out my new class Camp Scrap with Big Picture Classes. I’ll be crafting up scrapbook layouts, cards, mini books, and more and it is going to be a whole lot of fun – without any rules on what you have to do. With over 50 new projects made just for class and a very active classroom we’re going to have a lot of fun.  You can check out all the information here , and I also post about it each week on my blog.

What could be more fun? How about we give away a spot in Camp Scrap to one reader! You have through June 4th to leave a comment, and we will randomly pick one lucky winner for a spot in the class!

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,


102 thoughts on “Camp Scrap with May + a giveaway!

  1. ooo! me me! lol…

    I love stamps and stamping, but so many times I can't seem to achieve the fantastic effects I see on the blogs and videos. 🙁

  2. Wooooaaa, this is wonderful! I'd say the mess-making was well worth it, the watercolor effect is so cool! This really made me interested in your summer camp, so happy for a chance to win a spot! Mommies need summer camp too 🙂

  3. Camp Scrap would be an awesome experience for me! I've made cards off and on for years but I am just starting to learn the different techniques used. I want to make a bunch of cards for OWH and the camp would help me! Thanks!

  4. Thanks for the chance to win this class. And thanks for the technique, but I'm pretty sure my results would look like a pen leaked all over the paper, lol.

  5. Thank you for sharing this technique! I'm always up for trying new things, to this one is getting added to my list! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class! cnighs at yahoo dot com

  6. Love the watercolor effect on both the animals and the background! Can't wait to try some this weekend! Thanks for a chance to win a spot in the class.

  7. What a fun idea! I just got some of the stamp sets and coordinating die cuts. My son and I will have fun trying this with different mediums, thanks!

  8. I like the loose, splattered look of the coloring. It must feel freeing to work outside the lines like that. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class!

  9. Neat! This sounds like it would be so much fun and a great learning experience. I am relatively new to all of this. I love your coloring. I have yet to try water coloring paper. That is up next for me to learn. Oh, and gilato's. Hope I spelled that right. Thank you so much for sharing.

  10. This card is totally awesome! Good to know that you can be a little messy (well, maybe a lot messy) and it still come out great. Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in your class.

  11. Oh I love the watercolour messy look, I can only imagine how much fun it was to make. I love that messy + cute stamps = awesome card! Thanks so much for the inspiration and a chance to win!

  12. What a great idea with the stains. I'm still new to them. Love the inspiration here! Thank u!! Btw would love a spot in the class!!! Thank u for the chance to win!

  13. Great idea for those adorable stamps and lots more – I think flowers would look terrific with this technique. Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. I am not a neat and clean stamper either! I love to fussy cut and I love the effect May got here with her inks and cutting. Such a cute card!

  15. Your card is so incredible adorable!! Pick me! pick me! OOH OOH Mister Carter Please Oh Pretty Please with a Cherry On Top!!
    Sorry that really shows my age. LOL
    I would love to be in your class! Just to learn and have fun! Sounds good to me!!

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