Foxy Friends Scrapbook Page

Scrapbook page by Natalie Lapakko featuring A Little Foxy DSP and Foxy Friends stamps from Stampin' Up!

Foxy Friends Scrapbook Page

This scrapbook page is a celebration of my favorite papers that are retiring. Each individual sheet that I used was one of my favorites from their respective collections: A Little Foxy, Blooms and Bliss, Tasty Treats, and Urban Underground! I also used the Foxy Friends stamp set, which is sticking around for at least another year, hooray!

A Word About Designer Series Paper

Scrapbook page by Natalie Lapakko featuring A Little Foxy DSP and Foxy Friends stamps from Stampin' Up! Color inspiration: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Basic Black

Stampin’ Up!’s designer series papers always come double sided. One side usually uses a combination of the colors that coordinate with the entire pack. The opposite side is usually a simple pattern using a single one of the colors.

While I often love the color combinations and the distinctive patterns, I find that the monochromatic patterns on the opposite side are sometimes more versatile. With a single color, you have more say over what the color scheme will be and with a simple pattern, you can more easily mix and match papers from different collections.  For example, this scrapbook page uses one of the distinctive patterns (from the Foxy Friends Designer Series Paper Stack) and paper from three other collections. Three!

While I’m a little sad to see these awesome papers retire, I am really excited for the new papers that are coming out in Stampin’ Up!’s 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. The new papers are really stunning. While I usually like a couple of the sheets in each pack and could take or leave the rest, this year I like or love almost every single design in almost every single pack.

A great way to get all the gorgeous papers (or embellishments or ribbons) without breaking the bank is by signing up for a product share. This lets you order some of each paper (or embellishment or ribbon) instead of a whole lot of one or two kinds. I’ll be hosting product shares on Stampi Witch Blog soon! I’ll announce all the details once we are a little closer to the catalog release date. Make sure to check back in!

Without further ado, here is my scrapbook page!

Scrapbook page by Natalie Lapakko featuring A Little Foxy DSP and Foxy Friends stamps from Stampin' Up!

Watercolor Wash Background Directions

  1. First, cut a 12 by 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) page base out of watercolor paper. Stampin’ Up’s watercolor paper comes a bit smaller than that, but it is pretty easy to find larger sizes at the craft store for when you want to do a giant sized watercolor wash.
  2. Stamp cat (or fox) shapes on the right side of the paper with VersaMark ink.
  3. Sprinkle white (or clear) embossing powder over the VersaMark, then heat with a heating tool until the powder is melted.
  4. Draw Pool Party and Island Indigo zig zags over the embossed area with Stampin’ Write Markers, then use a paintbrush (or Aquapainter) and water to blend the marker lines together.
  5. Let the paper dry, or speed up the process with your heat tool.

Tip: If stamping clear VersaMark on white is difficult to see, try stamping one image at a time, sprinkling on embossing powder, tapping it off, and repeating for each stamped image.

Watercolor washes are unpredictable, and that’s part of the fun! This particular wash had lots of patches with really intense color and the heat tool created little water and ink trails that ran in unexpected directions. I love it!

Watercolor scrapbook page by Natalie Lapakko. Features Foxy Friends stamps and A Little Foxy DSP from Stampin' Up!

Scrapbook Layout Directions

Exact sizes are not incredibly important for this particular layout. I used whatever size scraps I had left over. Even if your pieces don’t match the exact size I used, it should still look great!

  1. First, cut a strip or Urban Underground Designer Series Paper approximately 2″ by 8 ” (5 x 20 cm) wide.
  2. Next, cut two strips of A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper just wide enough to show three rows of foxes, this is about 3″ (7.5 cm) but it’s not exact.
  3. Cut pieces of Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper (4-1/2 by 7-1/2″ or 11.4 x 19 cm), Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper (4 by 7″ or 10 x 17.8 cm), and Urban Underground Designer Series Paper (4-1/4 by 6″ or 10.8 x 15 cm).
  4. Then, cut a piece of Island Indigo cardstock. Stamp paw prints in the corners using VersaMark ink. Set it aside to dry for a minute or so.
  5. Print an adorable photo in black and white. Mine is 4 x 6″, which was the default size at Target.
  6. Dry fit all the layers before adhering anything. The two pieces of A Little Foxy DSP will overlap behind all the other layers so they look like one longer piece. My photo is parallel with the edges of the page and the other layers are tilted at varying degrees.
  7. When you are happy with the arrangement, start adhering the layers together. When I am trying to keep the layers in the same precise spot, I start by adhering the top layer to the second layer and work my way down. This way, I remember exactly how each one was placed as I adhere it.
  8. Tuck one or two Lace Doilies between the layers as embellishments, if desired.
  9. Finally, die cut the sentiment from Island Indigo cardstock with Hello You Thinlit Dies and adhere it below the photograph.

Scrapbook page with Watercolor by Natalie Lapakko featuring A Little Foxy DSP and Foxy Friends stamps from Stampin' Up!

Cool and Calm Color Combination

Even if you are new to my blog, you may have guessed what my favorite color is based on my site graphics. It probably comes at no surprise that this is one of my favorite color combinations!

Island Indigo and Pool Party team up with Basic Black and Smoky Slate to create a cool and calming color scheme. Since Pool Party has a hint of green it blends really well with teal colors, like Island Indigo or Bermuda Bay. I thought this color scheme perfectly captured the mood of a relaxing Saturday morning chilling on the couch.

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Basic Black

Materials

Cardstock: Island Indigo (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Watercolor Paper, A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack, Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper, Tasty Treats Designer Series Specialty Paper, and Urban Underground Designer Series Specialty Paper(c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: VersaMark

Stamps: Foxy Friends (c) Stampin’ Up!

Markers: Island Indigo, Pool Party Stampin’ Write Markers (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Hello You Thinlit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: paintbrush or AquaPainter, white or clear embossing powder, heat tool, Lace Doilies (c) Stampin’ Up!

If you click on the images below, you can see the items used to make this card in my online store. Each purchase you make there helps support Stamp Witch Blog!

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!

By Natalie Lapakko

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4 thoughts on “Foxy Friends Scrapbook Page”

  1. That’s my kind of scrapbook page! Just wonderful! I’ve never thought of using watercolour paper as the base – good idea.

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