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I used StazOn Brown to stamp a Stampscape scene, backed with a copper matte type of paper, then some copper glitter paper onto a peach textured Bazzill. What I didn't remember to do - was darken up the corners & edges so as to draw the eye into the scene. That's something I had learned to do when I took a Stampscape class at a local shop years ago. It really does make the scene much more dramatic. I was so excited playing with the technique...well, guess that's my best excuse for forgetting. Another technique is to stamp some branches (or here would have been fronds or a tropical leaf of some sort) around some of the edges to add framing interest.
After I finished getting this onto a card, I decided to add the palm tree and turtle, both Memory Box dies. Mr. Turtle is a big large proportioned for this scene, but I let his flipper hang over the edge to mitigate that fact - and I hope it adds a bit to get the eye going in towards the scene. I think this will get a diecut Happy Birthday sentiment (probably in the green colors) over in the right hand corner. Hope you enjoy this one. I left the picture on the medium setting, so maybe you can enlarge it and see the background better. That plastic wrap really made the neatest background and I'm definitely going to try this with some other inks. Have a Blessed day, and enjoy whatever you're about today. Join me again when you have time. Hugs