Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Stamping 101

Hi Stampers,
Today I want to show you the two cards we made at Stamping 101 last night!  The first card we made was a Christmas card: 
 I know you think it's a little early, but it's good to get thinking about these things before the time crunch, when you have the time to enjoy the process.  Wondering where we got that bow?  Paper bows are all the rage right now, and we made ours with a 2" x 4" piece of DSP and an oval punch.  You simply punch out 4 ovals, fold two of them in half (but a soft fold with no crease) to be the loops, cut a notch out of the other two to make the tails of your 'ribbon', glue them all together with Tombo liquid glue or glue dots, then glue a little 1/4" strip around the centre.  Cute! 

We used the Santa image from the Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set, Tag It
Tag It

We also used Season of Style DSP for the bow and the strip on the left with the tiny triangles.  The card stock colours are Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive.  The Cherry Cobbler piece is run through the big shot with the Stripes textured embossing folder.  Are you also wondering how we got the Whisper White layer that shape?  This stamp set is designed to coordinate with the Chalk Talk Framelits, but I don't have those yet, so we used a framelit from the Lablels Collection and trimmed off the sides a little:

See how we just snipped that bracket shape off the sides?  Sometimes you need to find a way to work with what you have!
For our second card we used everyone's new favourite product, washi tape!!

We used seven different designs from the Season of Style, Witches' Brew and Epic Day collections.  We started with the centre newsprint design piece and worked out from there.  This is really fast because you just stick and rip, and because it's not supposed to look perfect, it's even more fun! 

Feel Goods Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Then we used a framelit from the Apothecary Accents Framelits and the Big Shot to cut out the window and stamped a sentiment from the Feel Goods stamp set on the front of the card base with Jet Black StazOn ink.  LOVE this stamp set!  We used the stamp-a-ma-jig to help us line up the image in the window.  A few dimensionals on the washi tape layer, two candy dots from the neutrals collection and we were done!  Quick and cute with a nice WOW factor!

Thanks to the girls who came to stamp with me last night, it was fun to catch up!  And thanks to you for stopping by the blog today.

Go stamp something!

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