Thursday, July 16, 2015

Getting a little more with your stamps

Hey Crafty Friends... We are coming to the end of of our sponsorship with Latina Crafter and the past 2 months were so much fun!! 

Today I wanted to show how you can easily transform this adorable birthday stamp into a so cute and lovable everyday stamp. 

Supplies Used
Ebrush (Craftwell)
Birthday Girl (Latina Crafter)
Spectrum Noir Markers - GB1, TN3, TN4, TN5, TN6, TN9, GB9, FS5, CR5, CR6, DR1, DR5, PP2
Cut'n'Boss (Craftwell)
Teresa Collins Twill Herringbone Embossing Folder (Craftwell)
Blueprints 14 ( My Favorite Things)
Paper Doily (Wilton)
Cardstock- Red, Black, white
Patterned Paper (Bella Blvd.)
150lb Illustration Paper (Canson)
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (Tsukineko)
Black Sharpie
Paper Roses
Gesso (Liquitex)
White Opaque Marker- Snow (Recollections)
Diamond Glaze (Judikins)

First I started off by stamping my image onto illustration paper with Momento Tuxedo Black ink. I didn't stamp the whole image. I left out part of her balloons and hat. I won't be using those is this project.

Next, I colored her face using Spectrum Noir markers in FS5, and TN3. Then added some pink in her cheeks with PP2. Then I used colors GB1, TN3, TN4, TN5, TN6, TN9, and GB9 to color her hair.
Most times I'm careful in staying inside the lines... this time not too much. I was going to cut out my image anyway so going a little outside the lines really didn't matter. I trimmed away the balloon and her little party hat.. and presto an everyday girl stamp!
I used a drop of Diamond Glaze to adhere a little rhinestone bow. It fills in the space where the birthday hat once sat, turning this birthday stamp into a stamp you can use for any occasion!
I used my Cut'n'boss machine and cut out my card mats using the 2 biggest dies from the my Blueprints 14 set... easy peasy with the cut'n'boss' extra large platform... both dies go trough at the same time! 
Then I ebrushed my edges with my Spectrum Noir Markers. The rounded edged square I ebrushed in PP2 and for the edges of the doily I used DR1 and DR5. Notice I didn't ebrush the whole thing. I left  a blank space because I wasn't going to use the entire doily. I then adhered my doily to my mat and trimmed off the end of the doily that wasn't ebrushed.
Then I quickly ran my panels through Xyron Creative Station for quick end to end adhesive. 
I also ran my smaller pieces through my 3" Xyron Sticker Maker. 
I then embossed my 5"x5" piece of  red cardstock using my Twill Herringbone embossing folder.
And, I ebrushed the edges with a black Sharpie.
I didn't have flowers to match my color scheme so I gessoed the paper roses I did have and ebrushed them with the same pink and red markers that I previously used. 

After adhering my card panels and image in place I glued my roses down with more diamond glaze and added my sentiment.

This sentiment is also included with the Birthday Girl stamp set. I stamped it then cut it out using one of the smaller dies in my Blueprint 14 set.

Here's a close up
Hope you loved the way I used my stamps today and that you won't be afraid of using your stamps a little differently!!

Happy Crafting!!