Hey friends! It’s EK and I am popping in today to show you how easily you can manipulate your favorite stamps to use all year long. Every since the Halloween Party Stamp set was released by designer Charlene, I have been absolutely in love with the kitty stamp. It is hands down one of the cutest cats around. However, his little bat wings make him limited in how often you can use him. However, I am sharing today, that with a little creative stamping you can use this cutie all year long!
Step One: Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Using a stamping platform add you cat stamp from Halloween Party and ink it up. Then before stamping, wipe the ink from the kitty’s wings. You can use any type of ink for this stamping technique. I used Fadeout ink so I could do a little no line coloring.
Step Two: Using alcohol ink color the image in. I used copic markers.
It is hard to believe that this sweet little image once had little bat wings set on the body.
Step Three: Using the Fitted Rounded Rectangle die set, die cut out the stamped image. Using two of the dies from the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set, die cut a board that is about the size of the card frame.
Step Four: Using the Fitted Rounded Rectangle die set, die cut a piece of printed paper the size of the opening in the die cut boarder.
Step Five: Using 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the die cut boarder to an A2 Card frame. Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the printed paper and the stamped image, making both of center.
Step Six: Stamp a sentiment from the Journaling Elements stamp set in black ink.
I hope you find it helpful to see how to manipulate your stamps to use them in new and interesting ways. It is super easy and gives all your stamps a new and versatile way of using them.
Hey Everyone! It’s EK today with some sepia toned love cards.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to create a collection of romantic cards that can be used for Cupid’s holiday or frankly any day. Charlene’s A Field of Flowers stamp set is the perfect way to create a simple collections of cards. And let’s be honest, these flowers are just begging for a sepia treatment.
Step One: Stamp all the images from the A Field of Flowers stamp set onto Watercolor Paper using water proof ink.
Step Two: Using watercolor pencils in shades of brown, tan and peach color the flowers.
Step Three: Using a watercolor brush, spread the pencil out.
Step Four: Repeat steps one and two with the rest of the images.
Step Five: Using a watercolor pencil, shade around the edges of the watercolor paper. I used shades of red, pink and purple.
Step Six: Using a watercolor brush, blend out the pencil.
Step Seven: Repeat steps five and six with rest of the images.
Step Eight: Using the Love Sentiments stamp set, add the sentiment onto each image. I used grey on all except the one with the leaves.
Step Nine: Mount the watercolor paper onto an A2 card frame.
I hope you enjoy these super simple, yet romantic cards. Let me know in the comments below what you think about turning the flowers into sepia tones. Until then, happy crafting.
Hello there everyone, it’s Sanna here with a Guest Designer project. But first, I´d like to congratulate everyone on the design team. It’s a great team to be part of! I feel very honored to be able to stay here and share crafty projects with you as a guest blogger. Today is my turn to share the first project, so let’s get started. Continue Reading
Summer is a big time for outdoor activities here in Colorado, so I could not resist using the new Camping Out stamp set to create a Colorado-esque canoeing scene. Colorado is also a state filled with dog lovers (I am one of them), so I could not resist the adorable dog wagging ‘hello’ from the lake.
DT Melanie here with today’s inspirational card I made for all of you. This is the very first time using watercolor markers so be gentle with me 🙂 My hubby adores bumble bees since he is a Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket fan, so when he saw this a big smile came over his face. I hope it brings you a bit of happiness as well.
Everyone needs a little motivation at times and I think this “Reach for the Stars” sentiment was perfect for this stamp set.