Showing posts with label Manuf - The Stamps of Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Manuf - The Stamps of Life. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Stamps of Life - "Tree's 2 Build"

Good afternoon stampers!  Hope your day is going well.  I wanted to share another project today.  I love this set by The Stamps of Life "Tree's 2 Build" and it was easy to whip up a quick card for a couple more challenges today.  Hope you get a chance to be creative today as well!!



Project Details

Stamps : The Stamps of Life “Tree’s 2 Build”
Ink : Stampin’ Up “Regal Rose“, Versa Magic “Tea Leaves”
Patterned Paper : My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline 6 x 6 paper pad
Border Punch : Fiskars
Ribbon : Offray

Stamp tree truck in black ink on card front.  Stamp leaves in green ink, doodle around edges of each leaf, trim and adhere around tree.  Paper piece small birds.  Create bodies from patterned larger wings stamped in rose ink.  Create small wings from patterned leaves stamped in green ink.  Cut patterned paper strip and tear along 1 edge.  Add punched border along bottom edge.  Adhere to card front and embellish with ribbon.  Stamp sentiment.


Stampalot (monthly) - punches (border punch)
Order of the Opus Gluei (sun) - use leaves on your project
The Crafty Pad (sun) - Use an animal
CASology (tues) - wild (the birds are wild)
Crafty Creations (wed) - Get Well

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mixed Media Tutorial / Tag

Hello Papercrafters.  I had some questions about how I created the tags I posted last friday.  So I decided to create another one and take step by step photo's.  I created this one using the cutest little tree stamp set by The Stamps of Life.  I have to say thank you very much because I won it by playing along with one of the CPS challenges a while back!  Stephanie, the owner let me pick out the set I wanted!  THANKS Stephanie!
You can check out The Stamps of Life HERE.

Green and Yellow ink
Yellow, blue and green acrylic paint
charcoal pencil
old book or music paper


Project Details

Start by cutting a peice of old book or music paper slightly smaller than a tag.  The acrylic paints I use are really thick, so I added a little water to them in a dish to make them a little easier to smear around.  Paint yellow onto the word paper and blue onto the tag.  After the yellow is dry, brush on some blue paint.  Allow paint to dry between all steps.

Smear on some green paint.

Using a fan brush lightly wisp on more yellow.  Are you getting the picture now.  It's so easy, you just keep layering paint until you get the look you want. 

Adhere book paper to front of blue painted tag.  Smear on a little yellow paint around the edges here and there.  In this photo you can tell I lightly added more green with the fan brush.  Don't be afraid to use your fingers to smear it around as well.  Once I had decided what stamp I wanted to use (the tree), I decided to add more blue, so that the leaves would stand out a little more.  Used my finger on that one.  Outline with a charcoal pencil and draw on your scallops.  Distress edges with black ink here and there.

Paint inside the scallop green.  Add  Stamp the tree image and both birds.  Paint some old book paper yellow and then stamp the birds again, trim the bodies and adhere to tag as shown.  Stamp yellow and green leaves.  Doodle around the edges with fine tip pen - Micron 005, cut, and adhere around tree branches.  Add ribbon at top.

You can check out the other 2 Bookmarks I created using this technique HERE.


If you are inspired to create a distressed painted background of your own or a book mark, let me know.  I would love to check it out.
I hope your week is a tree-mendously wonderful one!
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