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The stamp set I am using today is Lawn Fawn’s Best Pun Ever. If you followed along with Scrap ‘N Stamp’s “Some Like it Hot” blog hop last month this set will be familiar to you. I love stamp sets that I can get multiple uses from. This time I will be using the cute piece of cheese, the grater and the sweet little popscicle images and faces.
For my first card I want to create what I call a “peek a boo” card. This is where images on the inside of the card can be seen from the outside. I do this by using a stitched circle die that will fit around the images that I want to peek out from the front of the card. I have had my circle dies for some time and purchased them before I began keeping an inventory. Unfortunately, I don’t recall what brand they are, however, a similar set to mine is the Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Stackable – SM die set. I place the circle die towards the upper right hand corner and ensure that the images I chose fit inside. I then use some Therm-O Web Purple Tape to hold the die in place and run it through my die cut machine. I will save the inside stitched circle piece that we cut out for my second card.
I wil bring in my stamp platform and align my images inside the cut out circle. I lay them on the card making sure that the image I want to be in front (the cheese) is layed over top of the image I want to be in the background (the grater). That way when I close my lid down it will pick up both stamps and I just remove the grater.
I will stamp the cheese down first with Memento Tuxedo Black ink as I want to colour the images in with Copic markers. I will be doing some masking on this card. Today I just use a sticky note that I had on my desk that I had previously tested a gel pen on. I like to recycle my scraps, but I also like to use Avery full sheet labels. I don’t even bother reinking the stamp, I just restamp it on the sticky note and then use my Cutter Bee precision scissors to fussy cut out the image. I will place my mask over top of the stamped image and then place the grater image down, pick it up with my stamp platform lid and stamp it down overtop of the mask.
I will then peel up the mask and I will save it for the next time I need it by placing it on the back of the stamp carrier sheet. Now it looks like the grater is in behind the piece of cheese.
My next step is to stamp background of some subtle images on the front of the card. I want the cheese and grater to be the main focal point so I will use a muted colour on the front. I decided to stamp the cheese image using Umbrella Craft premium dye ink in Designer Gray. This is not my favourite brand of ink….but, it was handy at the time. If I had my choice of ink I would probably use something like the Memento Ink in London Fog.
I then move on to colouring in the images with my Copic markers. The colours I use are Y15 & Y19 for the cheese and C3 & C4 for the grater. I blend the colours from lightest to darkest and back to lightest again and add some white gel pen highlights.
To finish off the card I will use my t-ruler and my stamp platform to stamp the “you’re the gratest!” sentiment that is included in the stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I pulled a coordinateing yellow envelope from my stash and stamped in the gray dye ink the grater on the front lower right corner and the cheese image on the envelope flap. That finishes off our first card!
Our second card is a bit more colourful! It has been so cold here in Calgary that I need some summer images and colours to warm me up! I will be using the cute little popscicle images and some of the fun little faces.
I begin by using the stitched circle piece that we had cut our from our first card and repeat the layout and masking technique above using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
After stamping out the images I colour them in with my Copic markers in the colours RV04, RV09, YR02, YR04 & YR07 and then add some clear Wink of Stella. I will then stamp the face images (my favourite is the mustache) overtop using Versafine Onyx Black ink. So cute!!!
I will then prepare an A2 size panel from some light pink cardstock. I will lightly spray the panel with some water to soften the fibers and emboss it with my Cuttlebug Cross My Heart embossing folder. By lightly wetting the paper this will ensure that the embossing folder will give a nice embossed impression and not actually cut through the paper.
I then adhere the embossed panel on to an A2 side folding card with Be Creative Scor Tape (5mm). I will pop up the stitched circle with some 3M foam tape to give the card a bit of dimension. To finish the card off I will use the Lawn Fawn Bannertastic die set and cut some dark pink cardstock that is similar to the Copic colours I used on the small popscicle. I will use Versamark Ink which is a clear ink and emboss with white detail embossing powder and pop the banner up with more of the 3M foam tape. To finish off this card I will also use the mask again and stamp the popscicles on the bottom right of the card with the same gray ink as I used in the first card.
Here are both cards finished!
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