Today I have another tutorial for you. :) This time we are looking at "stamp lighting" using a stampamajig.
Here is the card I made for those of you who aren't interested in the tutorial (but if you make it to the end there might be some goodies in it for you ;)wink)
If you want to skip all the extras below you can head over to the next stop and see Sandy at It's a Colorful World, I know she has something fantastic for you!!
Now on to the tutorial!!
So if you have seen any of my other cards you know I really dig the masking. I used Hero Arts Sending
Holiday Cheer set for this card. To start stamp the house twice on inkadinkado's masking paper and cut them out. Then stamp the house 4 times on white card stock. In order to make sure they are straight I use a ruler to draw a line and erase it after I'm done.
rub on black soot distress ink to color your sky. Since I didn't want a black sky I just used the ink that was left on my sponge from previous uses. If you don't have ink left over you can dab your foam on the pad once or twice and then blot off some of the color on a scrap.
Stamp the tree three times in between the houses.
For my stamp lighting I wanted a circle but none of my dies or stencils had the right size, but you know what did?
Now it's time for the stampamajig. Stamp the house on the clear plastic. Make sure you get right into the corner with your block.
move plastic and stamp the house onto the circle. again making sure to get the block right in the corner.
put your mask back on (yes I could of done this step before I colored but I was too excited to color he he) and line up your snow line mask.
add liquid pearls to the snowy parts of the house. Normally I would use glitter but that's a big no-no for OWH. We don't want to endanger our soldiers! Add some glossy accents to the windows and bow
while that is drying we go back to the background panel and stamp our sentiment.
mount the panel to a black card base
Don't forget if you use a dark card base to line the inside with white. Sometimes our heroes only have a pencil to write with and it doesn't show up well on dark card stock. (If I was mailing this card to OWH I would also put a white liner on the top. It gives the heroes more room to write and if they don't use it it still looks pretty :)
Once your circle is dry, line it up with the background and adhere with foam tape. Here are some close ups. first is the dimension ( I try to keep mine pretty flat so that way extra shipping costs aren't incurred by our heroes.)
Second is a little stash of goodies to help you make those Valentine cards for our Heroes! The deadline is January 7th
1 Amore and More Stamp set by Scrappy Cat
4 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 panels of K&Company Sweet Talk Pattern Hearts
2 of each color 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Bazzill card stock in Slipper, Rip Tide, and Berry Pretty
2 4 X 5 1/4 white panels embossed with D'vine swirls
2 4 X 5 1/4 white panels embossed with Swiss dots
1 of each image from Inkadinkado's Animal hearts stamped in black archival ink on a 4 X 5 1/4 panels
4 postage stamp die cuts embossed with the valentines stamp from the cuttlebug set celebrations
6 yards of 3/8" burgundy ribbon
10 yards of 1/8" red ribbon
10 yards of 1/8" white ribbon
1 67piece rhinestone set in alexandrite by Darice
1 35 piece wedding rhinestone set in clear by K&Company
okay now to win :) Just leave a comment on this post. I'll leave it open until Midnight Sunday November 28. I'll post the winner on Monday. Please check back I'd hate for someone to miss out on the win like last time! Also the gift card is open to any winner but I will only ship the bundle of goodies within the US. While you are here, if you like what you see I'd love if you become a follower although it's not required, I do love new followers!!
Now you are finally ( I know this was crazy long) off to Sandy at It's a Colorful World for some more wonderful inspiration! Have a Blessed day and thanks so much for visiting :)