Capture Life’s Moments Stamped Card

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Explore new techniques when you stamp, color, and embellish this winter beauty.

Materials

  • 7 Gypsies Conservatory Mesa Fauna Patterned Paper
  • Pink Paislee Fancy Filigree Patterned Paper
  • Papertrey Ink: Cream Cardstock, Cream Ribbon, and Twine
  • Vintage Sheet Music Paper and Doily
  • Scrap of Black Cardstock
  • Blank Kraft Card Base, 5″x7″
  • Maya Road Chipboard Snowflake Set
  • Advantus Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Bands
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Adhesive Pearls

Tools

  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die-Cutting System and Shapeabilities Snowflake Pendant Die S4-286
  • Impression Obsession Sled Wood Stamp H1796
  • Sakura: Koi Watercolor Paints, Small Round Brushes
  • Blue Acrylic Paint
  • Tsukineko Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad
  • Stampin’ Up! White Craft Ink Pad
  • Sparkling Crystal Glitter
  • Iridescent Spray Mist
  • Sewing Machine and Cream Thread
  • Distressing Tool
  • Helmar ScrapDots Adhesive
  • Aleene’s Tacky Craft Glue
  • Glue Stick

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, paper towel, hair dryer, foam tape (optional)

Directions

STEP 1

Stamp image on cream cardstock with black StazOn ink.

STEP 2

Use Sakura Koi Watercolor Paints and the small round paintbrushes to paint the image. Let dry.

STEP 3

Spray doily with iridescent spray; add blue watercolor paint to wet doily. Let dry or dry with a hairdryer.

STEP 4

Trim image and distress edges if desired.

STEP 5

Cut patterned papers to size and mat. (4-7/8”x6-7/8” and 4-3/4”x6-3/4”)

STEP 6

Add doily to the matted papers so the bottom and sides touch the bottom and sides of the smallest piece of patterned paper.

STEP 7

Measure your stamped image and trim a piece of black cardstock slightly larger. Add to your card, lining it up so the top and sides have the same amount of space.

STEP 8

Use the glue stick to adhere the vintage sheet music paper to a piece of cream cardstock. Let dry. Use the Snowflake Pendant from Spellbinders to cut out a vintage sheet music snowflake.

STEP 9

Brush the snowflake with watered down Tacky Glue and sprinkle with crystal glitter. Let dry.

STEP 10

Press the chipboard snowflakes into the White ink pad to coat them with ink. Let dry and brush with Tacky Glue and sprinkle with crystal glitter. Let dry and spritz with Iridescent Spray.

STEP 11

Use your finger to spread a thickish layer of blue acrylic paint over the Metal Word Bands and let sit for a few moments. Make sure the paint sinks into the grooves of each letter. Wipe excess away paint. Let dry. When dry, buff the rest of the paint with a paper towel to remove it from the band.

STEP 12

When the sheet music snowflake is dry, layer it over the top of the doily; center it if desired, or place it to the left as shown.

STEP 13

Add the trimmed, distressed image to the top of the black cardstock at an angle to let the cardstock show through a little.

STEP 14

Wrap a piece of cream grosgrain ribbon around the panel, if desired.

STEP 15

Add some straight stitching with a sewing machine if desired. If not, make sure you have plenty of adhesive to keep your panel together.

STEP 16

Use the twine to tie the Word Band to the panel; a little strip of Foam Tape will elevate it a little, but this is optional.

STEP 17

Add the panel to the Kraft Card Base and stitch around the edge to secure in place.

STEP 18

To attach the glittered snowflakes, place a dollop of Helmar ScrapDots on the back of each one and press into position on the card. If the glue comes out the center of the snowflake, cover with an adhesive pearl.

STEP 19

Add some clear glitter to the roof and other areas of the stamped image for a complete winter look; set your card aside to dry.

by Catherine Scanlon for My Creative Classroom (http://www.mycreativeclassroom.com)

One thought on “Capture Life’s Moments Stamped Card

  1. Thanks for sharing this fun card and the techniques that you used. I’m glad I saw this post because you answered a question for me. I was just getting ready to play around to see if Stazon Ink would work with water color paints. I like to play and to make cards that are miniature works of art or that often use different media like paint,modeling paste, gesso,etc.

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