Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Welcome Wee One - Tammy Tutterow Designs

Hi Everyone! I hope you're ready for a sweet card I created using Tammy Tutterow's Welcome Wee One stamp and die set. I love this adorable set because it pairs so well with so many adorable critter stamps that are on the market. I love block and script lettering when it's paired together and those sweet little pees in the pod are too cute! Below I show you an easy way to cut out this sentiment using the coordinating die. It's an especially handy trick if you color your sentiment before cutting it out with the wafer die. There's nothing worse than spending time coloring a stamp and then ruining it because you didn't get the die matched up with the stamp just right. I've done it so many times that I vowed never to purchase a stamp and coordinating die set again. That was until I saw some videos on YouTube showing this easy technique on how to line the die with the stamp perfectly to get a perfect cut. Enjoy!

First, use the die to cut out the shape of the sentiment.

Next, stamp the sentiment. I used the Misti stamping tool which allows me to continue stamping the image until I get a complete image.

Now that you have the cut out piece and the stamped image, place the die cut piece over the sentiment and line them up.

Once you have the image and the die cut piece matched up, tape both pieces down with some lightly sticky tape. 

Place the die inside the cut out space. You will feel it slip into place. Now it's ready to run through your die cutting machine.

You now have a perfect cut out sentiment.

To finish the card I frame the sentiment using Spellbinders Scalloped Edge Frame (retired) along with the Simon Says Stamp Wildly Cuddly Critters stamp set and Lawn Fawn Rainbow paper. The images are colored with Copic markers.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Things With Wings

I'm so happy you stopped by to see this week's project for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Things With Wings theme. I created several layers of elements to create this small plaque. I love butterflies and birds so this was a fun challenge and perfect for using some new products I just received. I hope you join me below to see how I put together my "Beautiful Moment" project together. Enjoy!

Don't forget to check out, Linda, our guest designer this month from heARTfully inspired for amazing inspiration. This is Linda's last week with us here on the challenge and she's done an amazing job. Please stop by and leave her some much deserved love and check out her amazing talent.

I begin by cutting a 4-3/4" x 6-3/4" piece of Bristol watercolor paper. I lightly spray the piece with water and sprinkle on some Paper Artsy Infusions Royal Blood pigment powder.

I spray more water over the powder and allow the colors to mingle and run. I completely dry the panel before adding the next color.

When the top layer is completely dry, I sprinkle on some Paper Artsy Infusions Orange County pigment powder and mist over it with water and allow the colors to mix together. I allow the piece to completely dry.

Now that the panel is completely dry, I ink on some numbers from the Tim Holtz Perspective stamp set in Potting Soil Archival Ink. I then add some texture using the Tim Holtz Bubble layering stencil and apply that with Ranger Texture Paste. I set that aside to completely dry.

While my panel is drying, I cut a 3-3/4" x 4-1/2" piece of corrugated cardboard and add some Ranger Grit Paste in random areas and then more bubble texture with Ranger Texture Paste. I set that aside to completely dry.

I prepare a 4-3/4" x 5-3/4" piece of Bazzill Candy Corn card stock and heavily distress the piece with a Prima Distressing Tool. This is heavy duty card stock so you really need to get in there and rough the paper up with the distressing tool. I'm not afraid of rips, wrinkles or tears because that is exactly the look I want.

When I'm finished distressing the piece I splatter it with Black Soot Distress paint mixed with water and splatter it on with a Tim Holtz Splatter Brush. I set the piece aside to completely dry.

I want to create another piece that will frame one of the cut out pieces I'm adding so I cut a 2-1/4" x 3" piece of Bazzill Whirlypop card stock and distress the edges with the Prima Distressing Tool. Again, I'm not concerned about rips, wrinkles or tears. After distressing the piece, I splatter it with Picket Fence Distress Paint using the Tim Holtz Splatter Brush. I set this piece aside to completely dry.

I create a branch for one of the cut out birds from the Tim Holtz Botanical Layers Paperie pieces using the Simon Says Stamp Songbird Branch wafer die set. I color the card stock before cutting out the pieces because they are so small and intricate and would easily tear so I color some card stock with Peeled Paint and Forest Moss distress ink for the leaves and Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso Distress Ink for the branches. I adhere the leaves to the branches with some Ranger Multi Matte Medium and let that completely dry.

I begin putting all the pieces together now that they are dry.

I add some butterflies and the bird on a branch along with a flower piece all from the Tim Holtz Botanical Layer Paperie set.

To finish my project, I create some small flowers from the Tim Holtz Small Tattered Florals thinlits dies and add them below the bird. I add the sentiment using some stickers from the Tim Holtz Big Chat sticker set and adhere the entire panel onto a 5-1/4" x 7-1/4" piece of Bazzill Whirlypop card stock. This completes my project.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the process I used to create my Things With Wings Beautiful Moments project and that you join us for this fun challenge by adding your project to Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 gift voucher to their amazing store.

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