I used an old book from my parent's bookcase to photogaph the bookmark.
I stamped the quote on a leftover piece of a gelly print, and cut it apart.I stamped some Vintage Automobiles and covered the bookmark with vellum. I stitched the layers together and glued them onto black cardstock.
I cut each Photobooth image to 3.5cm x 3.5cm to make sure I could fit them all on my card front. I then sanded around all of the edges and rubbed in Vintage Photo Tim Holtz Distress Ink to give them a really aged look.
For the quote stamp, I first stamped a sewing pattern image from the Dressmaker Essentials 9 Collection Stamp Set DDRS085 all over a piece of white cardstock cut to size. I then stamped the quote over the top using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. I restamped the quote on another piece of white cardstock and cut out the individual letters for 'friends', 'need' and 'style' to layer over the top using 3D foam.
My second card couldn't be more different from the first. It just goes to show the versatility of the stamps!
This time I created a cheeky side step card using the Robot Collection and lots of bright colours.
I sprayed some Dylusion Ink Sprays onto smooth white cardstock to create the background for the quote. Once it was completely dry, I embossed the quote stamp over the top with black embossing powder.
All you need is a couple little notebooks like these. I didn't buy anything, just used what I had on hand.
I stamped the image on some cardstock and used my Ranger inks, to add some color. I then glued the piece to the front of the notebook. I added some twine and a button. I highlighted the word journal from the Quote stamp for the label on the front.
I stamped the inside with the same Sensational Quote stamp, I also used the word journal from the quote to stamp on the cover of the books.
I hope you enjoyed this project. A great teacher gift!!!
Hi! It's Hels here...I keep on saying it... I do! You know I am on the Darkroom Door Design Team for 2013? Well, it is THE best DT... I got a selection of the latest release stamps and I have been having a right old ball playing with them! Today's offering is an altered frame which I have used the new Beauty Quote stamp and a new Eclectic Butterfly stamp (he is ginormous and GORGEOUS!) To see the new releases and all the other delish stamps click HERE for the Darkroom Door website.
This old frame started life as a greeny coloured plastic moulded jobby. And, as ever, I forgot to get a pic before I altered it! Whoops! I removed the glass and then cut a piece of patterned paper (the new Finnabair papers from Prima) to fit inside the frame. Layering stencils and Distress Inks over the paper to add a little specialness was a starting point. I didn't want the background too fussy so this is an ideal way of bringing in a bit of design without overpowering stuff. I added some Crackle background around the edges using Watering Can Archival Ink, stamping just using my hand to hold the stamp so I didn't overdo it and stamp too much into the centre of the paper.
I stamped the Quote onto more of the paper and edged it with Aged Mahogany and Gathered Twigs DI's and then popped it onto black card to make it pop more. The Butterfly is the big guy in the centre... he was stamped onto cream card, along with more butterflies from the Wings Stamp Set and then I used Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey and Aged Mahogany to colour the butterflies. As ever, I coloured the underside of the wings with Gathered Twigs DI, this just finishes the butterflies nicely and because you can see the underside of the wings, there are no "white" surprises when you look at it from a different aspect. The frame was coloured with Ruby, Copper and Spanish Topaz Treasure Golds, layering the colours on and building up the finish. I also added a little brass butterfly to the centre of the big guy for a bit of extra decoration.
Right, I shall away... I have a "to-do" list longer than my left leg to get ticked off today... no rest for the wicked right? Thanks for looking... have a grand day! TTFN
Hi stampers! I had fun with the funky Journey Quote Stamp! I gave me a fantastic opportunity to play around with Distress Ink backgrounds for this first card:
I sponged 2-3 colours onto some card, and then flicked some water droplets to create some lighter spots. I used some of this as the first layer on the card, after stamping the Sunshine background stamp onto it. I loved the idea of the droplets, so after stamping the quote, I grabbed my yellow Gloss Gel pen and added some spots here and there. It's a transparent, shiny finish which looks just fantastic! Here's a close up:
On this next card, I stamped the quote onto two different but co-ordinating papers, and cut the lighter one into strips. I mounted these strips onto the darker green image, and then filled in the spaces inside the letters with Stickles.
I added some trim and rusty chipboard stars as embellishment. Here's a close up side view:
I look forward to many more fun projects with this quote stamp!
Hello stampers! Anna-Karin here with a card using the new Creativity Quote stamp. I love this sentiment, and it will also work great if you just want to cut out a few of the words.
The quote stamp fit perfectly inside the Window Frame stamp. I stamped the window with Potting Soil Archival Ink and cut away all the little windows, leaving me with a wooden frame. The sentiment was stamped with Fern Green ink on top of a scrap gel printed paper. It was layered on a piece of old book paper and kraft core cardstock. The frame was adhered with foam dots.
This one fantastic quote, suitable for birthday cards for young and old.
I couldn't resist putting it together with some Photobooth images, but how wonderful would it be to add an actual photo of the recipient to the front of the card? I'm seeing embarrassing baby photos on an 18th or 21st card, or a lovely vintage party photo for a 70th.
Anyway, here are my cards. First up, one for the boys, complete with Distress Ink background, hessian and twine:
and here's one for the girls, in lovely pinks with soft feathers: