Creating projects for the countdown is so exciting. I begin preparing for the countdown a few weeks before by drawing sketches and brainstorming around the materials that I have in my personal supplies. I also consider who might be visiting my blog and always make sure I provide something for everyone.
Today's project is a simple one--2 step stamping. I believe this was the first technique that I learned when I started stamping in 2004--of course at that time I had no idea that I would be stamping with my own 2 step stamps just 4 years down the road!!!
Using an 8.5x11 sheet of paper I stamped my flower in white pigment ink over the entire surface of the paper.
Next, match up and stamp the lined image using the hybrid ink.
Hint: I like to have two blocks during this process, one with my solid image, one with my lined image. I line up both images at the same time and place them closer to the top so that I KNOW that the images are in the exact same place. It is easy to lose your "bearing" when you stamp with detailed stamps so this is a trick I use so that I know that I am stamping the right way up.
Next you need to download your own copy of this purse template HERE. Click on Card Template. Once you have the template printed, place it over your 8.5x11 sheet and cut the lines as indicated on the sheet. I taped my sheet at the top so that it didn't move around while I was cutting.
Now that my cardstock has been cut according to the template, I score the lines. Once you have scored the lines, fold them.
Punch a hole in the centre of the flap using the fiskars "brad" punch (1/16th inch)
Place a decorative brad through the hole
Place a velcro tab over top of the stems of the brad (it's a good way to hide the stems) I usually attach the other velcro tab to this one and press firmly as the two pieces of cardstock meet. This ensures that you have the exact placement for both tabs to meet up.
Punch holes on both sides of the purse using the fiskars "eyelet" punch (1/8th inch)
Place a piece of ribbon approx 7 inches through the holes and tie a knot. I cut the ends (to make them less visible) after I tied the knots.
***If you use this to hold your newly created ring, place a paper strip in the centre of the purse, place the ring on the strip and secure with glue dots.
As a final touch I added some extra ribbon to my finished purse.
I also created some cards with my paper scraps (I followed the same procedure listed in step 1 and 2).
Here is my final trio! I created two cards to give you some variety.
paper: Stampers Select White Cardstock by PTI, Berry Sorbet by PTI, Aqua Mist by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI
ink: Berry Sorbet by PTI, Aqua Mist by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI, Whisper White by SU!
stamps: Garden of Life (Urban Design) by PTI
accessories: Purse Brad by K and Co, Ribbon by PTI, Prima Flower, Flower brad by Bo Bunny
tools: 1 /8 punch by Fiskars .1 /16 punch by Fiskars, corner rounder by EK Success, scor-pal
*You will also need velcro tabs.
If you could make one of the cards above, what one would you CASE?
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