Oh my, where to start with this one. I’m trying to learn to like the Wanted stamp set, and trying to find some creative ways to use it…and I’m having trouble.
While browsing some blogs yesterday, I found inspiration on Allison’s blog, Stampin’ when I can… I was looking at her background blog design while waiting for her site to download, and thought, “Now, that’s a cute design.” You can also find really cool stuff on her site.
Okay, here’s my creation: (scroll down further for detail pics)
This is a Difficulty Level: 5 (and you must have patience)
STEP 1: CARDSTOCK USED
Chocolate Chip (and a Transparency Sheet) 5-1/2″ x 11″ folded in half; Groovy Guava mat 5-5/16″ x 5-5/16″; Creamy Caramel 5-3/16″ x 5-3/16″; Close to Cocoa strip 1″ x 5-1/2″.
To create the design on the Creamy Caramel CS, you have to locate the center & stamp circle image using Stamp-A-Ma-Jig tool. I used Wanted stamp set designs colored with Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write markers. I measured 1-1/2″ out from the center of the circle and stamped the smaller Chocolate Chip circles. This process continues to cover the whole piece. The Larger circles are 2-1/8″ apart from one another. I used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig tool for the whole design (this tool is my best friend). I pierced the cardstock between designs (comes out to 2-1/8″ boxes). I created faux-stitching with a Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker. Added some small white dots with a White Uniball Signo gel pen. Sponged edges with Chocolate Chip ink. I punched out a half-circle to bottom right corner of card using a slit punch. It’s all smooth sailing from this point on!
STEP 2: STAMPED TRANSPARENCY COVER
This card is covered with a Transparency Sheet. I stamped the horse to the bottom right corner using Stazon White ink. The stamped white scalloping to the left of the ribbon is actually the paisley stamp from the Wanted stamp set. The cardstock and ribbon covers up the tails of the paisleys leaving only the scallops. I used Stamp-A-Ma-Jig tool to align this design. They start 7/8″ in from the left side of the card.
STEP 3: ACCESSORIES
The ribbons actually anchor the transparency sheet in place so I don’t have any adhesives showing on front or back of card. I adhered the 1″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Close to Cocoa cardstock over the paisleys. Added Chocolate Chip 5/8″ Grosgrain ribbon. Layered Groovy Guava double-stitched ribbon and tied in place with hardware from Hodgepodge Hardware-Pewter. Stamped star image, with Chocolate Chip ink, on a star chipboard piece from On Board Blossoms & Basics, punched hole, attached to hardware piece with Linen Thread. Added a strip of Caramel Gingham ribbon. Added a circle/spiral from Hodgepodge Hardware-Pewter and created faux-ribbons from thin strips of Groovy Guava and Close to Cocoa cardstock.
Usually my 3 year old son is my official stamp cleaner. I let him play around today while I was making this card. He’s just so much fun.
Have a great night!