Hi all, I'm back again after not making an appearance last week. DH whisked me away for a Birthday Dinner as a "surprise" and interrupted my plans to work on a project.
Here in the Okanagan Valley fruit is very abundant. Unfortunately, when the fruit is in season, the weather is extremely hot and with all the comings and goings of summer I have always frozen fruit for making something with when the weather and time permit. Thus my first project. Labels for Strawberry Jam, which I intend to make sometime in the next month or two. The Labels will be perfect for those jars which will be given to friends and neighbors over the holiday season.
"Home Made", a July Release from Momas, for Whimsy Stamps, White Avery Labels 05163 (4" x 2") 10. Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink, Copics: R32, R27, R46, YG04, G24, G28, YG63. Stamp positioner. (My picture is showing a lot of "blotches", which I realized is the printing on the back of the label sheet). Because I thought the labels were very stark, I shaded them using a Distress ink. I created a negative mask, by cutting the stamped image from the center of a piece of scrap cardstock. You can see the piece of tape I used to enclose my cut into the image. I used a stamp positioner to place the stamp on the left side of the label. Distress ink was applied by placing the negative mask over each stamped label before coloring with copics.
Additional products used: White Copic cardstock, Red cardstock, Corner punch, Black multiliner, Post-it notes or Computer weight paper and repositionable tape.
Two masks were created by stamping the whole image onto post-it notes.
Cut each mask to separate the portion of the image you want to stamp from the portion you do not want inked.
(Top: I cut from the end of the line at the right corner, scrolled around the upper strawberries and then to the end of the line on the upper right). (Bottom: I cut from the end of the line on the right, scrolled around the berries to the end of the line on the upper right) I didn't want the indentions in the corners to be stamped.
Stamping the top left:
Place the (top) cut mask (very precisely lining up the edges) onto the upper left corner of a 5.25" x 5.25" piece of white cardstock.
Using a stamp positioner, place the acetate or glass on the mask (and cardstock). At this point use some tape to keep the bottom in place. Place your positioner, remove the top left corner of your mask and stamp the image.
Stamping the bottom right:
Place the (bottom) cut mask (very precisely lining up the edges) onto the lower right corner of the cardstock. Place your stamp positioner acetate or glass over the image. Tape the upper part of the mask in place. Place the positioner, remove the bottom right corner of your mask and stamp the image.
A whole image was stamped, cropped and mounted onto red cardstock. The images were then colored with copics, matted with red and placed onto a 5 1/2" x 11" (scored in half) piece of cardstock. The bottom left and top right corners looked naked so I took a black multiliner and drew in "corners".
I hope my tutorials gave you some inspiration today to "stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to make them smile".
Rubber hugs, whimsy wishes,