Sunday, November 25, 2012

uR Priceless: A Doodled Effect/Stamped Background Card Tutorial

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Here's another tutorial I'm sharing, previously published in Scrapbook News and Review's July 2012 issue.  If you haven't realized it by now, I try to stretch my scrappy supplies by using stamps in various ways.  Doodles are fun and popular right now.  If you don't feel confident in your doodling skills, try using a doodled image stamp(s) to create a patterned paper.  Here I've added pops of color to the stamped images, completing my card with felt flowers, chipboard, twine, and brads from my stash.

U R Priceless
(click on photo above for a supply list)

Black cardstock
White cardstock
Small alphabet stickers
Felt flowers
Chipboard button
Bakers twine
Chipboard swirl
Chipboard tag
Outline stamps
Sentiment or word stamp
Pearlized ink (Smooches) or any colored pens/pencils
Black ink
Solvent ink (if using glossy/smooth finished chipboard tag)
Hot glue gun (or other strong adhesive)
Paper trimmer

Step One:  You will want to use a couple stamps with an outlined image you can color in.  I used two stamps and some black ink.  You can use one or more stamps to stamp a background onto some white cardstock.  Stamp some images off the edge of the cardstock.

Step Two:  Ink the edges of the white cardstock with black ink.

Step Three:  Glue the white cardstock onto some black cardstock so that you have a black border around the stamped background.

Step Four:  My chipboard tag has a glossy finish to it.  In order to stamp my word stamp onto the tag, I need to use Solvent Ink so that the ink doesn’t smear.  If your tag doesn’t have a smooth finish, you can use the same ink you used to stamp your background.

Step Five:  Color in the stamped outlined images with colored inks.  I used Pearlized inks by Smooches (Clearsnap).  You could also use colored pens or pencils.

 Step Six:  Add some baker’s twine to the chipboard tag.  Put together your felt flowers with brads or chipboard buttons and some twine.  I like to use a hot glue gun to glue the flowers together.

Step Seven:  Use a hot glue gun (or other strong adhesive) to glue your chipboard swirl onto your card.  

 Step Seven:  Use a hot glue gun (or other strong adhesive) to glue your chipboard swirl onto your card. 

Step Nine:  Add the felt flowers to the card with the hot glue gun.

Step Ten:  I added some alphabet stickers (“u” and “r”) above the word “priceless”.

Step Eleven:  If needed, trim the twine on the tag and the flower.

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Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

  1. Your card is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeee the hearts and the flowers!!!!


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