Tuesday, June 29, 2010

TIPsy Tuesday - Two Stamps per Image

More and more I'm searching out outline stamps for my collection.  You can use them by themselves, color in the images or stamp them on designer paper and cut out.  You can also stamp another image on cardstock, stamp the line art stamp on the cardstock and then cut the design out.  This is how I got the woodgrain "CABIN" in this layout.

Here are the steps:

Stamp cardstock with background image.  I used Hero Arts woodgrain stamp and Close to Cocoa ink.

Then stamp over the background design with an outline stamp in a similar or contrasting color.   I used Chocolate Chip ink.

Then just cut out the image.  I left these kind of rough cut as that is part of the letter stamps - an alphabet stamp from Katie Pertiet for Autumn Leaves.

This layout commemorates our anniversary stay at a cabin in the NC Mountains near Valle Crucis which means Vale of the Cross.  It is about 15 minutes north of Boone, NC.  I have another layout planned for our hiking experiences but wanted to capture the lovely place we spent our anniversary this year.

Project Notes about frame:

The woodgrain background stamp was used again on this photo frame.  I started with a square chipboard element from Stampin' Up! and inked it with several colors of craft ink from Earth Elements.  Then I stamped the woodgrain in Soft Suede.  Then I went over the entire thing with Versamark and coated with clear embossing powder.  After heating, I got a stained wood look that matched the interior of the cabin. 
We did the versamark trick on chipboard in our last Stamp club and we got really neat effects depending on the ink used.  Jean, our demo, suggested going over an item with two coats of Versamark and embossing for an even more polished, yet antique finish. 

Thanks for visiting today!

Ingredients:  Stamps: Woodgrain by Hero Arts, Flourishes by Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Kraft
DSP and stickers:  Indian Summer collection from Basic Grey
Chipboard letters:  Wilma by Basic Grey
Rhinestone letters:  Kaiser

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