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OnStage Card…

Beginning today until I run out of samples, every day will be a sample card made for my OnStage presentation.  Today’s post is one of the cards demonstrated during the presentation…

Building a background and keeping it simple…

and a peek inside.

You will love creating this background.  No two ever alike and always perfect!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Basic Black and Crushed Curry Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black plus reinkers Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Pumpkin Pie
  • Stamps:  Lovely Wishes
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, 3/8″ Mini Chevron Crushed Curry, Artist Low Tack Tape, Clip board, Aqua Painter, water spritzer

Digits

  • The Crushed Curry base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″.
  • The Basic Black layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut the watercolor paper 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Tape to a clip board with Low Tack Artist tape creating a 1/2″ border.  Be sure to rub along the edge of the tape so that watercolor cannot slip under the tape.
  • Spitz watercolor paper with water and spread with Aqua Painter to be sure the surface is uniformly wet.  Add Flirty Flamingo by picking up color with Aqua Painter and just touching the wet watercolor paper in several places.  Just watch that color “bloom”!  Repeat with Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie.  If you want the colors to blend more, just spritz more water.  You can tilt the board to blend colors.  Let this layer dry naturally.
  • Remove Low Tack Tape.  Stamp the sentiment and line art in Archival Basic Black going just outside the boarder with the line art.  Add a band of the Crushed Curry ribbon attached on back with SNAIL.
  • Make bow by creating several loops and tying off in center with Linen Thread.  Add to ribbon band with glue dots.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  The strip of watercolor paper was trimmed from another piece lying on my tabletop.

When demonstrating on stage I found myself spritzing the cameraman several times.  I’m righthanded and he was standing over my left shoulder.  He was a good sport about it though.

Hope you will give this a try…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

As many of us travel to enjoy Thanksgiving with family or prepare to host our families, remember when you start to stress that you are also very blessed.

Keep those fingers inky…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Hearts Come Home…

Blog winner announcement!!!  The winner of the new stamp set used in my OnStage presentation is…

Amy Sabol

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!  Amy, email me @brm643@comcast.net and I will get that stamp set in the mail to you!

This will be a special Christmas in my little family because little Henry will experience his first Christmas and we get to share that sweet memory.  He has just recently learned to crawl so he is a busy little guy.  Oh what fun!

He and his little family will be here for Thanksgiving next week.  In addition it will also be his mommy’s birthday!  So I made this framed piece for her to decorate for the holidays.  I even put her name on the Bakery as she hopes to open one some day…

The art space measures 5″ x 10″.

In this close up you can see her name on the bakery awning…

The lettering is much more prominent when viewed from this angle.

In this shot you can see the Dazzling Diamonds in the trees.  I would have used Wink of Stella but went through two pens finishing my swaps for OnStage and haven’t ordered replacements yet.

Do you have someone on your gift list that might enjoy a similar framed holiday piece?  This town scene took some planning and masking to keep certain objects in front of others, but it was so much fun to build this little town scene!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits just in case you’d like to build a town too!

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Archival Basic Black, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Real Red, Tranquil Tide
  • Stamps:  Joy to the World (sentiment & Santa) and In the City
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Dazzling Diamonds, Large Letters Framelits, Aqua Painter, Fun Foam, Masking or Post It Notes, Card Front Builder Framelits (trees), a frame of your choice.  The one used here is from Hobby Lobby and the opening is 5″ x10″.

Digits

  • I stamped everything that would need a mask first and cut them out.  I used masking sheets, but you could substitute Post It Notes.
  • Cut your Thick Whisper White Cardstock the size of your frame.
  • Plan your stamping so you know what will be held out for masking.  For instance in this piece the little truck was the first thing stamped and then masked.
  • Secondly the buildings were stamped then masked.
  • The third layer was the trees.  The trees were cut out of Fun Foam using the Card Front Builder Framelits and used as stamps to create the background.  One line of trees were stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and the second line was stamped off before stamping.  We made a forest!
  • And the last stamping was the sentiment and Santa.
  • Once all your stamping is done, add Adhesive Sheet to back of this stamped piece before cutting out letters.  Line letters on piece and cut with Large Letters Framelits.
  • Add Adhesive Sheets to back of Fun Foam and cut all letters you need.  Add stamped letter to top of Fun Foam Letter by removing protective sheet.
  • Add a piece of cardstock to the back of your stamped piece in a color that coordinates with what you have stamped.  It does show through a little when finished.  Now add your Fun Foam/stamped letters to the stamped piece and then add the finished stamped piece to a frame.

Is it gorgeous?  I bet it is!

What a fun project this was and this Eclipse Technique is really easy to do.  Give it a try!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

this makes me smile.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Framing Christmas…

The Eclipse technique really caught on this year even though it is making a return visit to the stamping world.

But with the total eclipse we had earlier this year, it just seems right to end the year with an eclipse Christmas.

Several of these framed Christmas home décor pieces will find their way into friends and loved ones homes during the holidays…

Everyone will want to know where the frame came from…Hobby Lobby.  And the opening is 5″ x 10″.

The raised letters were done with Fun Foam.

Had to get a shot with the Dazzling Diamonds doing its thing.

I just love this technique!

Now I’ve made these with the letters spelling “joy” and “Noel” too.  You’re only limited by the opening in the frame.  This frame did have glass, but that was discarded.

If you find a frame you can’t resist, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this technique…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstick
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Powder Pink, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive
  • Stamps:  Good Tidings
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Dazzling Diamonds Powder, Large Letters Framelits, Fun Foam (1/8″ thick), Self Adhesive Sheets

Digits

  • The opening to this frame is 5″ x 10″.  Cut your Thick Whisper White to the dimensions of your frame opening.
  • Stamp all your holly and berry stamps after positioning where you want your sentiment to be.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Give it a few minutes to dry or it might smudge.
  • Add a piece of Self Adhesive Sheet to the back of the Fun Foam.  Cut your letters from this section so that all the letters have Adhesive Sheet on the back.
  • Draw a light pencil line across the stamped piece where you want the bottom of the letters to be.  Add Adhesive Sheet to the back of this stamped piece where the letters will be cut.  Lay this piece on your Magnetic Board and place your Framelits for each letter for spacing.  In the case where you might have double letters like I did here, add the Fun Foam just for placement and remove before cutting letters.  Cut letters out.
  • Add the stamped letter to the Fun Foam letter by removing the protective sheet.  You will need a backing sheet attached to the back of your stamped piece.  Removed protective covering from Fun Foam letters and add back into place on the stamped piece.  Because the center of my “R” letter had stamping on it, I included them.  If the centers of your letters do not have stamping on them, make your backing piece the cardstock color your are using and it can show through where letters have openings.  Like an “O” or “B” for example.
  • Once you have all the letters placed, add some water to a blob of multipurpose glue and apply where your want the Dazzling Diamonds Powder.  Sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds.
  • Add to frame and you are done!

This would make the perfect hostess gift!

Oh my goodness, I can’t believe all the comments!  I WILL answer all of them, but not until we pick a winner tomorrow so that all will be included.  I plan to number each one and let Sweetums pick a number then announce the winner in tomorrow’s post!  Good Luck!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

all of these things…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Smooshing…

Smooshing is not a real word but perfectly describes the method used to get the background on today’s post…

Last week I posted a different card with a smooshed background you can see here

Glamour close up.

Love this little whimsical line art Christmas set!

No inside shot today as these cards are meant for customer bags as a small thank you for ordering from me and I’d like for them to be able to use them.  I did get the party started by stamping on the envelope!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one…

Stuff

  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecards and Tranquil Tide Cardstock plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Tranquil Tide, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party plus Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Seasons of Whimsy
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  “I” Acrylic Block, sequins, low tack artists or painter’s tape, spritzer

Digits

  • 3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecards.  Cut a piece of Tranquil Tide CS 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ and attached with SNAIL to notecard front.
  • Cut a piece of watercolor paper 3″ x 4-3/8″. Place tape across top and bottom to create a border.
  • Color on the “I” Acrylic Block with Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Tranquil Tide.  I usually use the Pool Party or lightest color in the trio to add color to block and then use markers for the two darker colors.  Now you can dampen the watercolor paper or spritz the block, then smoosh the block to the paper.  Hold for a few seconds to let the ink soak into the watercolor paper.  Remove block and let dry.
  • Remove tape top and bottom.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at bottom of layer.
  • Stamp ornament and string in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add the watercolor layer to the Tranquil Tide layer using multipurpose glue.
  • Add sequins (an odd #) to background.

Now this would be the ultimate Christmas card to mass produce.  It’s different (the background is gorgeous) and whimsical too.  Since you have very little cutting because of the notecards, it’s a snap!  When someone asks for my advice about a card to mass produce, I always recommend using precut notecards…they are “the bomb!”

It’s Friday again and another gorgeous fall weekend to enjoy.  Hope you have plans for whatever makes you HaPpY!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

any time you can.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Winter Fashion…

Today I’m having fun with the Christmas Patterns stamp set and dressing the reindeer in winter sweaters with a twist…

Are you smiling?  I hope so…

Glamour close up.

Cold nose kisses.

And a peek inside.

See Santa’s reindeers can make a winter fashion statement too.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Tranquil Tide and Powder Pink Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Early Espresso and Tranquil Tide
  • Stamps:  Christmas Patterns and Christmas Lamppost (bow)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  “E” Acrylic Block, Card Front Builder Framelits, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper, Christmas Lamppost Thinlit Dies (bow), Pool Party Sequins

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Score at 4-1/4″, fold and burnish with bone folder.
  • The Tranquil Tide layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • Color the surface of the “E” Acrylic Block with Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Tranquil Tide.  Spritz with water and “smoosh” onto the center of the watercolor paper.  Hold for a few seconds to give the ink time to be absorbed by the watercolor paper.  Let dry.
  • Cut a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″.  Hand cut curves on one side and attach at the bottom of the watercolor paper layer.
  • Add sentiment in upper right corner in Archival Basic Black.
  • Cut three trees from Tranquil Tide CS and attach to left side of this layer using multipurpose glue.
  • Add sequins with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp the reindeer in Early Espresso and “fussy cut”.
  • Stamp the sweater on scrap Thick Whisper White in Lemon Lime Twist and “fussy cut”.  Add sweater to reindeer with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp reindeer again with Early Espresso on vellum and immediately transfer the image to a scrap of Thick Whisper White.  If the color isn’t even, use the marker and color in the legs and head.  The body will be covered by the sweater anyway.  Fussy cut leaving off the antlers.
  • Stamp sweater on scrap Thick Whisper White in Powder Pink and fussy cut.  Add to doe with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp bow from Christmas Lamppost on Powder Pink CS and cut out with framelit.  I cut away the bow “tails” before attached to sweater with glue dot.
  • Add dimensionals to backs of reindeer and doe and place on card front with their noses touching.  Sweet!
  • Inside the Tranquil Tide layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″. Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Add tree cut from Tranquil Tide with multipurpose glue at lower right corner.  Did you notice I stamped the inside sentiment in the wrong direction?  It’s been a day!

Hope your day has been awesome.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

then you know.

Keep those fingers inky…be HaPpY!

B

Deck the Halls…

Inspiration came to me this week and I couldn’t wait to get into the studio and work out what had been pictured in my mind…love when that happens!

and here is exactly what I had seen it in my mind.

How about that sparkle on the road bricks?

This side view shows the lifted layers.

and a peek inside.

Stamps you wouldn’t normally think of for Christmas and nontraditional colors too!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Pool Party, Basic Grey and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Pool Party, Archival Basic Black, Smokey Slate and Lemon Lime Twist
  • Stamps:  Bike Ride, Brightly Lit Christmas and Christmas Quilt (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Christmas Lampost Thinlits Dies, Bike Framelits Dies, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Pattern Party Decorative Masks

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″, fold and burnish with bone folder.
  • The Pool Party layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Using the brick mask and Embossing paste apply a couple of rows of bricks at bottom of layer.  Sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds and let dry.
  • Stamp all pieces to be cut out with framelits and thinlits.  Cut an extra lantern lamp from Lemon Lime Twist CS to used the inside pieces in the Basic Grey lantern.  Add lantern with multipurpose glue.  Add bow with dimensional.  Stamp Merry Christmas sign and trim so that it just reads Merry Christmas and add under lantern shelf with dimensionals.
  • Add wreaths to bike wheels with multipurpose glue.  Add bike frame to wheels with multipurpose glue.  Add bike to card front with dimensionals.
  • The front grey basket was added with multipurpose glue at the bottom. The other gift was add to bike frame with dimensionals.
  • Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a layer of Pool Party 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.
  • The sentiment is stamped in Archival Basic Black.
  • The bike rear wheel is stamped leaving the page with a basket sitting on dimensionals on top.

This was so much fun to make…but I confess I would not want to make many of these cards!

Hope you are having a star-studded Tuesday.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

ever.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Snowy Night…

Created my own snowy night scene…so peaceful.  And the nicest place to be on a night like this?  In front of a cozy fire with your honey, some hot apple cider and a good favorite movie.

How shimery is that?

How lucky was I to catch the glimmer from the Wink of Stella and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter paper…

And a peek inside…

The foundation for this card is watercolor paper…it all starts there.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Tranquil Tide Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black.  I used watercolors but you could substitute reinker in Pacific Point, Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry.
  • Stamps:  Quilted Christmas (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Card Front Builder Framelits, 1-1/2″ Circle Punch, Aqua Painter, White Paint Pen or Art Masking Liquid to make snow and Clear Wink of Stella. If you have watercolors, here are the sky colors I used Ultramarine Blue, Ultramarine Violet and Phthalo Green plus Pool Party 1/4″ Glimmer Ribbon

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″, fold and burnish with bone folder.
  • The Tranquil Tide layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The watercolor paper layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Add low tack tape around watercolor paper to create a border.    If you are using a masking liquid apply now.  With your Aqua Painter wet just where you want the sky color to go.  Add your colors in stripes across horizontally and let the watercolor paper do the work for you.  Let the paper dry naturally.  When dry add your snow with white paint pen if you didn’t using masking liquid.
  • Add Clear Wink of Stella to the sky area.
  • Cut a 1-1/2″ circle from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Using the tree framelit cut the top of two trees from this circle.
  • Cut three trees using framelit from Tranquil Tide CS.  Cut just the tops of the tree trees from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
  • Stamp sentiment at lower left corner in Archival Basic Black.  Remove masking liquid if you used it.
  • Attach “moon” with multipurpose glue to right side.  Add trees inside circle with multipurpose glue.
  • Add Glimmer tree tops to left snow bank.
  • Add ribbon to top attaching behind with SNAIL.
  • Add watercolor layer to card front with multipurpose glue and weight it down.
  • Inside the Tranquil Tide layer is 4-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black, then attach with SNAIL
  • Add tree in lower right corner with SNAIL.

I love this card…I love the colors and the atmosphere created.  It really is peaceful!

The posts of this week are ready and I can’t wait to share them with you, so I hope you will stop by each day to take a look.

What a beautiful, cool and clear fall day today.  Hope your day is awesome too!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

every.  single.  day.

Come get inky with me….be HaPpY!

 

B

Reindeer Fashion…

In my world reindeers would wear cozy sweaters in the winter in the latest fashion colors like Lemon Lime Twist!

So I created this Christmas card in vibrant nontraditional colors just so his sweater would make a fashion statement…

And snow would be all glittery like Clear Wink of Stella…

Even the trees shine…

In this side view you can see he has been “lifted” from the page with dimensionals and his sweater is also a separate piece.

and a peek inside.

Now I’ll just confess I love to “fussy cut” but this one is a challenge with those antlers.  I do love the way they look though.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Early Espresso, Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, plus watercolor paper and gold foil
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Flirty Flamingo
  • Stamps:  Merry Patterns and Christmas Quilt (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Clear Wink of Stella, Card Front Builder Framelits and “E” Acrylic Block and Aqua Painter

Digits

  • The Lemon Lime Twist base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″, fold and burnished with bone folder.
  • The Early Espresso layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The watercolor paper layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Using Aqua Painter and reinker “paint” one side of the “E” Acrylic Block with Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Flirty Flamingo.  Spritz with water and stamp on the watercolor paper.  Add pressure for a few seconds to give the ink time to absorb into the watercolor paper and lift.  Let dry naturally.
  • While the background is drying, cut trees from Old Olive CS.  Don’t forget the single tree inside.  Paint with Clear Wink of Stella.
  • Stamp reindeer and sweater on scrap Thick Whisper White and “fussy cut”.
  • Cut small gold foil reindeer and set aside for the inside of the card.
  • Add Wink of Stella to background of watercolor paper by flipping the brush or slinging on the color.
  • Add sentiment in upper right corner with Early Espresso.
  • Attach watercolor background over the Early Espresso layer with multipurpose glue and weight down to dry.
  • Add three trees using multipurpose glue.
  • Add sweater to reindeer with multipurpose glue and reindeer to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Early Espresso layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached over Early Espresso layer with SNAIL.
  • Add final tree  and gold reindeer to lower right corner with multipurpose glue.

Here it is Friday and another gorgeous fall weekend to enjoy!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Whimsical Christmas…

Seeing Christmas through the eyes of a child is magical…we should always remember the magic we felt as a child and remember how we tried to create that magic for our own kids.

And Christmas with a little whimsy is fun and that’s just what I saw the first time I saw the stamp set Seasons of Whimsy.  How fun is this stamp set?

Cute right?

A glamour close up….

love this background and so easy to make!!

and a peek inside…

There’s certainly unconventional color here for Christmas, but it works!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Pumpkin Pie
  • Stamps:  Seasons of Whimsy
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/8″ gold metallic ribbon, Iridescent Sequins, “E” Acrylic Block, spritzer and markers

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5-1/2″ then burnish with bone folder.
  • The Flirty Flamingo layer is 4-1/4″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The watercolor paper is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  “Color” an “E” Acrylic Block with your Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Pumpkin Pie Markers.  Spritz with water and stamp the watercolor paper.  Let the ink soak in the paper for a few seconds and then remove.  If you still want to move the color, spritz the water color paper but try to maintain your border.
  • Once the ink is dry, stamp the ornaments in staggered positions.  Then stamp the bow/string.  I placed post it notes over the border at the top to mask that area.  Tip:  if your bow doesn’t quite meet the ornament hook, use a black Micron Pen to connect.
  • Stamp sentiment at the bottom.
  • Add sequins here and there.
  • Inside the Flirty Flamingo layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp one ornament at lower right corner and then bow/string.  Attach to Flirty Flamingo layer with SNAIL.
  • The envelope also has an ornament in the lower left corner with the bow/string running to the top.

I love this little whimsical card…it’s so me!

It’s almost Friday again…seriously, people, where does the time go?

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

one of each please.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Baby Zoo…

Is there anything more fun than expecting a brand new baby?

In this case it will be a baby boy and his name will be Harrison.  He will be the son of my g’daughter’s best friend.  I’ve known Amy for over a decade and am thrilled to be able to watch her become a mom and participate in planning her a shower along with Kendall…

Harrison is a lengthy name, but I was fortunate to find a frame that would work.

I thought about painting the animals directly on the background, but chickened out afraid I’d mess up and have to start all over.

This little guy is always my favorite…who doesn’t love a teddy bear?

A side view…

Sitting on top.

I’ve probably made a half dozen of these baby framed names and they always are so appreciated.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Water Color Paper (the background piece is 6″ x 12″ and you’ll need more to stamp and paint the animals.
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate, Powder Pink, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky and Baked Brown Sugar
  • Stamps:  A Little Wild
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Little Loves Framelits, Large Letters Framelits, Round Brush, .005 Black Micron Pen, Dr. Ph Martin’s Cobalt Blue Fine Art Watercolor, White Fun Foam with adhesive back.

Digits

  • Cut a strip of watercolor paper 3″ x 12″.  Using a large round brush apply a light coat of the Cobalt Blue then go over just the bottom of the strip of color to darken the shade just at the bottom.  Let dry.
  • Cut letters of name from White Fun Foam that comes with a sticky back.  Apply Multipurpose Adhesive Strips to back of watercolor paper you just painted.  Cut letters from strip of watercolor paper.   Attach painted letters to top of White Fun Foam letters.
  • I have all the animals in this stamp set cut apart so I can use them singularly or together.  You can always put them back together on the acrylic block when you need both sides.
  • Stamp animals on separate piece of watercolor paper.  The elephant was stamped with Smoky Slate and with a damp brush I pulled the color inside the lines.  Add Powder Pink inside ears and on cheeks.  Go over detail lines with Black Micron Pen.  Cut out with coordinating framelit.  You’ll need to trim the top.
  • The lion was stamped in Crushed Curry.  I pulled the color in on his body with a damp brush then added Daffodil Delight to his head.  Add Powder Pink for his cheeks and use Micron Pen to add details.  Cut out with framelit.
  • The Bear was stamped with Baked Brown Sugar pulling in the stamped lines with a damp brush.  I added Daffodil Delight to his face and body and Powder Pink for his cheeks and ears.  Use Micron Pen for details.  The beehive was stamped in Crushed Curry and painted with Daffodil Delight.  Bees were Soft Sky on the wings and details added with Micron Pen.  Cut out with framelit.
  • Line up your letters on background 6″ x 12″ or whatever size you are using and place your animals where you think you’d like them to sit.  Pull off the protective backing of the Fun Foam and attach.  The animals were added with multipurpose glue.
  • Place inside your frame and enjoy.  I did make a full tag with the elephant to use on the wrapped package.

Got through my first FaceTime OnStage rehearsal yesterday.  Need to shave about a minute off my presentation…but at least I got everything stamped!  Donna and Brandy gave me some great tips so we’ll see how it goes at the next FaceTime rehearsal on the 25th!

Hope your “hump” day is awesome…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

 

 

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