Have you ever heard of ‘no-line watercolouring’? It’s a technique where you stamp an image in a very light colour then paint over it. The pale stamped outline then ‘disappears’ leaving a watercoloured look with no obvious lines. For my What Will You Stamp? Challenge Design Team project this week I thought I’d try something similar. This week’s challenge is WWYS193 Country Home and my project is a covered Post-It Note® pad.
I started by making a simple wrap-around cover for the 3″ x 3″ Post-It Note pad.
Using my Stampin’ Trimmer I cut a piece of Fresh Fig Card 3-1/8″ x 7-5/8″. Then with the long side at the top I scored it at 1/2″, 1″, 4-1/8″ and 4-5/8″. I sharpened all the creases with a Bone Folder and used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to fix the pad to the inside with the loose edge of the pad nearest to the two 1/2″ sections.
Next I took the ‘simply thankful for all good things’ sentiment stamped onto Thick Whisper White Card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then using Paper Snips I cut around just the ‘simply thankful’ part and set it aside.
PRETTY FLORAL ARRANGEMENT
Next from the Country Home Stamp Set I took the floral arrangement with the bullrushes stamped onto Thick Whisper White Card using Grapefruit Grove ink.
I coloured the image using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers, taking care to hide the stamped lines as I went. The colours I used were dark and light combos in Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Real Red and Crumb Cake. I also used dark Daffodil Delight and Soft Sea Foam, and light Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate.
When I was done I placed the piece inside the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I placed the folder directly into the Multipurpose Platform, put a cutting pad on top and rolled it forwards and backwards through the Big Shot. The fine detail of the embossing folder gave my piece a sort of canvas texture that I love.
Just one final detail was needed. I used the #4 (largest) circle die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out the embossed piece.
On the top of the open Post-It Note holder I attached a small magnetic disc in the centre about 1/8″ from the cut edge. Then I used liquid glue to attach the embossed and die-cut image. The circle was a teeny big too large so I trimmed off the excess along the bottom edge using my Paper Snips.
To get the second magnet in exactly the right place I closed front section over the top of the image. Then I let go of the second magnet close to where I thought the first one was placed. As if by magic the second magnet found the first. I removed the backing from the adhesive on the magnet and attached the fussy-cut sentiment to it.
Now all I needed to do was finish the attachment of the sentiment to the cover. First I lifted off the sentiment with the magnet attached. On the back I fixed a Stampin’ Dimensional at each end of the sentiment, and some Tear & Tape Adhesive on the magnet. I closed the cover as before and held the sentiment roughly over the first magnet. Once again the magnets found each other but this time I could press the sentiment firmly into place and I was done.
NOT FOR CHILDREN
These small magnets are incredibly strong and if swallowed can cause serious harm. Please make sure that you keep the magnets, and any projects made with them, out of the reach of small children.
WWYS193 – COUNTRY HOME
I created this project as part of the What Will You Stamp? Challenge for this week’s challenge WWYS193 Country Home.
You’ll find projects using this stamp set from other members of the Design Team over on our blog. We never show each other what we’re making so I’ll certainly be heading over there to see their creations.
If you have this stamp set we’d love to see what you can create. You can join the challenge by using at least one image or sentiment from Country Home to make a new and original project. Then upload it to our challenge gallery for us to see.
At the end of the challenge one person will be randomly selected to be our challenge winner. They’ll get bragging rights and a winner’s badge for their social media. They’ll also receive an invitation to join us as our Guest Designer for WWYS196 on November 26th.
Well that’s it from me today. I’ve got a busy day planned but I’ll be back with another project tomorrow. I hope you’ll join me then.