For the past few days I’ve been working on getting my accounts sorted out. I’m a bit of a procrastinator and would much rather spend my time papercrafting, and I’ve finally had to set some boundaries. Yesterday I was in full-on accounts mode, but finally got everything together and delivered to my accountant. Yay! Sadly though that left little time to put together today’s project. So I’ve a quick #simplestamping miss you card letting my craft studio know how I’ve been feeling.
MISS YOU AND SILHOUETTE CYCLIST
I chose the silhouette cyclist and miss you sentiment from the Enjoy Life Stamp Set for this project.
Enjoy Life is a see-through photopolymer set so I could have stamped it using an acrylic block but instead pulled out my Stamparatus stamp positioning platform.
First I cut a piece of the Mint Macaron abstract design from the Tranquil Textures 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. Then I placed a layer of Whisper White Card on my Stamparatus and put the DSP on top, holding everything in place with the two magnets.
Next I placed the cyclist stamp exactly where I wanted it on the two layers and picked up the stamp with the hinged plate. I then inked up the stamp with Tuxedo Black ink and stamped. The colour wasn’t as deep and dark as I wanted so I reinked the stamp and then stamped it again. That was much better, but there was a gap in the image just along the bottom edge of the DSP.
So I carefully removed the DSP layer and stamped the image one final time with Tuxedo Black ink. This filled in the missing section and I was ready to stamp the miss you sentiment.
Once again I used my Stamparatus, so I could stamp the sentiment twice on the DSP in exactly the same place.
To complete the stamping I stamped the cyclist image in the bottom right corner of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then I stamped him onto the bottom right corner of another layer of Whisper White Card.
Assembling the project was quick and easy.
I cut and scored a piece of Thick Whisper White Card using my Stampin’ Trimmer. Then folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create the card base.
Next I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to layer the stamped DSP back on the original Whisper White layer, lining up the two images. Then the assembled layers were fixed to the front of the card base with liquid glue.
Finally I added the second Whisper White layer to the inside of the card and I was finished in no time at all.
So now my project is done, and today’s blog is written, I’m going to treat myself to a whole day of papercrafting. I have some project ideas that I want to film and am looking forward getting back to what truly makes me happy.
I’ve made a few other projects using the Enjoy Life Stamp Set and you can find them in these earlier blog posts