I love to colour but one thing that I struggle with is highlights. So I was very pleased with myself when I worked out how to make a flat lipstick image look rounded. Sometimes you just have to keep trying, in the certain knowledge that eventually you’ll get there. To celebrate today’s milestone I went looking for a really bold colour that would match my lipstick to the sentiment. Bold I may be, but probably not THAT bold.
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I began with a 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ spiral bound notebook that I’d bought a while back at Dollarama. The notebook is actually a bit wider than 3-1/2″ but to make things easier I decided to ignore the spiral binding.
Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I first glued some Merry Merlot Card onto the boring front and back covers. Then on the front cover I attached a piece of Magenta Madness Card. I followed this with a piece from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.
In no time at all I was ready to stamp.
Using Tuxedo Black ink I first stamped the lipstick image from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set onto Thick Very Vanilla Card. I wanted the colouring to be bold so I chose Basic Black, Mango Melody, Cinnamon Cider and Magenta Madness Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.
On the lipstick case I used the darker of each colour in a line down the left and right-hand-sides. Then I used the lighter markers to colour in from the left and stopped about 1/8″ from the colouring on the right. Leaving this uncoloured strip gave me the illusion of light on the ’rounded’ lipstick case that I’d been searching for.
I have to admit that colouring the lipstick itself still kind of confuses me. So using the dark Magenta Madness I simply coloured a triangle across the bottom left corner. Then I coloured over the whole of the lipstick with the light Magenta Madness marker. It may not be perfect, but it works. With that done I cut out the coloured lipstick image plus two more identical blank shapes using the coordinating die from the All Dressed Up Dies.
My next task was to stamp the “Be as bold as your lipstick” sentiment onto some more Thick Very Vanilla Card using Tuxedo Black ink. Then I cut this out using the #3 oval die from the Stitched Shapes (counting from the smallest up).
Finally I was ready to put everything together.
Using liquid glue I fixed the sentiment to the front of the notebook. Then I glued the three die-cut lipsticks on top of each other with the coloured one on top. With that done I fixed assembled lipstick pieces to the sentiment and my project was complete.
I’m so happy with how this project turned out and you have to admit that’s one very bold lipstick!
If you’re thinking about treat packages for Halloween, or perhaps little treats for your Thanksgiving table, I have just the thing for you.
The September Paper Pumpkin kit will contain everything you need to create 20 cracker box treat packages. What’s more there’ll be enough embellishments for you to decorate them all for autumn/thanksgiving, or Halloween if you prefer, or how about a mixture of the two. Of course with so many embellishments included it also mean that there will be bits left over for you to turn into cards or gift tags if you want.
I have no doubt that this kit will be very popular and so it’s likely to sell out before the end of the subscription period. So make sure you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin today so you don’t miss out.
UPDATE 2021: Sadly the following products have been retired and are no longer available.
- Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends (you could use Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends instead)
- Stitched Shapes Dies (look at Tasteful Labels Dies as an alternate option)