Hello, my Stampin' Friends!
How are you? It's been a very hot couple of days here, and the thing is – tomorrow it's supposed to get even hotter! Yes, I know that there are lots of places around the world that are hotter than Vancouver, B.C. in late June, but it's not really just the heat that's getting me – it's the humidity! Sounds like a bad punch line, doesn't it? Oh well – I still have to figure out how to have a fan in my stamping area, without sending all my supplies flying across the room! (so far, my ankles have been keeping cool! lol )
Anyway – you're not here to listen to my temperature woes, are you? Uh-uh! You're here to see what's new in stamping!
Well, I have a new technique called 'Sunburst' - I think it's pretty cool, and that you're gonna love it! This one is done using DSP, or Designer Series Paper. I just love the colours and patterns in the new Soho Subway DSP (item #130140 $13.50-12 sheets; 2 ea. of 5 double sided designs), so I decided to use it.
First I'll show you the card, then I'll explain how I made it:
Very Vanilla: 8 1/2" x 11", cut in half at 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Summer Starfruit: 4" x 5 1/4"
Basic Black: 3 3/4" x 5"
DSP: Soho Subway 1"x6" strips and 2"x6" strips – a combination of 3-5 strips is needed
Tools: Paper Trimmer/cutter, scisscors, adhesives
Stamp set of your choice – I used the retired 'Extreme Guitar' stamp
1) First, separate each 6" strip into triangle halves, by aligning two opposite corners in your trimmer guide, and slice.
2) Cut all the strips in half in the same manner.
3) Choose one corner of your Basic Black card stock as your starting point, and adhere the first triangle to the Basic Black card stock diagonally, allowing the DSP to overhang the black card stock.
4) Continue to adhere each of the triangles to the Basic Black card stock, leaving about 1/8' in between each triangle. Make sure you anchor each point to the same corner of the card stock. Remember to overhang each triangle on the edges.
5) Once the Basic Black is covered with the triangles, trim the excess.
6) Apply adhesive (using either dimensionals or glue stick) to the back of the Basic Black card stock, and centre it on to the Summer Starfruit card stock.
7) Apply adhesive (as above) to the Summer Starfruit card stock, and adhere it to your Very Vanilla card base.
8) Now stamp your image onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock (I stamped the Extreme Guitar in Versamark and Midnight Muse, and embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder), and using your Framelit or Punch (I used the 2nd smallest of the Labels Collection Framelits – item #125598 $32.95) to cut it out.
9) Apply dimensionals to the back of your stamped image, and place it in the 'origin' point of your star burst.
10) Voila!! You're done, and your card looks amazing!!
I hope you try out this technique – it's easier than it looks, and what a 'wow'!!
To all my Canadian friends and readers, I'd like to say 'Happy Canada Day', which is what we'll be celebrating here tomorrow!
I'm going to be updating my class schedule soon, so I hope you'll come back and sign up for something fun to do during the summer, and new classes and clubs for the Fall.
Until next time,