Good Morning 🙂 We hope you had a great Easter Bank Holiday weekend! The sun was shining here in South Wales, spring is finally here 🙂
We’re really looking forward to The Big Stamp and Scrapbooking show this coming weekend at Alexandra Palace, are you coming? You’ll find us on stand 54 with all out latest releases!
Yesterday Kim Bacon shared a very special project over on her blog, we’re a day late showing you it (sorry Kim) but the stamp making and packing elves didn’t show up for work again so it was down to us…. Hahaha!
I have a special blog post for you today on Marvellous Monday!
I have once again been lucky enough to have an article published in CRAFT STAMPER
The guys at Visible Image have designed the free cover stamp for the May issue of the magazine and I was lucky enough to be asked to create a project using the free stamp.
Obviously I had the stamp a few months ago and got to play with it way before anyone else. My fellow DT member Pauline
also did some samples for the magazine and I am sure she will show you hers on her blog in due course.
So, what did I make? Well, I made a pocket book which I have suggested could be used to put your favourite photos in or you could use it to write some special words in.I started by colouring some pieces of A3 card with Gentle Blends and then using the free stamp I stamped all over them using Gentle Blends as the ink. Really you could use any medium you are comfortable with.
For this step I deliberately avoided the pixel-edge part of the stamp so that the background was kept fairly light. You can see from the picture above how I coloured the card.Once I had coloured and stamped about 4 sheets of card I made the pockets. These pockets can be made to almost any size to suit. These particular pockets are 11cm x 15cm, so the starting piece of card is 22cm x 15cm.
The card is glued around 3 sides leaving one of the short sides open for the tag The corners were rounded off. I then stamped around the edges using the dotty edge of the stamp.
The covers for the book were made using mount board cut slightly larger than the pockets and covered with the stamped and coloured card.I also used the larger Visible Image flourish stamp and a sentiment, which I stamped in black and embossed.
I made some tags to fit in each pocket which I also stamped with the free stamp in both the Gentle Blends colours and black for contrast.
As an extra bonus in this months issue there is the opportunity to get some of the latest Visible Image stamps FREE as part of the regular First Impressions giveaway.
Hope you like the project and that you have a go at making something like this yourself.
This is such an awesome project! Love the way Kim has used the mini grunge flourish cover stamp! Wouldn’t it make a fabulous gift 🙂 Thank you Kim… it looks stunning in print!
Come back later to see what Sue Joseph has been creating!
And, if you haven’t already joined our Facebook Group, come on over! We have an exciting weekend coming up on April 18th & 19th to celebrate reaching 3000 likes over on our Facebook Page! We’re running some competitions (so you need to get creating for those!) and there’ll be some fabulous giveaways and on the spot prizes!
If you are back to work today, we hope you can ease back into it gently!!!
See you later 🙂
Mark & Helen xx