Next month I'll be hopping on the CKCB Master Forger team - Whoop Whoop!! Can't wait to officially get started!
This month's hop theme is to use a stamping technique on a project. I went about this assignment sort of backwards. I stamped my project, realized I really should show a technique first, went looking for a tutorial, found fantastic instruction for a project much cooler than my original idea, and then made that other project to add onto this post. And so it goes with attention deficit crafting.....
My initial technique is a simple one, but something I haven't used much in the past. I used Staz-on ink to stamp onto vellum.
|I won a set of "Hardware" Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets from Shirley (It was part of a huge prize that included all sort of Basic Grey Lauderdale stuff, too - thanks, Shirley!). As soon as I saw the stamps I fell in love with the ruler in the set. It was perfect for a page about our household facelift from earlier this year. |
I still get a little giddy when I walk into my new closet each morning :). I did a blog post earlier this year where I talked about the project here.
So, that leads me to the vellum tutorial. Rochelle at I Stamp, I Create, I Have Fun showed how to make a tealight lantern using stamped vellum inserts. So cute! Her tutorial (the link above goes right to that post from 2008) shows how to cut the cardstock for the lantern and how to stamp onto the vellum. I modified the process a little bit to work for me.
|I stamped my fall leaves with brown ink and a Martha Stewart leaf stamp.|
|I cut the vellum pieces just slightly larger than the size of the windows.|
While the ink was still wet, I coated it with UTEE and heated it with a heat gun.
I used my ATG to tape the vellum pieces to the cardstock and the cardstock edge to form the box. Of course I will only use a battery operated tea light with this project - I wouldn't use a real candle inside this all-paper project.
And here's the finished project:
|I can't wait until this weekend when I have some time to make more. |
Add some ink to the edges, scallop cut the top edge, etc. Cute, cute, cute!
Hop Order: You probably came from Jessica, and the next stop is Bethany. Take a second to go back to the beginning, too, and leave a comment on today's blog hop post on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog for a chance to win a stamp set from this month's sponsor, Ippity Chick Sherri!