Hello and welcome!
I’m so excited to announce that I’m joining Heffy Doodle Design Team! Yaaaay!!! Thanks so much, Heffy Doodle, for this wonderful opportunity! I cannot wait to start sharing with you this new chapter of my crafty journey! Heffy Doodle have a lot of whimsical and cute stamp sets filled with adorable critters and some really amazing and clever dies, covering everything from basic shapes to fun interactive mechanisms!
I also would like to let you know that in my posts made for Heffy Doodle I will be focusing on how to get more from your craft supplies and think out of boxes, giving new life to your crafty stash! So let start with the first card!
Today I chose to play with adorable Chimply The Best Stamp Set filled with so many cute illustrations. I love the fact that the tree branches in this set come both as open and solid stamps! Such a clever and creative design! That’s why I decided to get more from the solid stamps than just an inked and stamped images and give you an idea how to create a cool background, using emboss resist technique and Distress inks.
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- STAMPS AND DIES:
- Chimply The Best Stamp Set (available at Heffy Doodle and Scapbook.com)
- Chimply The Best Dies (available at Heffy Doodle and Scapbook.com)
- OTHER CRAFT SUPPLES
- VersaMark Clear Embossing Ink
- Heffy Doodle Mini Die Cutting Machine
- Powder Tool Applicator
- Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Step By Step Instructions:
- Die cut from alcohol marker friendly cardstock all the element you need, using the coordinating Chimply The Best Dies and Mini Die Cutting Machine or Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting machine. Save the negative parts of the dies.
- Stamp the outline illustrations from Chimply The Best Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Use the negative parts of the dies as a guide for a perfect alignment inside the stamping positioning tool.
- Color the stamps with COPIC MARKERS. I used on this card:
- chimps E50-E51-E53-E55-E57 and E000-E00-E01-E02
- cheeks R30-r32
- leaves G20-G82-YG63-G28
- branches E41-E42-E43-E44
- Die cut a Stitched Circle from a Bristol paper, put a generous coat of powder from the Powder Tool Applicator and stamp one of the solid branches with VersaMark Clear Embossing Ink. Repeat the same steps a couple of times to fill in the background.
- Sprinkle a fine detailed white embossing powder on the circle and heat set it with a heat gun.
- Ink the top side of the circle background with Rustic Wilderness Distress ink and Bundled Sage Distress ink, creating an ombré effect. Use the blending brushes to achieve a nice and smooth result.
- Splatter some tiny droplets of a clear shimmer spray, a white gouache and some ink diluted with a small amount of water to add more interest.
- Heat emboss in white onto black the sentiment from the same Chimply The Best Stamp Set, using VersaMark Clear Embossing Ink and Powder Tool Applicator.
- Trim and score an extended A2 size card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) from Neenah Solar White paper.
- Arrange and glue in place all the elements. Pop some of them on a foam tape for a fun dimensional look.
- Finish with some matching sequins adhered with Glubert – Craft Glue.
That’s all for today! Hope you like this cute card! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!