Thursday, August 10, 2006
Back to Stampin'
Two more projects using the Nature Prints stamp set. The "Memories" book I can take full credit for. I've been wanting to alter a school composition book for some time now and finally got around to doing it. It was really fun to do, but there is one caution. After I had the whole thing finished I openned the book and discovered that I had put the cover design on the book upside down. Since I used sticky tape (which is very well named!) I couldn't just remove the cover paper and turn it around. I was able to remove all the taped on cover articles. Since I had stamped directly on the cover I had to sticky tape a new cover sheet on. This then became to back of the book. I then Carefully retaped and stamped the front right side up this time!
The Happy Birthday card I cannot take credit for. I CASED it from the Stampers Showcase on the SU demonstrator web site. It was designed by Adele Heffern. I was intrigued by her method of making the wooden wall behind the trophy fish and wanted to see how it would really turn out. I LOVE IT! The wood grain backgroound was created by taking a piece of Creamy Carmel card stock and swiping the edge of the Whisper White craft ink pad over from top to bottom. After it has dried you then go over it again in the same manner but with a Creamy Carmel craft pad. when that has dried you mark the lines for the boards and dots for the nails. It turned out better that I had even imagined and it is so perfect for this card. Thank you Adele.
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