It's a very inclusive one (Just use stickers to
make a new project.) Hope you can play with us!
my ol' maternal clock go...
...from tickity-tickety-tickety to
Well, I am gettin' on the old side, I tell ya! ;o) bwahahaha.
1...Digital Stuff: Baby Bathing image from Squigglefly
2...New & Nifty/Enabler Alert: i love SRM stickers
3...How to make this card
(but this time I used the version you get with it
that's flipped the other way than this)
ULTRA nifty SRM stickers
This Sweet Baby Boy sentiment is not stamped; it's made with...
...Stickers!!! and not just any old ordinary stickers, but the stickers of your dreams--(like when you were a kid, and had that one particular favourite puffy-scratch-n-sniff-glitter sticker, only even better than that because we may be nostalgic about the glitzy sticker, but now we're oh so refined) ;o) Yeah yeaaah, that's the ticket. heeheehee
the store & the design team blog
Love these SRM stickers because of this stuff:
- They're quick! (and I find sentiment stamping SO tricky sometimes)
- They make you look like you're the world's most perfect word-stamper
- The sheen is a lovely matte (not shiny) so they're lovely and subtle
- The backing is surprisingly easy to remove--even if you cut them apart
- The sayings are HOT! (& even give you ideas for cards when you're stuck)
- They're acid-free (made for scrapbooking/cardmaking specifically)
- Copics go on them like a dream (colour in letters or the whole thing, but just don't over-colour or the black fades :o) If you want you can stick them on vellum & colour the back in gorgeous ways with Copics or alcohol ink/markers...or colour the paper you want to stick them on....
P.S. FTC-ness: I don't sell these or anything but I did get some to play with for free. :-D
...make a baby in a bathroom:
(Oops! THAT doesn't sound like what I meant to say at all!) ROFL
- Baby Bathing digital image from Squigglefly
- Paper Temptress Quartz metallic cardstock,
- Clear embossing powder, Heat gun, Copic markers
- SRM stickers (#52001 Baby Boy)
- Dew Drops & pearly seed beads, Tombow Monomulti
- Paper Piercer, Needle, Yellow & White embroidery thread
- Patterned paper (Cosmo Cricket Early Bird-Brunch), Tape to mask with
- Sakura Souffle gel pen, Versamark, dimensional foam tape
- Strip of cream cardstock, White acrylic paint
- Crystal Lacquer (Judikin's Diamond glaze)
- Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tacor your favorite adhesive
- Snippets of a thin white cotton towel
- White cardstock (for round card & tags),
- White organza ribbon & teeny white button
Step 1) Print Squigglefly digital image Bathing Baby & heat emboss it: Print baby on Paper Temptress Quartz metallic cardstock in an inkjet printer & heat emboss him with clear embossing powder over the wet printer ink. For how to do this digital embossing, please see this post (or scroll through my archives, if you like; there are many methods described therein.) ;o)
Digital heat embossing works great on vellum cardstock as well, or many metallics & you can use Matte Medium or Gesso to treat any paper and make it heat embossable from an inkjet printer... Of course each method has its variables, but it's so fun to experiment with.
Step 2) Colour baby with Copic markers.
Step 3) Add crystal lacquer to the soap & the water (in the tub & under it.)
TILE A) Cut a distressed circle of patterned paper, mask a floor line with low tack tape, & colour the floor with Copic marker (or some other type.)
TILE B) Draw on tile lines with a Sakura Souffle gel pen (These are the vertical lines--in sakura souffle pen) I made the lines roughly to look like tile grout, but you could use a ruler, if you prefer.
TILE C) Add horizontal tile grout lines.
TILE D) Cover the tile with Versamark ink.
TILE E) Sprinkle the wet Versamark ink with embossing powder & heat it with a heat gun. Depending on your type of e.p. heating fairly gently will keep a dimpled texture like ceramic tile.
TILE F) Remove the tape (you can see by this hairy tape that I made it removable by repeatedly sticking it on the fabric of my pants to get it less sticky.)
TILE G) Cut baseboard from a strip of cream cardstock, score a couple of lines in it, and distress it with acrylic paint.
It gives you baseboards...
...with a distressed paint texture
TILE H) Adhere the baseboard to the floor line (no nail gun required.) ;o)
TILE I) Trim the baseboard to the shape of the circle & pierce and stitch around the circle (if you like sewing.)
A) Adhere Baby in his tub to the decorated bathroom & add hair: I used dimensional foam tape to attach baby to the card, so I could slide the bath mat under the tub image) Cut little bits of embroidery thread & glue them on to give baby a funny little hair-do.
B) Glue a wee piece of towel (cut to look like a washcloth) hanging over the edge of the tub. This is just a wee scrap snipped from a thin cotton towel from the dollar store.
MAT A) Glue on a cut square of towel for a bath mat & pierce holes along the sides of it to sew fringe on the mat
MAT B) Double thread a needle with white embroidery thread, tie a knot, & trim the end of it.
MAT C) Thread the needle through the image so that the knot is on the front & its end makes a section of fringe on the bath mat.
MAT D) Repeat, adhering the end on the back (or come up to the front again & tie and cut it, if you're comfortable with stitching and knotting on your image.
I also wove my own minuscule basket, LOL. Naw, I never did take that "Under-water Basket Weaving 101" course. This little wicker thinger is made like this...
A) Cut a piece of cardstock in a teeny basket shape & Colour it with a marker
B) Use a paper piercer to score lines on it (in a basket weave style)
C) Curve it with your hands as "shaping tools"
D) Glue handles of hemp twine to the back of the basket shape
E) Cut little scraps of towel & scraps of cardstock
F) Glue the towel scraps around the pieces of cardstock (to look like rolled towels)
G) Glue the rolled towels to the back of the basket
Here's a view from the basket from the back:
and here it is glued onto the card:
Makes you wanna have a bubble bath, no?
Step 1) Cut SRM stickers to make separate words (These are from the #52001 Baby Boy set.)
Step 2) Adhere the trimmed sticker to a piece of cardstock & cut (Cutting the width of the word tag now lets you position the sticker on the other side of it to make a double-sided tag.
Step 3) Hold the strip with the sticker up to a light or bright window to position the 2nd sticker on the other side of it so that it's perfectly aligned
Step 4) Cut tags to size you like & stitch them on (or glue em if you prefer)
The frilly white card was made by folding a piece of 100lb white cardstock, cutting it with a circle cutter, adhering the image, & randomly snipping the fringe with scissors. I thought it might mess with the structure of the thing, but it actually seems to help the card to stand. :o)
...and that's it:
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Hope your day is a bubbly one,
P.S. Next Post: Assuming I can load photos, I'll have a Caardvarks post to share with you on Saturday. :o)