February 25, 2013

Transforming Backgrounds into Gifts

Large background stamps make great gifts!

Happy Birthday

Taking a small portion of a larger background can instantly create a decorative miniature.



Clean and simple in 5 quick steps: 
  1. Trim a white Les Petites card to measure 3 ¼ x 3 3/8 and dry emboss a border ¼” from the sides around the perimeter.  Set aside.
  2. Cut a 1 ¼ x 2 ¼-inch piece of white cardstock and edge with Delicata Golden Glitz ink.  Stamp "happy birthday" in Onyx Black VersaFine and heat emboss with clear powder.
  3. Cut a 1 3/8 x 1 5/8-inch piece of white cardstock and stamp Allover Pattern across the front in Teal Zeal Memento ink.  Softly distress the sides with the same color ink and then paint with a light layer of Interference Blue Watercolor.
  4. Tie a sheer ribbon around the gift and add a tag stamped with "wishes" in Teal Zeal Memento.  Add a tiny gem to accent.
  5. Attach the gift with dimensional foam tape to the sentiment panel then attach the entire piece to the front of the prepared card with dimensional foam tape.



Penny Black Stamps: Allover Pattern 40-109, Wishes 30-103, Sentiments 30-025
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Storm 01-001
Penny Black Les Petites: Berrylicious 90-004
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Teal Zeal Memento, Delicata Golden Glitz, Jumbo Sponge Dauber, Clear Embossing Powder
Offray: Sheer Ribbon
USArtQuest: Jewelz Duo & Interfence Watercolor Palette (Interference Blue)
Other: Scoring Tool, Crystal Gem