I made this fun layered flower SVG last night and thought I’d share. I cut the svg pattern from several different sheets of K&Co pattern paper then traced the flowers on a padded mailer (I save them whenever I get something shipped to me) and cut out the padded shapes 1/4″ smaller all around then I layered them and sewed them together with my sewing machine. The layers of bubble wrap stitched inside give it a quilted look. Then I used embroidery floss to stitch a button for the center to anchor it. wouldnt these be darling in Christmas colors for tree ornaments or hung in a girls bedroom or as a whimsical tag on a gift? Here I used the pattern on a scrapbook page.
The green watercolor paper was from yesterdays freebie, I adjusted the color so I would have green paper and the sentiment is from the Doodle Flowers Digital stamp Set, I adjusted the color to white and layered it over the paper before printing. Be sure to use the png file for the sentiment so you will have a transparent background. I also made a couple more cards with the Doodle Flowers stamp set:
Have a happy, safe Halloween and a wonderful weekend. Oh and another thing, I’ll be part of the Caardvarks holiday blog hop starting Sunday so be sure to check back, lots of Christmas ideas will be floating around! Til next time happy crafting!
And the best part is that it is super easy! Here’s how: Print the digital stamp you want to use from your inkjet printer, fill the page up and get as many as you can on the sheet. Photocopy the sheet (if you have a laser printer you don’t need to do a photocopy.) Cut the images apart. Make your clay charms (I rolled out an 1/8″ thick slab of clay and wrapped it around a matchbox for my amulet) then press the photocopied images into the clay. Be sure to press them on well so contact is made, then cook the clay per manufacturers directions. I used plain old Sculpey because I have loads on hand but I recommend using Premo (also by Sculpey/Polyform as it is much more durable). After the clay is baked peel off the paper, I did it while it was still hot, and see your design!
There are other ways to transfer photocopied images as well. I have a clear Chartpack blending marker that works well but I have it on good authority that vodka will work too! experiment 😉 You can use a wood burning tool (or creative hot marks) with a flat transfer tip or a hot iron. The heat works because in a photocopier or laser printer the toner (ink) is burned on to the paper.
Here I transfered some images to tile and colored them with my bic markits. The markers worked great and didn’t lift my design. If the transfer is too light in spots you can fill in with a fine tip permanebt marker. The small charms are made from polymer clay.
Here is a look at the whole Doodle Flowers stamp set:
And now what you have been waiting for, the freebie of course!
Just a reminder there is a sale today until the 31st at my Shophandmade store where you recieve a free stamp for every $5 you spend! Think of what your $5 will buy during this sale, everything will be on sale from sets to singles, don’t miss your chance to save!
If you want your stamps and you want them now check out my shop at MyGrafico where you can save 30% on all of my stamp sets until midnight October 31st! Two great places to get some spooky savings!
I love the look of woodgrain paper, I’ve seen th trend around for a while but there were no woodgrain pattern papers in the scrapbook shop in my neck of the woods so I made my own:
It is really fun and easy to do! You can get inexpensive woodgrain tools at your local hardware store, they are fun to use on furniture but you can use them on paper too. Here’s how:
Lay out a sheet of heavy paper like cardstock or even a paper shopping bag. Squirt some acrylic paint on top. Pull the woodgrain tool through the paint and watch the magic happen! You need to work quickly when using paper because the paint will absorb and dry and you never know how it will come out until you do it. If you get a paper you love scan it so you can use it again and again. I scanned some of mine and you can download them for free from this post.
The stamps I used on this project are from Pink Persimmon in the Oh Dear set.
Well I’m off to enjoy a stressful day, half way through our remodeling project our flooring installer just quit, the house is in shambles and I have no idea what I am going to do. Oh, well, such is life right? Until next time happy crafting!
A few weeks ago I purchased the Halloween and Christmas clear house mouse stamp sets and all I can say is I love these little cuties!
I have a nice collection of wood mounted House Mouse stamps and although i love the designs I find it hard to get a perfect impression the first time, The clear HM stamps are perfect every time! Right now they only have the Halloween and Christmas sets available but I hope they offer more clear sets soon.
I love this pillow box file, I’ve designed others but this stays closed better than any others I tried. You can get the free cut (cricut DS users) file as well as svg files to cut with your cricut (if you have SCAL software) from this post.
My friend Shannon, sent me some Copic Spica glitter pens in the mail and they are so fun! I outlined the “trick or treat” on one card and in this card I colored the whole image (after first coloring it with my bics) I love the shimmer it gives but I think they are best for coloring in smaller areas. She also mailed me some baubles that she got at Crafty Connections.
The circle elements was from the Halloween freebie I gave out on Monday, you can grab it for free at the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop at MyGrafico, while you are there check out my other freebies and stamp sets for sale 😉
Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Happy Thursday folks! I have a couple of freebies for you this week and two new stamp sets in the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop:
These projects were made with the new All Around Phrases digital stamp set. This set is so useful, you can layer them together and put other digi (or even traditional) stamps in the middle, or cut them out and use them as a frame, or even recolor them and make a pattern paper like I did for this weeks freebie.
The die cut curvy edge box is a freebie too, I made it with my Cricut and Sure Cuts a Lot Software. To make the box you cut two of the exact same size shape. Here is how to fold it:
And if you missed the fancy envelope svg freebie you can grab it from this post.
Here is a look at the All Around Phrases set:
I colorized them for the preview, you can read my tutorial on how to recolor the stamps in Paint Shop Pro here. I asked Design Team Member Shannon to write a tutorial on recoloring digistamps is Photoshop elements and you can see her tutorial here.
I have another new stamp set this week and I am looking for a few new Design team members too, you can see the set and read about the DT call on this post. Speaking of Design Teams lets see what the fabulous Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff DT has for us this week:
Here is a fun technique! Paper marblizing! All you need is a pan of water and some oil based paint. Look what you can make
I used the sketch over at Oriental stamp art and Geisha stamps from About Art Accents to make this simple card, it only took a few minutes (that rarely happens folks, LOL!) I also wanted to keep the layout simple so I could show off my hand marblized paper. Here is how to do it:
Fill a tray (you can use a disposable aluminium tray, or dedicate a metal or glass pan for this purpose, you won’t want to cook or eat out of the pan again after this project 😉 with water at least an inch deep.
Drip drops of thin oil base paint on to the surface with a skewer or toothpick. I used gold leaf paint but any thin oil pain will work. If your paint is too thick mix it with mineral spirits to thin it to the consistency of cream. Drag a toothpick through the paint to make interesting swirls.
Lay a sheet of paper on the surface of the water making sure the whole paper makes contact, lift the paper out and hang to dry.
variation: I wanted a pink shimmer on my paper too so after I swirled the paint I let the paint dry a bit (3 minutes) on the surface of the water then I sprayed it with some pink glimmer mist before pressing my paper, it is a subtle effect but quite lovely!
Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
I love Mondays! Why? because it’s time for another fun sketch over at 2sketches4you and this week they are sponsored by Creative Cuts and More, play along and you could win some awesome die cuts!
I was working on this little Halloween set last night and I needed an extra stamp, so I made 4! I thought “why not give them away as freebies?”, I also added a couple of past Halloween freebies to the mix in case you missed them:
Here is a fun technique to try with your digital stamps: Embossing! What? Yes, you can emboss them. The first way is to print an image on vellum or glossy paper than quickly sprinkle them with embossing powder and heat. The way I embossed these was different. I used embossing markers. These markers are very wet and juicy giving you time to color the image, sprinkle with clear embossing powder and hear with a heat gun. Make sure the printer ink has plenty of time to dry or blast it with the heat gun before coloring with the markers so the ink won’t run. To do the “Boo 2 You” bingo card I colored a letter in orange (go over the black too if you want it embossed) then sprinkled it with clear ep and heated, then I moved on to the next letter. I colored the round ring on the coffin too. I stamped the vintage vampire in the center of the ring (clear stamp by inkadinkado) and embossed that too before coloring it in with my bic markits. It is impossible to tell what images are rubber stamped and digital stamped (printed), how cool!
Here are the Die Cuts I used From Creative Cuts and More:
Wow! has it been 6 months since I started my little digital stamp company!?! When I began I thought, what the heck, I’ll try it out, give it 6 months and see if anyone will buy my designs…well 6 months later and I’m still going strong AND I’m looking for a few good designers to join the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Design Team. But first here is a project made from my latest set:
I am looking for full-time designers to fill a 6 month term as well as guest designers to fill one month terms. International designers are encouraged to apply, bilingual a plus!
As a DT member you will be responsible for making one project and blog post a week and posting that project you the galleries you participate in and spreading the word about LSS digital stamps whenever appropriate.
As compensation you will get the digital stamps released during your term for free. Full time designers will have access to previous sets as well.
To apply simply email me a link to your craft blog, online gallery and a brief explanation of why you want to be on the team, any other DT experience, publications etc. (go ahead brag a little;) to firstname.lastname@example.org and put DT application in the subject line. please specify if you are looking for a full-time or guest position. I look forward to hearing from you;)
Deadline for applying: November 7th, 2009
Thanks for stopping by and till next time happy crafting!