UPON A STAR
Hello stamping friend! Before I share today’s project, I would just like to express my thanks to all of you who emailed me, and left messages of support, after my announcement yesterday. I create for creatings’ sake, but knowing that you’re looking forward to seeing my latest project, is like winning the lottery! I truly appreciate your support and acceptance, and understanding that sometimes we just need to ‘branch out’ and try new things. That’s why we’re crafters, right? (In case you missed my post yesterday, which was about me leaving Stampin’ Up!, you can read it HERE).
Anyway, today I’m back to share, as promised, new products! Today’s card uses the Lawn Fawn stamp set & Dies called Upon A Star. I also try out 2 things that are new to me – alcohol inks and Yupo Paper!
MAKE A WISH
This is an incredible stamp set, with a combined 31 images and sentiment pieces! You can also purchase the coordinating die set, which has 13 pieces. Because you know you’re going to want to die cut these cute critters!
While you’ve probably heard of alcohol inks, you may not have heard of Yupo paper. Their own description reads “this synthetic, tree-free paper is everlasting and non-absorbent. It resists buckling with wet media and can be wiped clean. Pigments will retain true clarity and brightness.” Well, I can attest that all of those claims are true! It’s truly amazing – and it’s not actually ‘paper’, in the traditional sense.
Remove a piece of Yupo paper from the pad, and choose your alcohol inks. These come in bottles, and in this case, you’re going to squeeze the ink directly onto the Yupo. I chose a trio of Tim Holtz Ranger alcohol inks; the trio is called ‘Beach Deco’ and includes the colours Flamingo, Patina and Amethyst. As you can see in the picture, the colour saturation is amazing! This was just my 2nd time playing, so I just squeezed on the colours, and moved them around by tilting the Yupo, and occasionally spritzing with some rubbing alcohol. These inks do dry quite fast, unless you get a big heavy handed in some areas.
Once you’re happy with your background colouring, set the panel aside to dry thoroughly. This will give you time to work on the rest of your card front.
CUTE CRITTERS & SENTIMENT
Stamp the fox and rabbit onto white cardstock with Memento ink, so that you can colour with alcohol markers. After colouring, die cut with the Big Shot and the matching Upon a Star dies.
When your Yupon panel is dry, die cut it to size with Hero Arts Infinity Rectangle dies. I wanted to add stars to my panel, so I used some of the dies from the matching set and cut them from the panel. Save all of the pieces!
Stamp the sentiment onto black cardstock in Versamark ink, and cover it with White embossing powder. Set it with a Heat Tool, and cut to size.
Finally, create a base for the animals to sit on by cutting half of an oval from black cardstock.
LAYER IT TOGETHER
Attach the half oval to the bottom of the Yupo panel with Foam tape or squares, and trim off any excess. Attach the Yupo panel to a cardstock base of heavy white cardstock with Tombow Multi glue, inserting the die cut star outlines back into the openings. Next, attach the fox and rabbit to the hill, and the sentiment below them.
To add the ‘stars’, attach small rhinestones where each of the star fit in the constellations – you can see where they fit in the die cuts.
Isn’t this just the cutest image? The stamp set also has a baby fox and baby bunny you can use, too!
ORDERING SUPPLIES IS ONLINE & EASY!
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