I’m patiently waiting on my large Stampin’ Up! order that is filled to the brim with all the new goodies from the brand new catalog. Tap, tap, tap, tap, where is Mr. Brown. . . .. . . . . . lol. I’m feeling like an expectant mother. Actually, my order won’t be here for a couple of more days, tap, tap, tap, tap. . . . . . . Guess, I have to play with the wonderful things I already have and my chicks, grin. Love the chicks! I have a chick update for those who are interested at the bottom of this post. Yep, once again they are trying to learn how to stamp.
Today’s tutorial uses the wonderful Elements of Style Stamp set and the Tiny Tags Stamp set. I’ve also pulled out the Big Shot and used a great stamping technique “Thumping”. If you haven’t tried thumping, grab a solid stamp and an ink pad and a contrasting marker with a brush end and follow along. It’s a simple but very lovely looking technique.
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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . . . .
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Elements of Style and Tiny Tags
Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo and Whisper White
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Sponges, Basic Black Marker, Sahara Sand Marker, Island Indigo Marker, Brayer, Antique Brads, Top Note Die, Framelits Labels Collection, Big Shot Machine, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool.
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Here is a picture of the Stampin’ Up! framelets – Labels Collections. Love them!
Used the 3rd to the largest framelet and die cut it using Whisper White card stock and the Big Shot Machine.
Also die cut a Top Note from Whisper White using the Big Shot Machine.
Brayer Bashful Blue ink at an angle on the card stock.
Loaded the hummingbird stamp with Lucky Limeade ink, tapped the side of the brush end of an Island Indigo marker on the inked up stamp and then huffed my breath on the stamp to moisten it and then stamp the image on my card stock. This technique “thumping” gives this great marbled look.
Did the same process for the flourish.
Sponged Island Indigo ink around the edge of the card stock.
Added an eye on the bird using a Basic Black marker.
Added a shadow to the wing and bottom of the bird using the brush end of a Sahara Sand Marker.
Sponged Lucky Limeade ink on the Top Note die cut, sponged Island Indigo ink around the very edge of the it and then stamp the flourish from the Tiny Tags set using Island Indigo on each corner.
Added a 3.75″ x 4.75″ piece of Island Indigo card stock to the front of a 8.5″ x 5″ piece of Lucky Limeade card stock that has been folded in half.
Using a piercing tool and mat pack, pierced holes around the edge of the card stock.
Adhered the main image panel to the top note panel and added 2 antique brads. Adhered the top not then to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Here is the finished card measuring 4.25″ x 5.5.
Now for a little chick update. . . . .
This is Red. She is the most friendliest one of the bunch. When I put my hand down in the brooder (cage) she jumps right up in my hand. See how very big she is getting. The girls are all looking like they are having a very bad feather day while their feathers are coming in and their fuzzy down feathers are being pushed out. I bet you didn’t know that ink pads are great to perch on.
Red, spent just a couple of minutes on my stamp table before she decided to go to her favorite place, the crook of my arm.
Now, in walks Buffy. Buffy has these creamy/gold beautiful feathers. She will be a stunner when she reaches maturity, just wait! Buffy is very laid back. Her favorite thing to do is fall a sleep in your lap. Hmmm, maybe I just bore her.
This wild feather girl is Sophie. Sophie is shy and growing super fast. She is, like the rest, are starting to get their combs in and check out those wings. All those feathers weren’t there last week.
Now this is Bunny, she is my crazy girl. If you let her, she would be into everything. She doesn’t want to sit still like the rest. She perched on as many things as she could in the short time she was on my desk. It’s hard to tell in these pictures, but Bunny has Baja Breeze colored legs and multi-colored feathers.
The chicks get held daily so they won’t be a pain to hold and take care when they are full grown. They really love being held. Do you remember the Dr. Seuss book “Are you my Mommy.” I think that they all asked me that daily and the answer now is yes.
May your day be filled with all the peeps you love.
Until my next post. . . . . . . .
Sand Lake, Michigan (just North of Grand Rapids)
I hope you can make it to one of my workshops in 2012. I have decided not to travel after this year, so be sure to catch one this year!
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