Discover how our designers made this month’s Gallery cards.
Life - Designer: Rachel Jackson
Stampington & Co – Scratch Alphabet Med (J6227); CRESCENDOh – Ordinary Sparkling Sentiments, Scalloped Authentic
Stamp out the word ‘LIFE’ in black ink onto a panel of cream text-printed paper. Add a strip of patterned paper and rub a little black ink all around the edge. Stamp two sentiments in VersaFine Crimson Red ink down the right-hand side of a cream card blank. Add a strip of mustard Bazzill cardstock to the left side of the card. Stamp the flourish from the ‘Scalloped Authentic’ set in Crimson Red above the sentiment. Add title to the card using 3D foam pads. Finish the card with pearls and paper flowers in co-ordinating colours.
Stamps available from The Stamp Attic, www.thestampattic.co.uk
, 01235 760821.
Happy Anniversary - Designer: Emma Godfrey for Imagine That…Stamps used:
Imagine That… Happy Days
Stamp your greeting onto a panel of cream card using red and black inkpads. Apply a strip of narrow double-sided tape below the greeting, peel off the backing and sprinkle with fine gold glitter. Punch three hearts from black card and mount these, evenly spaced, over the left of the glitter strip. Layer the cream panel to mustard and crimson panels, then mount on the front of a black card blank.
Stamps available from imagine that… www.imaginethatpapercrafts.co.uk
, 01708 641187.
Peace - Designer: Saskia van Boom for De StempelwinkelStamps used:
De Stempelwinkel - I Will Write Peace (N0509NS), Butterfly Silhouette (E0505NS), Butterfly Angel (Non Sequitur Plate 05)
Stamp the butterfly images randomly over a panel of cream cardstock measuring 18cm x 12.5cm, using a mustard inkpad. Stamp the sentiment in the middle of the panel and heat-emboss with red embossing powder. Use a corner rounder punch on each of the corners, then mark off the panel and cut into three sections as shown. Mat the sections onto a slightly larger panel of black card, rounding the corners of this as well. Score a vertical line between each gap and crease to create ‘flaps’ either side. Add red seed beads to some of the butterflies to add some interest. Mount the whole thing to a mustard panel, using adhesive on the central panel only, then round off the corners to finish.
Stamps available from De Stempelwinkel, www.de-stempelwinkel.nl
Discover Yourself - Designer: Paula WhittakerStamps used:
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection (CMS061)
Colour an A6 card blank with Mustard Seed Distress ink. Flick water over the card, then dab it off with a paper towel. Stamp the bird image across the base of the card with black ink, then ink the ends of the branch and stamp around the card’s edges. Mask the bird, and stamp just the ends of the floral stamp in Fired Brick Distress ink around the edges too. Stamp the quote in the centre of the card blank, and once again onto cream card. Cut out ‘Discover’ and ‘Yourself’ from the cream card and adhere over the words on the card blank, as shown. Use the speckled stamp with cream paint around the edges, wiping some paint randomly on the card as well. Unmask the bird, wet its chest area and dab off again with a paper towel. Ink the card’s edges with black. Finish with a printed number.
Stamps available from Artist Trading Post, www.artisttradingpost.com
We Are All Angels - Designer: Elaine Hughes for Quixotic PaperieStamps used:
Paper Makeup Stamps – We Are All Angels
Stamp the sentiment in black onto white cardstock. Cut out and emboss using Nestabilities Labels Five die (or similar). Ink the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Paint the chipboard angel wings with gold shimmering paint. After drying, mount the wings in place on a 14cm square of patterned paper. Add the sentiment cut-out over the top with foam pads. Mat to a square of black card, then mount centrally to a 15cm square white card blank.
Stamps and other supplies listed available from Quixotic Paperie, www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk
Paper Roses - Designer: Melanie Quin for Crimson CloudStamps used:
Penny Black – Yes, Virginia
Stamp the quote onto cream cardstock with black ink. Place a Nestabilities Labels 20 die over the stamped quote and die-cut. Gently chalk the edges with a dark pink. Die-cut three more layers using the next sizes in the Nesties set from mustard, red and black cardstocks respectively. Layer these all together as shown. Cut a spiral from red cardstock using a Cricut machine (or other die-cutter). Fold the spiral in half and wind into a circle to produce a rose shape, then secure with silicone glue. Add a small cream pearl bead to the centre. Create a further three roses. Die-cut Nesties Foliage from mustard card, and two decorative corners (Nesties Elegant Posts) from black. Emboss a panel of cream card with a snowflake embossing folder, then mat onto mustard and black panels. Assemble all card components, and add hand-drawn white dots as a border around the edge of the black layer to finish.
Stamps available from Crimson Cloud, www.crimsoncloud.co.uk
Music Speaks - Designer: Chrissie StokesStamps used:
Waltzing Mouse – Very Vintage Labels No.2; Penny Black – Clearly in Love (Musical stave); Sentiment from Stampin’ Up! – Retired
Stamp the label design in black onto white cardstock then die-cut using a Nestabilities Labels 2 die. Draw and cut a faux Nestie from red cardstock by drawing around the die used for the label and cutting out by hand. Use the next size up to die-cut the black panel, and mat all three together. Stamp the sentiment in black onto cream card, then die-cut and emboss using a Nestie Oval. Ink the edges with Old Paper Distress ink. To make the background, stamp the Penny Black manuscript fairly randomly over a square of cream cardstock, and ink the edges as before. Mat the square to red and black panels. Layer all three elements together as shown onto a square white card blank, using foam pads for the sentiment to add dimension.
Stamps available from Waltzing Mouse Stamps, www.waltzingmousestamps.com
, 028 925 86349 and Handy Hippo Crafts, www.handyhippo.co.uk
Enjoy the Journey - Designer: Hels SheridanStamps used:
Stampers Anonymous – Dream; Tim Holtz Collection – Bitty Grunge (CMS089) and Psychedelic Grunge (CMS056)
I made a little pouch for my tag to sit in, using Distress Stains to colour the cardstock and stamping using Ranger Archival inks. I made a banner for the focal word to sit on and added a 3D rose made from Kraft Resist Paper. I also used assorted Alterations dies to add interest to the piece and finished with Idea-ology.
Stamps available from The Stamp Attic, www.thestampattic.co.uk
, 01235 760821.
Ti Amo - Designer: Kate CraneStamps used:
Stampotique Originals Josie Cirincione Collection – Ti Amo; Stampotique Originals Jo Capper-Sandon Collection - Hearts Cubed
Spray Dylusions ink sprays in Lemon and Postbox Red onto a craft mat. Drag a panel of cardstock through to create a blended inky background. Flick water over, leave for a moment and then blot with some kitchen towel. Add extra texture with Ranger Dabber acrylic paint in Copper, White and Black. Add a few splats with the ink spray in Postbox Red. Stamp the sentiment using StazOn in Jet Black. Spray a scrap of card with Postbox Red ink spray and then stamp a heart from the heart cube using the StazOn. Add a thick layer of Stickles in Candy Cane to the heart. Use black thread to stitch a line to the heart so it appears to be hanging, and then use an orange thread to stitch the panel to the front of a tall cream card blank.
Stamps available from Stampotique, www.stampotique.com
Imagination - Designer: Jill Tuck for The Stamp ManStamps used:
Aspects of Design – Framies 5 Large (plate 66); Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection – Mini Classics (CMS062), Mini Ornates (CMS064)
Using Nestabilities Labels 5 set, die-cut shapes from cream and red cardstocks. Ink the edges of the cream label with a mustard inkpad and blend towards the centre. Stamp the quote and frame onto the mustard label using black ink. Stamp the flourish in black onto the red label. Layer the two together. Ink the edges of a white 14cm square card blank with the mustard inkpad, blending towards the centre. When dry, stamp the flourish with mustard at random all over the card. Punch a decorative border from mustard cardstock and layer with a torn strip of red embossed card and a narrow strip of black cardstock. Mount across the card blank and trim to fit. Finally, adhere the stamped labels centrally to the card using foam pads, and add a small metal clip to finish.
Stamps available from The Stamp Man, www.thestampman.co.uk
Updated: 05 December 2011