This is IT!
Strap in, people! This post is LOOONNGG and filled with lots of pics. We’re taking a look into Friday’s Altenew Educator Level 3 Final Challenge – my live class, and it was a good one!
What influences you to buy a stamp set?
As I was working on today’s CASE, the question came to mind. I think it’s two things for me. First, I’m influenced by the samples provided on the product page. I mean, who wouldn’t be? Designers and design teams have a way of making any stamp set shine! Then, I think about a few ways I could see myself using the set in my own way, and what occasions I’d use the set for. I share this observation with you because I realized that I like to CASE designs because they remind me why I bought the set in the first place!
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I mean – who wouldn’t be bowled over by this sample from The Stamp Market? I love how the sentiment stands out on that black & white background! Then, when I looked at the stamp set, I fell in love with the fact that the sentiment stamp is individual pieces, not one big piece. So, you can easily stamp them on different colors (like the sample), or use the words separately if you want! No stamp surgery necessary 😀
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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!
Stamps: Some Kind of Wonderful (The Stamp Market)
Paper: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Solar White 110lb CS (Neenah), 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Solar White 80lb CS (Neenah), 1/2″ strips of Robin’s Egg (Bazzill), No. 2 Pencil (Lawn Fawn), Guava (Lawn Fawn), Blush (Altenew)
Inks: Nocturne Versafine Clair (Tsukineko), Unicorn White (Hero Arts)
Other: White Embossing Powder (Ranger), Anti-static bag (Ranger), Heat Tool (Wagner), Stamp Positioning Tool (Tonic), foam adhesive (3M) Paper Snips (EK Success) or Silhouette Cameo & PIxscan
On the CASE Notes
(your step-by-step guide)
- Score the card base at 4 1/4″. Stamp the background leaves, allowing the image to go over the edge.
- Stamp the floral image on the 80lb. Solar White.
- Either fussy cut the image, or use a Silhouette Cameo & Pixscan sheet to cut the image.
- Stamp the sentiment on the colored 1/2″ strips using Unicorn White pigment ink (don’t forget the anti-static powder!)
- Emboss the sentiment pieces in white. Trim the strips to finished lengths.
- Adhere the flower to the card base with foam adhesive strips.
- Adhere the sentiment strips to the card with foam adhesive strips. Where the sentiment overlaps the flower, simply glue – don’t add extra foam adhesive.
How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?
Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5 – Hey! This was an easy one! It’s nice when you can just look at a project and figure out quickly how it goes together. Now, I can play with the idea and make it more my own. Perhaps I’ll start by changing the flower and leaf color – maybe a light pastel? Then, take the text and make it more monochrome? How would you take this project and make it your own? Pop me a comment to share!
We hope our projects today inspired you to try CASE-ing our projects, or another project you’ve been eyeing! We hope to see you again in 2 weeks when we’ll be On the CASE again!
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