Sunday, May 25, 2008

Father's Day Stamp Class Projects

These are the projects we created in my May stamp class. I designed the projects so they could be given as Father’s Day gifts, but they are versatile enough to be used for any occasion really. Especially the projects which are more generic, such as the pull treat and Post-It note holder.

Swing card, Post It note holder, Pull treat

Swing card- by Michelle Hoffman
Tutorial by Beate Johns
Stamp set: For Father, Lovely As A Tree (leaf), Thinking of Father (sentiment), Weathered background stamp
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Not Quite Navy CS, Watercolor paper
Ink: Black StazOn, Watercolor Wonder Crayons- Earth Elements, Neautrals, Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker
Accessories: Blender pens, Crop-A-Dile, SNAIL adhesive, scissors, paper cutter, Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon, Rich Regals eyelets- Always Artichoke, sponge, spray bottle

Other side of the swing part.

Watercolored image

For those of you interested in the technique I used for the background of this image, read on.
After I had stamped and colored the main image, I simply sprayed a tiny bit of water on a stamping sponge, then colored the wet spot with a Close to Cocoa watercolor crayon. I blotted the sponge on scrap paper once, then applied it to the watercolor paper. I blotted the color onto the paper, rewetting the sponge when needed. Then, before it was dry, I went back and smeared the blots, creating the effect you see. This works beautifully on watercolor paper. I’m not sure how it would look on regular card stock. If you do attempt it on regular card stock, I’d love to hear how it worked for you.

After the background was dry, I stamped the Father’s Day greeting, using a Basic Black Stampin’ marker. Be sure to stamp the greeting AFTER the background technique, otherwise it will smear. You may be able to use StazOn ink for the greeting to avoid smearing if you prefer to stamp the greeting before doing the background technique.

Pull treat- Designed by Michelle Hoffman
Tutorial by Beate Johns
Stamp set: Seeing Spots
Paper: Going Gray, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White 8.5 x 11” CS
Ink: Only Orange, Brilliant Blue, Wild Wasabi Classic Ink
Accessories: Hershey chocolate bar, slot punch, 1” circle punch, stampin’ dimensionals, sticky strip, SNAIL adhesive, scissors, paper cutter, Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon

Post It Note Holder- by Michelle Hoffman
Stamp set: For Father
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip 8.5 x 11” CS, Wild Wasabi Prints DSP, watercolor paper
Ink: Black StazOn, Watercolor Wonder crayons- Earth Elements, Neutrals
Accessories: Blender pen, 1/8” circle punch, SNAIL adhesive, scissors, paper cutter, silver elastic cord, Post It note holders

I don’t have a tutorial for this holder, but I plan to create one. If you’re interested in seeing a tutorial for this project, please post in the comment section.

Have fun stampin’ and creatin’!


Alicia TW :) said...

I would love to see how you created the notebook holder!!

Great projects. Especially love the watercoloring you did. It's beautiful!!


Maria Williams :) said...

these are a nice pick for a father's day stamp camp! i never have any luck with the swing cards. even with directions, i still come out a little off!
you guys should have fun with this selection!