Fancy Paper Crafters

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Fun with Kanban Acrylic Stamps

Hello blogging friends! I'm excited to write my first blog post for 2012. I wish you all the best in the New Year! I have the wonderful opportunity to be a member of the Design Team for a new local scrapbook store, Whimsy. We've lost so many local stores in Greenville over the last several years that is great to finally see some new stores opening.

As one of my first projects for Whimsy, I worked with the Garden Vistas Autumn Silhouettes acrylic stamps by Kanban to create this card. This stamp set offers a wide variety of images and also comes with 3 coordinating sentiments that are perfect for making quick cards.

The details of this card are pretty simple. Since I'm not teaching this as a class, I can share everything with you. The base of the card and the matt of the stamped image was made using Bitter Chocolate from Bazzill. The designer paper is from a collection by Melissa Francis (Brady). Once I cut the designer paper, I embossed it using a Cuttlebug embossing folder (name unknown). I cut a smaller piece of that same paper to make the small rosette. For the stamped image, I used plain white cardstock and stamped one of the tree stamps in this set with Tim Holtz's Walnut Stain ink. I sponged the edges of the image with this same ink to give it a little umph. I found the little pieces of light pink grosgain ribbon in my stash. For the rosette, I cut a 6 inch piece of paper and scored it at approximately every quarter inch. If you're going to make your own rosette, I suggest using a longer strip of paper as this was quite a challenge to get to lay flat. I finished it off with a little button for the center.

I hope you've enjoyed my little card. Thanks for stopping by today! Happy crafting :).