Friday, December 9, 2011

Secret Santa - Layering Tutorial

This week I'm hosting Fran*tage Friday over at Paper Craft Planet which is being sponsored by our friends at Stampendous! Today I will show you how to layer identical images to take the flatness out of stamping! The stamp set I’m using for this project is Cling Secret Santa along with the fun Aged Gold Embossing Enamel, which I heat embossed on vellum for the sentiment.

Since cutting can be a tedious task, especially if you’re cutting a lot of the same image, I wanted to find a way to cut several of the same image only once. To do this, you’ll need a sturdy box at least 2 inches high and wide enough to be able to stamp inside it. You may need to remove one or two of the sides like I did to accommodate my stamping mat.

• Stamp mat
• Adhesive and Dimensionals
• Scissors
• Stamp, ink, handle
• 4-5 sheets of card stock large enough to stamp image

1. Place one sheet of card stock against corner of box.

2. Position stamp onto the Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle; ink stamp.
3. Align corner of handle with the corner of card stock and box; apply even pressure.
4. Apply adhesive to all corners of card stock and lay a second sheet over the first. Repeat step 3 two or more times.

5. Stamping this way allows all images to be aligned. Cut close to the edge of image through all layers.
6. Color Images.  No need to color bottom layers perfectly since they'll be hidden.

7. Apply several Dimensionals on top of bottom layer; adhere the second image over it.
8. Decide which parts of the image you want raised; stamp and cut. Attach all smaller pieces.  Continue layering as desired.

NOW, here's the best part... you can win fabulous goodies from Stampendous just by leaving a comment at the post on Paper Craft Planet before midnight next Thursday, Dec. 15, Eastern Standard Time.  We will pick a random winner and announce that lucky winner next Friday.  Sound Good? 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're enjoying your holiday season!



Riet said...

This is so gorgeous.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mary Roberson said...

I really enjoyed this tutorial, Adela. Great idea for cutting many images at once and also for dimensional layering. Really brings the image to life!

Kim Burmeister said...

Adela, you truly are one amazing crafter! Wow! Merry Christmas!

rubber stamps said...

Merry Christmas!!

nice card..!!