Monday, August 1, 2011

My Favorite Craft Technique

Sunflower Photo Book

© Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations 2011

3D Stamping

How to Make Your Cards and Pages Pop!

Welcome back for another fun round of blog hopping with the Designer Connection group. For this month's challenge the designers were to create a project using their very favorite crafting technique. I am very excited to see what my other fellow designers are going to do and I'm sure you will be too. And don't forget about our PRIZE GIVE AWAY!!! This month we are giving away FIVE DIFFERENT PUNCHES!!!  
To enter to win you will  have to hop around the webring then comment on Julie's blog at  about which technique you liked the best, which one you are going to try and which one was the most unique.  
The winner will be announced on August 15th.

One of my favorite rubber stamping techniques is three-dimensional stamping. 3-D stamping is created by rubber stamping an image on your project then stamping the image multiple times onto a piece of scrap paper. Color the images with your colors source, i.e. pencils, markers. Cut out portions of your scrap paper image. Adhere to your project image with some foam tape or 3-D dots. Now, your image just “pops” right off of your card and scrapbook pages. If you're using a floral image, as I have in this sunflower photo book, you can add an extra bit of shine and shimmer by adding the Sparkle Fibers from Clearsnap to the centers of your flowers. It just gives your stamped images a little extra bit of Wow!!

·         Craft Plywood- 4”W x 12”H  ¼” thick by Midwest Products®
·         Strip Bag Balsa Wood™ 3/8” and ¼”  thick by Midwest Products®
·         Easy Cutter Ultimate™ by Midwest Products®
·         Super Sander™ by Midwest Products®
·         White card stock
·         Pattern papers
·         Vivid!™ dye inkpads- Taupe, Olive, Vintage Green, Butterscotch, Sky Blue and        Corn Flower by Clearsnap, Inc.®
·         Vivid!™ dye re-inker- Tuscan Tan by Clearsnap, Inc.®
·         Sparkle Fibers™- Icicle Blue & Pineapple by Clearsnap, Inc.®
·         Zip Dry Paper Glue™ by Beacon Adhesives®
·         Chalk pencils by Faber-Castell®
·         Ribbons
·         Miniature hat and ladybug
·         Gem flowers by EK Success®
·         Preserve It™! Paper Protectant by Krylon®
·         Foam tape
·         Scissors
·         Small paintbrush
·         Metal ring
·         Hand drill with 3/16” drill bit
·         Garden Fence rubber stamp by Make An Impression®

Materials for inside pages

·         Pattern papers
·         Various colors of card stock
·         Cricut Personal Cutting Machine™ by Provo Craft®
·         Home Accents™, Doodlecharms™, and My Community™ cartridges by Provo Craft 
·         Various brads, buttons, stickers and garden themed chipboard pieces
·         Ribbons
·         Various tags and frames

© Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations 2011

© Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations 2011

Instructions for Cover

1.       Using Easy Cutter Ultimate™, cut two pieces of 3/8” wood strips, 3 ¼” long and two pieces 1 ¾” long. Cut one piece of ¼” wood strips 3” long. Sand all wood strips with Super Sander™.

2.      Paint wood strips with Vivid! Tuscan Tan re-inker, using a paintbrush. (Note- use re-inker like a wood stain). Lay rubber stamp down on surface, face up. Ink with Taupe inkpad. Lay wood strips on top of stamp, pressing down for a clear impression. Set aside.

3.      Cut white card stock 3 ½”w x 4 ½”H. Re-ink stamp with Taupe inkpad. Stamp once on white card stock and once on a scrap piece of white card stock. Color images with chalk pencils. Spray images with Preserve It!™ Paper Protectant. Cut out image on scrap card stock only.

4.      Adhere wood strips to stamped card stock, using stamped image as a guide. Add the cut out stamped image to wood strips with foam tape to give a three dimensional look. Add Sparkle Fibers™ to flower centers with glue. Ink edges. Set aside.

5.      Cut craft plywood 4”W x 12”H in half, 4”W x 6”H to create the front and back covers of book. Cover wood pieces with pattern paper. Ink edges with Butterscotch inkpad.

6.      Using small hand drill with a 3/16” drill bit, drill holes in front and back covers. Adhere stamped image to front cover. Adhere hat, flowers and ladybug .

7.      Once inside pages are completed, gather front, back covers and inside pages together. Add metal ring. Tie various ribbons to metal ring.

Instructions for Inside Pages
  1.  Cut six pieces of white card stock 3 ½”W x 51/2”H. Adhere various pattern papers to both side of white card stock.
  2. Using Cricut Personal Cutting Machine™ with various cartridges to cut out various garden themed images. Use images, stickers, chipboard pieces, buttons, ribbons, brads, tags and frames, to decorate inside pages.


Michelle Cummings said...

such a pretty and colorful book!

Ann Butler said...

Love this!mance