Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Use It! with Lucy's Cards: Class 3 - Lesson 2 (Altering Stamped Images)

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Welcome to Day 2 of my 3rd class.
Here are my supplies for this week:
Simon Says Stamp's You're Expecting stamp set
Amy Tangerine's Cut & Paste Die Cut Shapes

Lesson 2 - Altering Stamped Images

Creation
As I mentioned yesterday, I am always looking for ways to repurpose bits and pieces from die cut sets that I do not think I will use. Take this 'Good Stuff' tag from the Cut & Paste die cut shapes set. Perfect for scrapbooking maybe, and it might work well on a graduation card or something… but it's not really my style. So, I thought I'd just use the reverse. A nice plain white tag. Now that IS my style. :)  
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Embellish the tag with vellum stickers and tape.
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And like my embellishments, I try to find ways to re-purpose my stamps too. For this card, I wanted an egg, and I wanted a chick… but I wanted my chick popping OUT of the egg. So I had to do some creative thinking…
Stamp the egg image onto the sticky part of a Post-It note.
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Roughly cut around the chick, then adhere the Post-It chick onto some patterned paper. Stamp the image again, lining it up on top of the Post-It chick.
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Remove the Post-It chick and you have just the egg. Perfect!
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Using a black pen, draw a crack across the egg.
TIP: as you are going to cut this egg up, make the line nice and thick.
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Stamp the egg again onto some yellow paper. This time, you will only be using the chick.
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Fussy cut the egg and chick and arrange onto the tag.
Stamp the sentiment in black ink.
Stitch a couple of lines under where you want the egg to sit.
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Add some speckles to the egg with a gel pen then adhere to the tag.
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Mist the background paper with Calico Shine Mister Huey's.
Adhere the paper to a folded card, then add the tag with foam adhesive.
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And that's it:
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So, have a look at some of your stamps and see if you can alter them in any way.
This is such a fun way to get even more from your supplies… die cuts AND stamps.
Right. That's me done for the day… but pop back tomorrow for Lesson 3: Die Cut Stencils.
Bye.
Supplies

7 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

This is so cute! Honestly Lucy, I'm almost bouncing up and down in my seat with excitement. Great technique, Jo x PS I think I better go and lie down...

Barb said...

Ack! So darn clever, Lucy! Adorable card!

Virginia Lu said...

Brilliant!

frommycraftroom said...

Very clever and very cute! I am enjoying your lessons. Thank you so much for taking the time to share.

Leslie Hanna said...

Very clever! I tend to pick more complicated images, though, where masking won't work. I end up just using a marker to color the border. It mostly works for me. :)

Sarah Gray said...

Love the way you have adapted the stamp to suit your design, Lucy! Really clever...I will go away and look at my stamps again :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Great way to stretch your stamps...very cute.