Saturday, December 13, 2008

Day#4 Sneak Peek Anything but a Card!

I love to make items with stamps that aren't cards too! There are so many things that you can do with stamps and today I have a faux leather Vintage Circus tag to show you. The Vintage Circus elephant and Circus , from the new stamp release at Artistic Outpost,saying were perfect for my tag.

I do not mount my rubber stamps so I had to put some photo mounting tape on the back of the stamp so that I could make a nice deep impression on my image. This is just fun foam that is heated with a heat gun and while it is hot you stamp your image and hold the stamp down until it is fairly cool.

I then cut the fun foam to the shape that I wanted and sponged Distressed Vintage Photo ink to give an aged appearance to the faux leather. I then used my paper piercing tool to make faux stitching around the edge.

You can tie a leather strip to the hole, which was punched with a regular paper punch, ribbon, or a string of beads.

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I really like the way these altered dominos turned out using distressed ink refills in pearl, cranberry, meadow and bronz. The technique is very easy you just put about 4 drops of each color that you want on the Tim Holtz felt pad applicator and because I wanted a lighter color I added a few drops of blender solution. I added a couple of drops of the bronz reinker. You just tap the applicator pad onto the domino until you get the color desired. I let it dry a little bit and then I stamped the images in Stazon ink.

I thought aboout making a pendant but several of the girls at work said that they would look neat just on a shadowbox shelf too.

You can find all of the new release stamp sets for sale on Artistic Outpost now. Go check them out, they are really a neat group of sets in additional to the wonderful sets already offered.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

A list of the new stamps and a description is below:

Cutie Pie

Adorable images inspired by children's Valentines from the 1950'sincluding a majorette, a football player, and a beauty queen. Thethree main images average three inches in height perfect for yourcards, ATCs, or other mixed media projects.

Entire collection comesin either an 8.5" x 5.5" unmounted sheet of red rubber OR mounted onEZMount cling foam, trimmed closely, and "mounted" onto a clearplastic printed index sheet.

Special price: $10.00 - umounted, $18.00 - mounted

Vintage Circus

Everyday is a circus in the Artistic Outpost studios. All we aremissing are the wild animals and the three rings. This collection features vintage images from circus posters and advertisements fromthe 1900's.

For our cardmakers, the main circus collage measures3.75" x 5", a large stamp perfect for creating backgrounds. Entirecollection comes in either an 8.5" x 5.5" unmounted sheet of redrubber OR mounted on EZMount cling foam, trimmed closely,and "mounted" onto a clear plastic printed index sheet.

Special price: $10.00 - umounted, $18.00 - mounted

Fortune Teller

To tell the future, a gift exploited for fun or fortune, has been hadits place in the folklore and legends of most of the world'scultures. In this full 8.5" x 11" collection, we feature images ofthis "gypsy" art including a large background vintage almanac, a funcrystal ball with words sized to fit just right in the middle, andmany mystical elements and words.

Entire collection comes in bothunmounted red rubber OR mounted on EZMount cling foam, trimmedclosely, and "mounted" onto a clear plastic printed index sheet.

Special price: $20.00 - unmounted, $30 - mounted

Special bundles on UNMOUNTED stamps collections ONLY:

Cutie Pie & Vintage Circus - $18.00

Cutie Pie, Vintage Circus, & Fortune Teller - $36


Lisa Somerville said...

Love the non-card items - great way to think out of the box!

Debby said...

Very clever. Love them.