Garden Shed Stamping Tips

Garden Shed Stamping Tips

Kay Williamson

Each month we create three beautiful sheets of unmounted stamps to coordinate with the theme. I cultivated a set of cards featuring each stamp sheet in the Garden Shed collection. Check 'em out! IMG_8933 copy Read on to learn more details about each card . . . JUMBO UM 0916JUMBOUM CARD #1 IMG_8896 copy Stamp the large collage image with India Black ink and add watercolors. IMG_8712aaa Stamp the image a second time and cut out the largest watering can in the foreground. Color the watering can. IMG_8712 copy Adhere the watering can onto the can on the art panel with foam adhesive. IMG_8713 copy Tear the outside edges of the panel with the help of a CS® Grid Ruler. IMG_8714 copy Cut along the edge of the butterfly wing with a craft knife. IMG_8715 copy Add foam adhesive to the back of the wing. IMG_8717 copy Nest the art panel onto a Teal mat and White card base. IMG_8897 copy CARD #2 Stamp a set of four squares with images in Earth, Leaf and Lagoon inks. Round two corners of each image with a Corner Chomper on the half inch setting. Repeat corner rounding on corresponding Teal mats and nest onto a Citron panel and Teal card base. Finish with a stamped sentiment on the bottom of the card. IMG_8901 copy CARD #3 Stamp the large UM collage image onto a Citron panel at an angle to create a background pattern. Accent the word collage with a butterfly stamped on White. Attach the butterfly with foam adhesive circles. IMG_8898 copy CARD #4 IMG_8891 copy The Deluxe Kit includes a package of adorable Wood Buttons. Sew a button onto an Olive square with waxed linen thread and tie into a bow. Stamp onto the Teal panel and Olive strip with Club Scrap's White Pigment ink. IMG_8893 copy ART NOUVEAU UM 0916ArtNum CARD #1 IMG_8910 copy Stamp three butterflies onto a White art panel with India Black ink Stamp a fourth butterfly onto a separate sheet. IMG_8718 copy Add a stamped sentiment onto the panel Don't worry about overstamping the center butterfly. IMG_8720 copy Color the artwork and trim the separate butterfly with a detail scissors. IMG_8722 copy Apply foam adhesive to the wings and CS® Bookbinding Glue to the body of the butterfly. IMG_8723 copy Layer the butterfly onto the art panel to hide the over-stamped areas. IMG_8912 copy CARD #2 Apply Topaz, Leaf and Ocean inks onto the card base with a brayer, then stamp images with the same color of ink. IMG_8913 copy CARD #3 Piece together two Teal and two green rectangles on a Butter mat. Stamp the butterfly image onto the center of the rectangles with White pigment ink. IMG_8906 copy GREETING UM 0916GREETUM CARD #1 IMG_8925 copy Stamp the snail three times onto the Butter art panel and three more times onto a separate sheet of White. Color the shells, trim with a detail scissors, and adhere to the panel with foam adhesive circles. IMG_8927 copy CARD #2 Use the thyme image to create a cute border around the stamped sentiment. IMG_8920 copy CARD #3 The "Garden Freshness" image makes an adorable accent above and below the sentiment stamped into the center of the card. Use the image to create custom labels for your homemade canned produce and jellies! IMG_8929 copy Whether your hands get dirty or inky, have fun playing in the Garden Shed! Kay Kay0216

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