Monday, March 19, 2018

My Other Creations: Travel Folders using Jane Davenport Washi Tape

"Road Trip" is this week's theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I decided to make some mini-folders with a travel theme:

I started with some manila folders I had in my stash (about 5" x 8" in size).  I covered them with scraps of gray, white and black patterned paper.

Next I painted mostly everything white.

I added another layer of white and when the paint was dry (overnight), I added some Jane Davenport Washi tape.

Next I smeared on acrylic paint, then whited it out a bit, then added some stamping, more paint, etc.  I painted both the insides and the outsides of the folders.  I also drizzled some Jane Davenport scented ink down from the top edges and sprayed it with water.

I cut patterned paper into some scallop-shapes for the borders of my folders.  I went back in with a black Sharpie and outlined some of the stamped circles and scallop edges.  I typed some sentiments out on my We R Memory Keepers typewriter and added those on.  Here are the final results:

On this one, I also added a Tim Holtz wildflower that I cut with my Sizzix Big Shot.

Here are the supplies I used that you can get at Simon Says Stamp:

I do love the thought of road trips, so I can't wait to see how you interpret our theme.  be sure to upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!

Monday, March 12, 2018

My Cards and Tags: Hip Hop Easter Bunnies

Easter inspiration is the theme for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  I made a couple of bunny tags that are perfect if you like Easter or hip-hop music (ha, ha).

I started by cutting these bunny shapes with Tim Holtz's Easter Elements die.  Once I cut them, I used the negative space as a stencil and traced the bunny shapes onto some tags so I would know the area I needed to cover.  Then I filled in the bunny outlines with a collage of patterned paper and Washi tape.

Next I added some acrylic paint, including Dina Wakley's new Peacock and Eggplant shades.  I also added white paint to keep it on the pastel side of the spectrum.

While my paint dried, I stamped some text onto my bunny cut-out frames.  One of my favorite text stamps is from a Paper Artsy set (EEG18-- link in supply list below).  I love the old-school typewriter shape of the letters.  Once these were stamped, I glued the bunny frames onto my tags.

Next I blended the white frames into the background of the tag with more acrylic paint.  When they were dry, I stamped "hip hop" onto the tags using gray ink and Tim Holtz's Cutout lowercase alphabet stamps.  I also outlined the bunnies and the letters with a black pen.

I finished these off by adding just a touch of gray around the edges and I used Christmas ornament hooks to hang them with.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

Be sure to upload your Easter-inspired project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.