carl in love
( Project of the month January 2010 )

Once again, this month's project has been created by Caroline.
Caroline is a customer, friend and Stampin Up! demonstrator and has used some products from their stamp and paper range.
To see more of her wonderful work visit Caroline's blogspot.




Materials used

Stamps - Carl In Love (92098)
Stamps - Sanded Background (SU)
Cardstock - Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Watercolour Paper (SU)
Inks - Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray, Close to Cocoa (SU)
Papers - Riding Hood Red Designer Paper, Basic Gray Designer Paper (SU)
Accessories - Scallop Edge Punch, Rub-ons, Foam Adhesive, Aquapainter or Blender Pen,
                   Zig Glue Pen, Stampin Up! Dazzling Diamonds, heart shaped buttons.

(SU) - Stampin Up!

How to:

  • Stamp ‘Carl in Love’ on to a 5cm x 7.5cm piece of watercolour paper and colour with Riding Hood Red ink using an aquapainter or blender pen, taking a small amount of colour from the lid of the Ink Pad. Making it darker where there would be a shadow.

  • Using the Close to Cocoa ink pad and your aquapainter, colour some sand underneath Carl, also colour his nose and hair.

  • When dry, go over image with the Zig Glue Pen and sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds over the top. – This will also conveniently hide any imperfections in your watercolouring!!

  • Matt the coloured image on top Riding Hood Red and then onto some Basic Black cardstock.

  • Fold A5 Riding Hood Red Cardstock in half and stamp the front with Sanded Background stamp in Riding Hood red ink.

  • Scallop the edge of a 7cm x 15cm piece of Basic Black Cardstock, layer a piece of 5cm x 15cm Riding Hood Red Designer paper on top. Centre across the front of the card. Attach the image of the centre with foam tape.

  • Thread some cotton through the button holes and attach them on either side of the image with glue dots or tape.

  • I have used rub-ons to add a sentiment to the bottom right corner.



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