Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Loves RubberStamps Challenge - Paper Piercing
Welcome to another exciting week of Loves Rubbertamps Blog Challenge. Last week we were inspired by a photo and some fabulous colors of pinks, grey and black. All of the entrees were AWESOME!!! This week we are asking you to upload a project with paper piercing. Now what is paper piercing? Poking holes in the card stock or cutting out designer paper for clothing? From what I've read thus far from some seasoned stampers, it's both.
So I decided to go with the paper doll method of paper piercing and I've learned some tricks from some fabulous stampers. The first tip I want to give you is, once you stamp your image on designer paper and you go to cutout, try staying outside the lines. This reduces mismatched lines on your final product. Second, if you are going to do multiple paper piercings, make sure you layer them. Instead of cutting out pants and top, cut out all at once with one and then just the other article of clothing with the other and layer them on top of each other. This also reduces that mismatched look or not enough room and is way less frustrating. And it gives you nice clean lines. I was going to do this very same thing with my image, but when I took a critical look I realized that having two different patterns for the top and bottom would not look great and he would probably get teased by the other kids in school, and I didn't want to put him through that, lol.
So this is CC Designs Sugarplum Trevor, called Spring Trevor. He is sitting on top of CC Designs Swiss Pixies Stone Wall. The first time I stamped him with the wall, I thought, "Oh I can eyeball this and it will be okay." The second time I stamped him, lol, I realized that I NEEDED to use my stamping-ma-jig. That little tool that lets you stamp an image and then stamp it again on plastic to fit it where it needs to go and then it has a tool that keeps it in place, so you stamp right next to the tool. Which helps tremendously.....if only I could have found it, lol. I dunno where I put that tool and now I really could have used it. So this is my third try and through some scratch paper trial and error, I was able to eyeball where on his knees I needed to go, lol. FYI for those who don't know how to use two images together like this. I stamped Trevor first, stamped him again on a sticky note and then fussy cut him out from the sticky note. I put removable adhesive on the sticky note to cover him up and then I stamped the stone wall over that. Also for this card, I stamped the stone wall on a sticky note and cut that out and adhered it before using my airbrush.
For this card, I used Echo Park, This and That - Charming collection paper, along with PTI dark chocolate card stock as well as the orange/yellow, who's name now escapes me. I used my copics to color: BG11, BG13, YG93, E00, E000, E0000, E21, E93, E41, E42, E43, E44, E27, E25, E29, E23, Y17, YR14, YR 15, YR16, T6, T5, T4, T3, T2, T1.
I also used a tons of mini brads, Making Memories are my favorite mini brads.
The sketch is from last years My Favorite Things (MFTWSC12)
Remember, if you do not see an image that you are wanting in the store, be sure to send a quick email off to Laura, she is so great about ordering what you want.
Thanks for Looking and for your kind Comments!
I cannot wait to see your fabulous creations!!!
I'm also entering in the ATS challenge to paper pierce.