It's the final day of the third annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop. If you have been following along I'm sure you've been amazed with tutorials of all the thoughtful handmade gifts deisngers have made for you to use and a springboard to start you holiday crafting. Hop along each blog in the list and leave a comment, share the fun ideas you come across, and enter to win a grand prize at the bottom of each blog post. So, let's continue along on the hop 100 Proof Press style; with a vintage tag set by Elise Durenburger.
Here's what Elise had to say: "I was so pleased to be invited to play with these fantastic stamps from 100 Proof Press - aren't they wonderful! 100 Proof Press boasts a mind-blowing assortment of images - the kind of classic, timeless, hilarious, and heart-warming stamps that pulled me into my stamping obsession early on... I'm SMITTEN! So, when I pursued the darling, beautifully rendered ladies of 100 Proof Press, I had to play! I had to ink, stamp, festoon, and embellish like a stamping mad-woman.... And it was fun! So, for the purpose of celebrating this wonderful company, I thought: tags! An excellent platform and medium to express some of the cheeky, old Hollywood glamor of these beauties..."
Nothing like the tiniest application of a color to bring out the true beauty of these lovely ladies. I simply swoon for the look of lightly applied color, reminiscent of old print ad and school books, but I have not invested in expensive markers, nor do I carry a full assortment of watercolor materials when I am creating "on the road." Last weekend, I was at a creative retreat, without a lot of my regular supplies, when I realized that a hint of color was what I needed to bring these girls to life. Lucky for me, I was armed with a healthy collection of Clearsnap cat eye collections, Dye Ink, Colorbox, Archival Queue. With a small water-loaded brush in hand, all the magic needed was already on my desktop. Here is a small list of instructions to quickly add custom color to detailed images, such as much of the inventory from 100 Proof Press:
1) Stamp Clearsnap, die ink direct to an extra acrylic stamping block.
2)Prepare stamped image to be inked. For the girl talk going on in this image, I used a circular die-cut to trace a circle to be hand cut, preserving detailed elements to bleed beyond the circle.
3)Custom colors are easily blended right on the acrylic block and then painted onto the stamped image, as desired.
4.)The end result with make you giddy. Be patient and give yourself a practice image (or two!). The end result will be worth it!
Materials Used: Cardstock - Wplus9 Design Studio, Designer Paper - Graphic 45, Stamps- 100 Proof Press, Ink - Clearsnap, Self Stick Pearl Embellishments - Want2Scrap, Eyelets - Making Memories, Charms-7 Gypsies; Karen Foster;Michael's, Misc Metal/Bling - Close to my Heart, Bakers Twine- Timeless Twine, Sticker Letters -Tim Holtz
So yeah, those are some pretty cool tags, huh? And a great technique that yields marvelous results. I have created three different prize packs for The Handmade Holiday Blog Hop, and one of them will include the Gossip Ladies from Elise's "Wonderful" tag. Just let me know which one of these lovely lady images is your favorite with comment on this blog and you will be entered to win. But don't forget to enter with the Rafflecopter on the bottom of this post to be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE!
On with the hop! Your next stop is Graphic45.