Welcome to the June Blog Hop for the Control Freaks!
You may have arrived from seeing Jen Smith's beautiful projects. If not you can go on back and see them.
This Touch of Kindness stamp set is absolutely adorable! I can't decide which main image I like better. The images were colored with our SU markers. Of course I had to color the kitty the same color as my Tigger.
Tip: be sure to use a border punch before you emboss or add texture to the card stock or you may get fuzzy edges while punching. I used two different embossing folders; Square Lattice or Perfect Polka dots.
The color combination here is a bit unusual but I think it works, don't you? Baja Breeze, So Saffron and Rich Razzleberry.
Here's a close-up of the bird bath image:
You can see the dimension and shine on the birds from the Crystal Effects I applied. Hint: always add the Crystal Effects last. Then put the card in a place where you won't lay anything on top of it. Ask me how I know this!
Now you can see what my husband is getting for Father's Day.
First, let me remind you that we love water - being in, near or on it just doesn't matter. We love it! So when I was thinking of making him something I thought of these stamp sets - The Open Sea and Sail Away.
First find some tiles that are not finished. They should have no shine. Most times they are pretty dusty or even gritty from tile dust. These are 4" square, a light taupe color and can be found in most large home improvement stores.
You do need to use either Stazon ink or Craft ink when stamping. If using Craft ink it is best to add embossing powder to set the ink. Yes, you can emboss on ceramic tiles. I used a bit of each. Black Stazon ink for the large boat and my craft ink spots for the smaller images I wanted to be a solid color. You can just heat set the craft ink with a heat gun, but you can also add clear embossing powder and emboss them.
I used our pastels and cotton swabs to color in the large sailboat. And I also used the pastels to add color to the surface of all of the tiles. I just picked up some chalk with a cotton ball and rubbed it all over to add some soft color to the surface.
As soon as I finish coloring I take them outside to the garage and lay them onto a large cardboard box. Then I spray them with a clear coat finishing spray. You can do this twice if you don't get the shine you like.
After they are dry, add some sticky-back felt feet on the back side like this:
Thanks for stopping in today and enjoy your next stop when you move on to see Cindy Major's creative and unique projects here.