This is it! The end of my 14 day blog hop. Lucky for you I am not going to pick any winners until Monday night, so you still have time to Share the LOVE! Since this is the season of L-O-V-E be sure to leave me a little love and my hop participants a little love as well throughout this series. (hint: we LOVE comments) Let me know in the comments how you are sharing the LOVE of this blog hop- you can share the link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. The more times you share, and the more days you share the better your odds of winning! I will be randomly picking some sharers and posting them and the prizes at the end of this series.
In case you missed a day
Valentine Blog Hop Series 2014
For the last project I have for you a home decor item. This is a fun technique that you can do with all your sentiment stamps. You can see where I have done something similar to this for a Lawnscaping Challenge here. I first learned of this technique from Jennifer Mcguire, and as much as I love fonts and sentiments this is one of my favorite techniques! I have a photo tutorial for you, but be sure to read to the end to see my last crafty friend and the details on prizes from this hop!
Step 1: Determine the shape and size of paper that you will be stamping your cluster of stamps on
Step 2: Temporarily adhere a piece of plastic over your cut paper. I just used some packaging from a pack of embellishments
Step 3: Start placing your stamps down on the plastic. The plastic sheet will help hold them in place since the acrylic stamps will cling to it. Don’t worry about any gaps in the sentiments, you can always fill these in with tiny hearts and other decorative stamps.
Step 4: The fiskars stamp press is AWESOME for this technique, but you can always use an acrylic block. Press down onto the stamps, picking them up. Gently peel the plastic sheet off of the stamps.
Step 5: Ink up and stamp your whole cluster of stamps on a piece of scratch paper. This will be your template. (see below)
Step 6: For my project I am only using 2 colors of ink, you can always do more. Choose which ones you want to stamp first, all other stamps store on your template. See below, the stamps I set on my template I will stamp in teal, all others will be pink.
Step 7: Ink up and stamp the first round. Here I used Hero Arts, Bubblegum pink. What is great about this technique is with just a little set up, you can stamp out a bunch of these fairly quickly. (see below)
Step 8: Peel off the stamps you just stamped, and press your stamp plate (or acrylic block) onto your template to pick up the remainder of the stamps
Step 9: Ink up and stamp the 2nd round of stamps, here I used Hero Arts, Splash Ink. Voila! (see below)
Step 10: I then took some of the remainder of sentiments and filled in the speech bubble (see below also)
Step 11: add a little bit of gold stickles to your card
Now for the fun surprise, I have 6 of these adorable little frames that will be part of the prizes I will be giving away here on Monday. Be sure to share my Blog Hop posts either on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter. At the bottom of all my posts there are social media icons you can click on and that will help you share the post!
I am so lucky to have had 14 amazingly creative friends join be during this hop! Today for my creative friend I have Melissa. Her creations are constantly inspiring me, but mostly it is her layouts that grab me. She always makes me want to scrapbook… and I LOVE her techniques and style. Here is a peek of what she has in store for you, be sure to visit her blog and remember SHARE the love 😉 and I will see you monday with the list of winners!!