Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ohh La La - Pink by Design day + a tip for you!

Happy Thursday Everyone!! Candace from Paper Crafts by Candace here. :) Today I am soooo excited to share with you my Pink by Design project and tip! First my project.. 

I was very inspired by this cute dress from June's stamp set of the month. I looked at it and immediately thought of Paris and the Eiffel Tower. So I decided to try to go with more of a Shabby Chic theme which to me means pink, grey, pearls and lace. I stamped the dress on a light pink patterned paper, cut it out and then colored the skirt portion with my copics. I also added lots of pearls with my Viva Decor pearl pens including a belt of black pearls along the skirt line. "Ohh La La" is from Pink by Design- Flirty Girl. The paper is from a new paper line called Mosipis, you can see and buy it on Scrapbookaholic by Abby's blog

I used my spellbinders- crown ovals and large ovals. I cut out the crown oval first and inked it then put the large oval in the middle of the crown oval and cut that out. I also cut out another oval in the same size to place underneath the dress. I then used the crown oval with the oval hole as a frame. I pop-dotted both the frame and the dress. Here is a picture taken at the side of the card so you can see how its pop-dotted. 

And I couldn't stop at just a card, I decided to made a quick little matching bag. This is the perfect size for a gift card! I'm thinking a Victoria Secret gift card for a bridal shower / bachelorette party or even a birthday! "Just for you" is also from Pink by Design "Flirty Girl"

Now for my tip! I have recently started cutting out my stamp images by hand. I used to just cut them out with a spellbinder shape but that limits your creativity. Now I have to admit, I am no where near perfect when it comes to cutting out my stamps. I am either to inpatient or there are such little details that I cant seem to cut them out perfectly. Here is a super easy solution for you to hide that! 

First stamp your image on your paper. 

Next, cut it out. I placed my dress on black paper so you can see all the excess paper outside the line that I didn't cut perfectly. 

Now grab a piece of scrap paper and a black fine tip pen. Place your stamp on your scratch paper, hold it down with one hand and use the other hand to kind of trace around it. You will actually be drawing on your scrap paper BUT make sure its close enough to your stamp that just a little hint of that black marker is drawing on your stamp. 

And here is what it looks like when you are done with the entire thing! As you can see, the border around the dress is a tad thicker and darker BUT by the time your done altering your stamp (coloring, adding glitter etc) you won't even be able to notice it. When you first looked at my card at the beginning of this post, did you notice it? :)  

I hope this tip was helpful to everyone! Have a great day! :)


Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Candace, this card is just gorgeous! Ohh la la truly decribes it! I love all the wonderful details you have added..the black pearls are perfect...gorgeous, gorgeous card!

Daynene said...

great design so cute. Thanks for the great tips that is one reason I don't hand cut my stuff.

Kim Ricketts said...

I love this card and gift bag! The tip is amazing! Thank you for sharing so many great tips :)

Esther said...

Darling card and bag!
Thanks for the great tip!!!!

Emily said...

Ohhh! Good tip Candace!!! I'm going to start doing this too!


Winnie said...

I am so hopeless at cutting out images - thanks for this awesome tip!!

Danica said...

Great tip! I've always used a sponge dauber and whatever color I used for the stamp, but I'm going to give this way a shot. Tfs!

Tara said...

Great tip! I love this idea!