Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March Stamp Camp!

As all my friends know, St. Patty's Day is one of my favorite holidays! Couldn't be because I am Irish could it?  Here is what we will be doing this Saturday!

The candle is super simple! I love the new Bliss set that you can get for free during Sale-A-Bration!!! But hurry it ends March 31st!  Anywhoo, I stamped my image in Marina Mist first, then rolled the edges in Perfect Plum, then a quick dab onto Perfect Plum, This created the variation in color. Then I stamp it onto tissue paper.  Cut the image out. Place the paper against your candle, then wrap wax paper around it, and pull tight and smooth.  Then use your heat tool to heat the wax paper until its shiny (the wax has melted). Then just carefully pull your wax paper off and tadaa!
The next thing we will be doing is a St. Patty's day pocket to hold a cute crochet pin. No, for those of you coming, you will not have to make the pin! I have done that for you!  To make the pocket, you use a small square envelope and seal it. Then I used Versa Mark, the Good Luck Stamp from the Sale-A-Bration set, So Happy for You, Heat and Stick Powder, Celery glitter from the Cosmo set, and a heat tool, and I stamped/glittered all over the front.  Then I used Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, and Certainly Celery markers to stamp the fabulous Lucky Shamrock stamp from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I love to use markers to make my stamps different colors. Then I used the scallop edge punch to cut the side of the envelope off. I used a crimper and Certainly Celery paper to crinkle the paper, then just used scissors to cut some pieces off for the stuffing. Too lazy to go to my shredder!

Last but not least is the card. I did my measurements for the main card for the square 5 1/4 by 5 1/4 card, in Certainly Celery. Then you need a piece of Peach Parfait, cut to 4 3/4 by 4 3/4, and a piece of Whisper White, cut to 4 1/4 by 4 1/4. To make the clover, I used the large heart punch on Garden Green card stock, and the wider heart from the 3 Heart Punch, in Wild Wasabi. I used matching ink to sponge the edges, giving a nice dimension to them.  For the Pot of Gold I used the 1 3/4 circle punch, then trimmed the bottom, and the Word Window Punch for the top, and 5 scallops from the scallop circle punch for the gold. Next I used a variety of circle punches to layer Rose Red, Peach Parfait, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, and Perfect plum card stock. I used 1 3/4, 1 3/8, and 1 inch circle punches, using two colors per punch, going larger to smaller, glued together, and then cut them in half. For the cloud I used the top of the cupcake from the Build a Cupcake punch and sponged Bashful Blue on the edges. Finally I used the Lucky You part of the Lucky You stamp out of the Hostess set Afterthoughts. Sheesh it doesn't seem like that much work until I type it out!!!

Feel free to ask any questions if I was not clear! I hope to see lots of you at camp Saturday!

Craft on!!  
Jean



3 comments:

  1. Hi Jean,
    I have a question. In your instructions for the candle, you first say that you stamped the image on tissue paper then later you say wax paper, which is it? I love the idea and would like to give it a try.
    Thanks,

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  2. OOPS, upon more careful reading I see that you use both! Thanks again for the great idea.

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  3. Glad you saw! Let me know if you have any more questions! Sorry if I wasn't clear!

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