Sunday, August 2, 2015

Stamp Review Crew: Crazy About You

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Crazy About You edition!  Fun stuff awaits at every stop!!

Remember making torn paper collages in grade school?  There was something so satisfying  about tearing, arranging and pasting bits of colorful paper.   Working on this had that same feel.  Perhaps in part because this was one of those projects that I was not sure where or what I was creating at the start.  One thing just led to another!
I started with the collage piece.  Tearing, scrunching and glueing bits of Cotton Paper on a base of card stock.  Next I covered this with a piece of acetate Window Sheet, stamped it and added the diecut.
After mounting the collage on a black base I added Cotton Paper flowers 
and Washi Tape doubled on itself to make faux ribbon for the handle and the banners on the bottom. 

A couple of tips for recreating:
  • Spread a thin layer of Crystal Effects on the Window Sheet before sandwiching the tissue.  The Crystal Effects dries perfectly clear.
  • Use Staz-On Ink to stamp on the acetate.  
  • Seven layers of Cotton Paper makes a nice full flower.  Lay the Cotton Paper on a piece of plain typing paper and punch through both pieces.  Makes punching the Cotton Paper so easy!
  • For the bottom banners cut a piece of Washi Tape twice the length of the your desired finished banner.  Stick the tape to the bottom front of the project, then fold it on itself finishing with a bit stuck to the back of the project.  Then use a sharp scissors to snip some of the banners on an angle and notch a few others.

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Stamps:  Crazy About You
Paper:  Basic Black and Cucumber Crush  cardstock,  Cotton Paper Assortment
Ink: Staz-On Jet Black, Cucumber Crush Classic
Big Shot:  Hello You Thinlits
Punches: 1-1/4" and 1-3/4" Scallop Circle
Accessories: Cherry On Top Washi Tape