This is NOT my creation but it is ALL Stampin Up! As a demonstrator we receive a FREE monthly magazine and this was one of the ART projects- isn't it divine?
Vintage Dress Form
Nature Walk Set You're a Gem Set
Paper Naturals Ivory Card Stock Very Vanilla Card Stock Bashful Blue Textured Card Stock Marina Mist Textured Card Stock Beau Château Designer Series Paper First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink Baja Breeze Classic Stampin' Pad Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker Silver Foil Smooch Spritz
Cover wooden dress form with strips of First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper and Modgepodge.
Randomly apply glitter to dress form.
Adhere wooden knob to top of dress form; wrap linen thread around wooden knob.
Create ruffles for collar by cutting thin snips along two strips of First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper; distress and curl edges; wrap strips around dress form collar and adhere.
Punch two scallop circles from Beau Château Designer Series Paper using the 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch; fold and distress; layer together and adhere centers of scallop circles to collar.
Punch several blossoms from Baja Breeze and Marina Mist Textured Card Stock using the Boho Blossoms Punch; fold and distress blossoms; layer together and adhere centers of blossoms to collar.
To create the necklace
Cut strip of Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding to necklace length.
Stamp bee image in Basic Black ink on Beau Château Designer Series Paper; cut word "enjoy" from First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper; layer over bee; cut to fit inside charm; secure inside charm; adhere Rhinestone Basic Jewel to outside of charm.
Secure strip of Linen Thread around charm hinge leaving ends hanging from bottom of charm.
Secure Linen Thread to Trinket Key using brad from Vintage Trinkets; tie knot in Linen Thread.
Secure charm to ribbon; tie around dress form neck.
To create the butterflies
Stamp butterfly, bird, bird cage, and leaves in Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede ink on Naturals Ivory Card Stock. Cut stamped images into butterflies using the Big Shot and the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die.
Curl edges of butterflies; distress edges of small butterfly using Marina Mist ink; distress edges of large butterfly using Soft Suede ink.
Mix Silver and Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter; apply to edges of butterflies.
Stamp "Love life" in Basic Black ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock; cut and adhere to large butterfly.
Adhere butterflies to side of dress form.
Punch several blossoms from Baja Breeze, Naturals Ivory, and Very Vanilla Card Stock; fold and distress; layer together; punch two scallop circles from First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper using the 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch; fold and distress; layer together; add Rhinestone Basic Jewel to center of one blossom; adhere blossoms to butterflies and dress form.
To create the ruffles, rosettes, and pennant
Accordion-fold five strips of First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper; wrap each around dress form; make ruffles lie flat; adhere to dress form.
Mix Silver and Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter; apply to edges of ruffles
Create the rosettes by folding four strips of Baja Breeze Seam Binding in half lengthwise; tie knot in on end of each strip. (Make sure to fold the end of the ribbon under the knot so it won't show or trim it off.)
Tightly twist the Seam Binding as you form your rosettes; use hot glue to adhere your rosettes to your dress form as you go-this holds the rosettes together; adhere rhinestones to center of rosettes; distress rosettes with Soft Suede ink.
Tie strip of Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon in a bow around dress form waist.
Adhere remaining blossoms to waist.
Cut pennants from Marina Mist Textured Card Stock; spray with Smooch Spritz; distress and adhere to ruffles.
Add random sprays of Basic Black ink over entire dress form using a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and the Color Spritzer Tool.
This was posted on Stampin Connection a place for demonstrators only and I thought all of you would like to know this too!
WHY WON'T MY STAMPS STICK TO THE CLEAR BLOCKS??
1. They are too cold - They work better if they are slightly warm. Rub your hands together and then hold the block in your hands for a few seconds. If your hands are especially sweaty or dirty, wipe them clean before adhering. (See #2)
2. They are too dirty - Keep your blocks clean. Any dirt, oils, residue, ink, etc. will keep the stamps from adhering correctly. Wash them with warm soapy water and dry with a lint-free cloth just before you start your project.
3. They are too dusty - If you store your blocks on your desk or out on the counter, the dust will stick to them and keep the stamp from clinging. Wipe them off with a lint-free cloth before you try to adhere the stamp to them.
4. They are too comfy - Make sure you are adhering the blocks on a hard surface. If you stamp on a foam sheet or stamping pad, make sure you move it out of the way and adhere the stamps using a hard surface so that you have plenty of pressure.
5. They are too eager - Or maybe you are! :) Timing is everything in life and adhering acrylic blocks to stamps is no exception. Place your stamp, rubber side down (on a hard surface) and press the clear block onto the cling back of the stamp. Hold down with even pressure for 20-30 seconds. It needs a bit of time to get all the air out from between the stamp and the block.
6. They are too boring - They need a little extra spark. Provide that by rubbing on your pants or sleeve to add a little spark of static cling. That also helps solve the problem of being too cold as well.
7. They are too labeled - Many stampers choose not to adhere the label to the clear-mount stamp. The foam sticks better to the stamps without it. Or you can trim the labels down and have a larger area around the stamp to stick to the block.
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