Tuesday, March 29, 2011

You Are Out of This World ~Scrap with V~

You Are Out Of This World

I am excited to be doing my first tutorial for Scrap With V! I made a small card set and wanted to show how you can use your stamps to make a coordinating background paper.

You want to start by going through your stamps and finding some coordinating images. You want a large focal image and then something secondary to match, you may want to do smaller but that depends on what you like, but smaller will look better in the background.

These photos are a couple examples of sets that can easily be used for this technique.

I started with stamping my image on black cardstock and embossing with white embossing powder. Colored pencils on black cardstock just looks so cool! Before coloring your main image try some test colors on the black because not every color looks right on the black, so play a little before doing the real thing.
I also stamped in Frost Versamark with a small star stamp, adding just a little something to the focal image.

Okay, okay, before you look at this and think its a hot mess..it is, LOL, but the edges are clear even if there was some embossing powder that stuck to the inside (remember it will be covered and only showing the edges.) Make sure to rotate the stamped image around the outside edge so it has an appearance of being more like real printed paper. Here I embossed again with white powder, the embossing adds so much more to this technique!

This time I stamped and embossed black onto white cardstock and cut it out. Cut little addition to the inside!

I totally forgot to get a good photo of these before giving one away so here is quick photo I took with my cell phone. Not perfect but you can see the complete set!

Something simple but oh so cool..makes me excited to pull out more of my stamps and try more for making my own backgrounds!!!

I also want to say that I recognize that I have hit 200 followers on my blog and I am sooo thrilled! I had absolutely no idea what blogging meant and what it would entail but I am so pleased to be able to share here and also by way of working on DT's. And mostly, I am so grateful for the friendships I have made and I am tickled beyond belief that so many of you enjoy my projects (or is it my wit and charm? LOL!)
Either way! Thanks all!

Also coming by to thank Jane for the AMAZING candy I won on her lovely blog! A Cricut cart and some gorgeous Prima's! Thank you SO much Jane! You can check her out HERE!


DonnaMundinger said...

What cool coordinating paper you've made! Love this Leah! Such a sweet set! Now I wanna try! xxD

Anonymous said...

LOVE THESE, LEAH! OMG, how cool! What an awesome technique and guess what? I have those robot stamps! Woo Hoo! You're so freakin' talented, girl! Thanks for sharing.

Cathryn said...

These are so awesome!!! Thanks for the tutorial, I am going to try this! Hugs, Cathryn67 :)

Sandi Cl~ said...

Cool projects but it is you that I love! You need to come by my blog and see what I have posted! Then try to restrain your laughter!

ScrappingStephanie said...

Leah, I love your little note cards! Such a fun tutorial, and such clear directions you have.I agree coloring on black card stock is so much fun and looks cool! Congrats on 200 followers! Your blog has it all...talent, wit, and charm:) I am sorry I have not been by...I need to take a day and play catch up, I am so busy. I hope you are having a great vacation:)

Maureen Reiss said...

These are sooo super cute Leah!!! Those robots are adorable!!

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Leah! So cool! Love them. My boys are huge robot fans. You did a great job.

Kim H said...

Hey your back! I hope you enjoyed your vacationa and the alone time with hubby! I LOVe when you can make paper your own! I never thought about embossing it! It does look so much brighter when you did that! Those cards are so cute! I LOVE robots but son LOVES tractors and dump truck...oops Mario too!
Hey did you vote for Hines? LOL.
Glad to see you back!