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Included in the new release is this adorable Nailed It set of stamps and complimentary dies. I couldn't wait to color this cute (yet still masculine) image. I was tempted to mask his hand to put a hammer or other tool in it but I kind of liked the way he looks like he's doing a fist pump (appropriate for a birthday!) so I just used the tools in the background. Next time I might do some masking though.
If you haven't already, be sure to check out my preview post using the Good Vibes stamp set (also in this release). The toucan is super fun to color and probably my favorite character in this release. Plus you have to love the punny sentiments that perfectly accompany each set.
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Making the Card
1. Cut green cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches; fold in half to form a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base. Cut one cream cardstock and one brown gingham paper (Doodlebug Design) to 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
2. On the brown gingham, use Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink to stamp tools in various places all over the paper.
3. On the cream cardstock, spray Fireworks sprays through Speckles Layering Stencil such that Cottage Ivy is heavier on one side and Desert Storm is heavier on the other; they should overlap. Once dry, cut a piece 1 3/4 inches (by 5 1/4) and mount it on the brown gingham as shown, then cut a strip 5/8 inches wide and stamp the sentiment as shown (I put most of the green towards the bottom). Mount on green cardstock that is 3/4 inches wide and 5 1/4 inches long.
4. Stamp the tool man on white cardstock (before coloring, you may want to test your cardstock to be sure the colors will blend the way you like). Coloring the image: I used Prismacolor colored pencils with Sansodor (this is a solvent; you can also use mineral spirits, Gamsol, or other similar product). WARNING: even though many of these products are made to have little to no smell, the fumes still may harm you. Read the package warnings before use. Use in a well ventilated room. I keep my solvent in a small glass jar with a screw lid that I leave ajar while coloring, I only move the lid aside to dip a stump into the solvent as necessary. Use a light hand, color in small circles until the area is filled, then use a stump dipped in solvent to blend. Layer more color as necessary. Use gray over darker shaded areas to get a more true color. Once done use the coordinating die to cut out the image.
4. Cut two pieces of white seam binding about 5 inches long. Use the Cottage Ivy Fireworks spray to die one of the pieces and let dry. Adhere these to the brown gingham paper where shown, wrapping ends around each side and securing on back. Adhere this to the card base.
5. Adhere the tool man and sentiment using dimensional tape. Adhere gears as shown using Mini Glue Dots (I folded them so that they would fit behind the gears).
- Your Next Stamp: Nailed It! (CYNS539) Stamps and Dies
- Prismacolor Pencils
- Solvent (e.g. Sans odor) - Read warnings on container before using!
- Cardstock: White, Green, Cream
- Doodlebug Designs 6x6 Paper Pad: Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints (5450)
- Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink
- Fireworks Spray (Imagine Crafts): Cottage Ivy, Desert Sand
- Layering Stencil: Speckles THS021 (Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz)
- Gears and Mini Gears (Idea-ology/Tim Holtz)
- Seam Binding: White
- Dimensional Tape
- Mini Glue Dots (1/8 Inch)
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