6.27.2014

Studio Calico Release Day! FUNNEL CAKE!

  Happy Release Day, folks!
 
I'm here today to share some projects I created with my favorite thing from this month- the Funnel Cake stamps!
 
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Now, the biggest question I've seen come up on the message boards about this stamp set is how to use it if you don't have an acrylic block big enough! This stamp is a big one- and I've heard lots of suggestions- but I thought I'd show you how I use large stamps like this WITHOUT a block!
 
It's easy peasy and works like a charm! Take a look:
1. Gather supplies.
You'll need the stamp, some ink (I used Versafine Onyx Black), cardstock, and a brayer. You could also just use your hands- would work fine, too!
 
2. Carefully peel the stamp off the packaging.
 
3. Stick your stamp to your desk stamp side up.
We're using our desks as the block!
 
4. Press down.
 Press down the stamp to make sure that it doesn't wiggle around at all.
You want it to be nice and secure on your desk.
 
5. Ink it up!
 Generously apply ink to the stamp to cover.
 
6. Carefully place your cardstock on top of the inked stamp.
This is where you have to be very careful- if that cardstock shifts, you won't have a nice image! Make sure to hold it down gently with one hand.
 
7. While holding the cardstock, gently roll over the cardstock and stamp with a brayer.
You can also just use your hands to gently press the paper onto the stamp, but I've found that I get a clearer, more crisp image with the brayer!
 
8. Carefully lift the paper off of the stamp.
Take your time and make sure not to drop the cardstock back down on the ink.
 
9. Admire your stamped image!
 
EASY, right!?
 
After stamping the image, I cut around the entire shape of the country and set out to make a card for my Project Life album. We're getting ready to take a road trip up to Delaware to visit family, so I thought this would be a great addition to help document the trip! I'll also be posting this on Instagram and Facebook to tell our family and friends that we'll see them soon! A fun little announcement of our trip!
 

 
 
I added these fun little stars (stamped with Emerald City Color Theory Ink) and connected them with a piece of embroidery floss!
 
The beautiful woodgrain paper is from the Penny Arcade 4x6 Paper Pad! I love that all of the patterns coordinate so well with the Penny Arcade Project Life Kit!
 
If you want this stamp and die set, you may have to be quick!
They will be available on the Studio Calico site HERE during the full reveal at midnight EST tonight! I have a feeling these will go very quickly- you don't want to miss it!

These are currently SOLD OUT! They will be restocked, though! You can PREORDER the stamp and die set now and it will ship to you as soon as the reorder arrives in the warehouse!

PREORDER HERE
 

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4 comments:

  1. Excellent! I was able to grab this stamp and didn't even think about the fact that I don't have a large enough block for it until I saw your tutorial. Ha! I don't have a brayer either, but I'm sure I'll find something that will work similar. Thanks for making the tutorial, Steph!

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  2. This is a cool set...and thanks so much for the little tutorial. And your card is sweet. I should get this so my 4yo granddaughter in AZ can "find" me. lol. Bev

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  3. I want them to make one for Canada!!!!!!!!!

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