Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Scrapbook Pages

Just another little snippet of what I've been up to lately. I have to admit, I've been in a fun-zone in my craft room. Lots more things I've made, I just need to get them photographed. So hang in there with me for more 'snippets of whimsy' by BZstampr.

You can really do more than cards using rubber stamps. Just look at the fun and easy scrapbook page I made. Doesn't it just make you want to smile? I can't wait to put a picture of my granddaughter in the frame. She's going to a Valentine's dance and I'll get a picture of her before she goes. Woo-hoo! (Oh.. I better not woo-hoo... she's growing up too fast!) She's 12 going on 20.
Let me know if you have any questions about stamping in general or creating scrapbook pages with rubber stamps.

Scrapbook page for SI, Jan. ‘09

STAMPS: Dee Gruenig’s Watercolor Valentine POSH#-82
PAPER: 12x12 white card stock (Paper Studio), Kromekote-white (Marcos Paper), Black (SU!)
INK: Pixie Pink, Red, Black, Bordering Blue, Going Grey marker, Bordering Blue marker (all SU!), black calligraphy marker (Zig markers)
ACCESSORIES: Offray pin-dot black ribbon, 3-D Crystal Lacquer (Sakura), Glitter glue (Ranger Ind.) white glitter (Art Institute Glitter, Inc.), small white brads (SU!), blue painters tape, ruler, sponge, pop dots, glue runner, distressing tool (Making Memories), Exacto knife

Using blue painters tape (tape it against your jeans to reduce the stickiness) / place tape ½” away from outer edges of white 12x12 cardstock, creating a frame ( this gives you a nice, straight edge to stamp around)
Sponge Pixie Pink randomly around the outer edge / stamp Heart Border in Pixie Pink on top of sponged area-using tape as a guide
On inner edge of tape, stamp Heart in Pixie Pink, randomly with point of the heart going off onto the blue tape / stamp little heart in between the larger heart images, filling in spaces
Carefully remove the blue painters tape
Using a ruler as a guide – place ruler along the outside edge of the just-stamped heart images / draw a line with large end of black calligraphy marker held against ruler for guide, around the perimeter of the stamped hearts (boxing them in)
Move ruler over a little less than 1/8” from the first black line, using small end of black calligraphy marker, draw a line around perimeter just like in step 5
Stamp XO border stamp in black 4 times, onto the white Kromekote stock / cut out / trim off an “x and o” on one end of two of the pieces (to make two shorter pieces)
Form a rectangle shaped frame with the stamped XO pieces, using the shorter pieces for the left and right sides / mount to upper left portion of page using pop dots
Stamp the Open Heart image in Pixie Pink, 2 times on Kromekote stock / cut out both (cut out middle portion also), snip the edge of one image and loop it through the other image / loop both hearts on lower right edge of mounted frame / secure the lower heart to page with small strip of pop dot
Stamp Amore image in Pixie Pink edged with Going Grey marker onto Kromekote white stock / cut out close to edge / layer this to black cardstock cut a little larger that the stamped image / use distressing tool to rough-up the edges of the black cardstock / mount this to upper-middle right side of page with pop dots
Stamp the Letters image 1 time on Kromekote stock / color with Bordering Blue, Going Grey, Pixie Pink, Red, black / cut out and layer onto black cardstock cut to same shape as Letters image / mount with pop dots to lower right corner of page
Cut six 3” pieces of the black pin-dot ribbon / fold over 3 pieces into a V shape, make 2 of these / on each one, cut a little hole near fold with Exacto knife to secure with white brad / using the brad, secure one of the V shaped ribbons at the top and bottom of the Amore image
Cut about 14 6” pieces of the black pin-dot ribbon / tie in center with one ribbon strip / punch two holes (one on top of the other-as in a colon :) in the page at the lower left section (making room for the bow) / run 1 ribbon strip up through each hole / attach the tied ribbon pieces in a bow-shape
Stamp one Heart image in Pixie Pink on Kromekote stock / cut out / layer with pop dots over the center “tied” portion of the ribbon strips (it looks like a shaggy bow)
Add Crystal lacquer to the heart image on shaggy bow, also on ribbon portion of letters image, the letters AMORE, and the two open hearts,
Add red glitter glue to the heart on the shaggy bow, add white glitter to the letters AMORE and the ribbon portion of letters image / let dry overnight
Insert a photo in the frame of you receiving roses on Valentine’s Day.

1 comment:

Dee and Warren Gruenig said...

All of the work with Dee's designs are remarkable. No, they are gorgeous and your entire blog web site demonstrates beauty and creativity. An example is the four leaf clover made from 4 of Dee's hearts.

Thank you for appreciating Dee's work with your amazing and professional work.

Warren Gruenig.......Dee, too!