Today is another installment of Tutorial Tuesday at the Cutters Creek Design Team blog, and it's my turn to share again! Be sure to check out the CC blog so you can see all of the great ideas from the other DT members as well.
Welcome to another installment of Tutorial Tuesday! This month features stamping, and I thought that this week I would share an unexpected combination of products used to make some cute custom dimensional embellishments. So, we'll be using stamps (of course) and the Imaginisce iBond cordless glue gun with colored glue sticks!
Have you ever looked at colored glue sticks for glue guns and wondered what on earth you would want to use colored glue for? Today I have just one splendid little answer for you. Let's make dimensional embellishments! But first, I have to say that I LOVE the iBond glue gun - the cordless feature makes it so easy to get things done without wondering how the heck to get that cord out of the way. In fact, I have several other projects I can already think of that I''ll be using this for this year.
Now, rather than ruin the surprise, I'm going to make you wait until after the tutorial steps to see what I've made. Just check out these steps:
While that's warming up, you will want a few additional items. Choose a small stamp image, stamping block if acrylic, and ink for your stamp. You need to ink up your stamp for this process, but most ink will not stay on our stamping surface. You can just use a clear ink for no color, or Staz On if you want your image colored. I chose to use a red Staz On for my image, just so it would show up better in the photos.
Now, on to my end product! I created a card and used my embellishment as an accent piece in my design.
Using a card sketch from the Wishes book and some discontinued papers from my stash, I got to work! The cute girl stamp image is Cheeky Howdy from The Greeting Farm and the cherries stamp image is from the Kitchen Classic stamp set from Crafty Secrets. Cheeky Howdy's outfit is paper pieced (see last week's Tutorial Tuesday on the DT blog), and the scalloped mat/frame is from the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge. I cut the rosette using Make The Cut software and the Accordion Fold Rosette SVG set from Lettering Delights. I adhered the stamped glue embellishment to the center using Glossy Accents to ensure it stays put. As a finishing touch, I added Xmas Red Stickles to the cherries in my girl's hair and the circle cut-outs in the frame.