Pink & Main have tons of great stamp designs as well as embellishments and more for your stamping and paper crafting projects and they work beautifully with our awesome Clearsnap Inks.
While browsing a thrift store recently, I found some old beat up metal frames and a display of vintage wine glasses. I picked up a few thinking that the glasses would make a perfect “pedestal” for the frames.
TIP: look for glasses with FLAT bottoms, they will allow your frame to be adhered more securely than glasses with bottoms that dip at the center.
I wanted my flowers for the project to be “filled”, so I needed to use a colored paper to stamp the “outline” style flowers on. I could have used cardstock, but where’s the fun in that!? Clearsnap Inks come in a veritable RAINBOW of colors!
I took white cardstock, and used a Stylus & Tip to wet a portion of the paper with Pearl Rain, poured from the bottle into a small bowl. Then using CLEAN Tips, I swirled on two different shades of ColorBox Archival Dye Ink to “watercolor” the paper. The Pearl Rain serves two purposes: 1) It helps the Dye Ink move and blend on the porous surface of the cardstock and 2) It provides a bit of shimmer to the finished paper.
-not all cardstock is created equal, test this technique on your cardstock; a smooth better quality cardstock was used for the sample.
-be sure if you dip back into your ink that you use a clean tip; be careful not to contaminate your ink pad.
Let the cardstock dry completely, then stamp your flowers and leaves using the darker color ink of the two shades used. Stamp Washi tape pieces and sentiment using Mudslide Dye Ink. Cut out all stamped flowers, leaves and washi tape pieces.
Cut a piece of corrugated cardboard (I used the piece that came with the frame) about 1” smaller around all sides than the interior of the frame. Paint it lightly with white paint so that just the raised portions of the cardboard are painted.
Cut sentiment to measure 2 ¼” tall, and tear ends about ½” longer on each side as your cardboard piece.
To freshen up the frame, I gave it two coats of Honey Bee Colorique. Colorique works beautifully on metal and other non-porous surfaces.
Next, the fun part! Arrange all the pieces as you like and assemble. Complete supply list and directions can be found below.
ColorBox Archival Dye Ink:
Pinkolicious, Blossom, Toasted Apricot, Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Mist, Wave, Moody Blue, Tree Fog, Grasshopper, Golf Course, Lilac, Frosted Plum and Mudslide
ColorBox Colorique: Honey Bee
ColorBox Pearl Rain
ColorBox Stylus & Tips
Pink & Main: Doodled Flowers and Fun Washi Clear Stamps and Rainbow and Silver Glossy Dots
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and Quick Grip
Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Squares
Thrift Store: 5 X 7 Metal Frame and Small Vintage Wine Glass
Corrugated Cardboard (if not a part of the frame)
White Acrylic Punch
Trimmer, Scissors, Metal Punch and Heat Gun
- Cut 9 strips of white cardstock.
- Pour a small amount of Pearl Rain into a bowl, use Stylus & Tip to apply liquid to a small portion of a piece of white cardstock.
- Use CLEAN tips to apply 2 shades of ink to each piece, swirling to blend colors. Rewet as needed, working in one small area at a time. use the following sets of colors to create 9 different paper colors: Pinkolicious and Blossom, Toasted Apricot and Coral, Coral and Pumpkin Pie, Mist and Wave, Wave and Moody Blue, Lilac and Frosted Plum, Tree Fog and Grasshopper, Grasshopper, Golf Course and Toasted Apricot by itself.
- Set inked papers aside to dry, or speed up dry time using a heat gun.
- Stamp sentiment using Mudslide on Paper inked with just Toasted Apricot.
- Stamp flowers and leaves on other papers using darker shade of ink. Stamp washi tape pieces using Mudslide Ink.
- Cut a piece of corrugated cardboard (I used the piece that came with the frame) about 1” smaller around all sides than the interior of the frame and glue a piece of chipboard in a matching size to the back. Paint it lightly with white paint so that just the raised portions of the cardboard are painted.
- Cut out all stamped pieces. Cut sentiment to measure 2 ¼” tall, and tear ends about ½” longer on each side as your cardboard piece.
- Measure and punch holes in top portion of frame, and coordinating holes in top of corrugated cardboard piece.
- Paint frame with two coats of Honey Bee Colorique.
- Adhere sentiment about 1 ½” up from bottom of cardboard piece using Zip Dry.
- Arrange and adhere flowers and washi tape pieces using Zip Dry and 3D Squares for dimension and layering.
- Add Glossy Dots to centers of flowers.
- Hang cardboard piece in center of frame using binder rings.
- Use Quick Grip to adhere bottom edge of frame to the bottom center of the glass.
- Once glue has set overnight, make twine bow and attach to stem.
Thank you for hopping with me!
See you on the crafty side,