For a recent playtime I showed you a couple of designs using Stampscape rubber stamps.
In this next post I am heading back to some stamps that I have had with me for a while. They are the Cover-A-Card stamps from Impression Obsession.
Now, I will start by telling you that this make did not turn out at all as I was planning.
But I guess that’s the end of the journey, so I think I’d best go back to the beginning.
I had decided to do some stamping to cover an MDF box from Fernli Designs so I needed to make that first.
Here are the pieces laid out and ready to assemble.
After folding up the sides, I had my box.
The lid was put together in the same way and then both were given a light coating of white gesso.
Inked up and one pass later and it was done!
Love these huge stamps!
I stamped three more sheets of these, one for each side of the box.
You have possibly guessed that I was aiming for a blue and white porcelain effect.
Looks good, right?
Ok, next. The top of the lid.
This was going to be slightly different and have a scene in it made using the Stampscape stamps.
To start, I created a mask from a post it note and popped it into the square of glossy cardstock that has been cut to size already.
This was then stamped over using the same stamp that I had used for the larger sheet earlier.
A circular stencil was then used. Through this I gently dabbed some of the blue that I had already used to stamp with.
I created a mask from a post it note to use when I stamped the foreground.
Again, I used the same colour of ink.
Masks were then made for each of the scene elements and laid on top of other.
Ink was first brushed above the cloud line; the mask was then removed.
More ink was brushed on each time a mask layer was removed until I had this …
Now, it was ‘OK’ but it as at this point that I started to doubt how this would turn out.
Nevertheless I persevered and trimmed down all of the stamped sheets and glued them to the box.
Hmmm. *stands back and mulls it over*
Its not what I was aiming for.
No thank you.
I simply cut another square, from the all over print, and stuck that over it :)
How to finish this though?
Had a dig through the die box and settled for a Susan’s Garden flower set.
The petals were cut from leftover stamped scraps and also a paper that I had specifically covered in matching distress ink.
As a final flourish, I also added s one paper scrolls to either side of the box lid. These were also cut from scraps of stamps paper.
So, here is the final version …
What do you think? Was I right to change? Would you have stuck with the original?
Hehe, either way, I hope that you enjoyed this little creative journey with me.
Hope to be able to do more soon so will see you then.
Bye for now.