Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday Stamping Tutorial

Todays tutorial is brought to you by Carin McDonough. She decided to create a stamping tutorial as she is so enjoying using her Bo Bunny Ambrosia stamps. It is such a clever idea- using your stamps as masks!
Anyway, without further ado, on with the tut! :0)

Here is a look at the layout you will complete.......
An up close view of the "masked" stamped image
Step 1:
Draw 4 wavy, entertwined lines accross your page lightly in pencil from corner to corner
Step 2:
Put your photo more or less where you want it and then use some punched butterflies to work out where you want your butterflies stamped.
Step 3:
Stamp butterflies in various sizes with clear embossing ink and then heat emboss with white embossing powder. I used a glittery white embossing powder.
Step 4:
Use two pieces of paper to mark off the area you don't want to mist and then mist your chosen area. I used Tattered Angels Starfish Glimmermist.

Step 5:
As soon as you have sprayed your mist use a tissue to blot any excess ink off the embossed sections.

Step 6:
Use some paper again to cover up the part of your paper you have already sprayed and then spray the other sections. I used Patina Glimmer mist.

Step 7:
Machine or hand stitch along your pencil lines (hopefully you sew straighter than me!) and use an eraser to rub out any visible pencil lines.
Step 8:
Cut a frame out from the Ambrosia Cut Outs paper and cut your photo down to fit inside it.

Step 9:
Cut some flowers out from the Ambrosia Flowers paper. Ink the edges and then roll the petals around the back of a paintbrush to give them some dimension.
Step 10:
Paint around the edges of your layout with some white acrylic paint.

Step 11:
Stick your photo in place, add some chipboard and any other embelishments or title that you would like. Stick your flowers along your stitched lines and add jewels to the centers of the flowers and on any crosses of your stitched lines.
..........and there you have it!
I'm sure you'll agree a wonderful way to use our stamps!


  1. Oh wow, totally love your layout, Carin! Such awesome work with these stamps!

  2. Love this layout and your tutorial is excellent. Gotta find these stamps they work so beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Gorgeous! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  4. Carin is simply amazing! When I grow up... I wanna scrap like her!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee this Carin!! JUST GORGEOUS!

  5. Absolutely beautiful! Your stitching is perfect, too.

  6. Gorgeous!!! I love this idea. Thanks so much for sharing it. Exquisite details.

  7. I think this is just gorgeous!

  8. Ohhh!! such a beautiful page!! just loving every little detail!!

  9. Ohhh!! such a beautiful page!! just loving every little detail!!

  10. Beautiful Carin! You are so clever!!