Thursday, October 4, 2012

Betsy's Blossoms: Sending Many Thanks

The Betsy's Blossoms stamp set is a super fun stamp set to work with.  I got this inspiration from Lori Beck.  I really wanted a little background color but still wanted to be able to stamp the stems and leaves without masking them.  Well for the background color I made my own stencil.  Directions below:
Step 1 - Cut a piece of cardstock 2 3/8" x 3 3/8".
Step 2 -  Center the 2 3/8" x 3 3/8" card stock on a piece of  Whisper White card stock 4" x 5 1/4" and then trace it with a pencil. 
Step 3 - Take the 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and draw a pencil line across each corner about 1/4" in from each corner. Use a 12" Trimmer and cut the straight edge on all 4 sides up to the corner pencil lines.  This will leave the 2 3/8" x 3 3/8" section still attached at each of the 4 corners.

Step 4 - Take a Paper Snips scissors and cut on all 4 diagonal lines cutting out the piece in the center.
Step 5 - Next take the Jewelry Tag Punch and punch in each of the 4 corners to round the corners. (You could really do this step with any punch with a curved edge on it that gives you the rounded corner size you would like for your template.)
Step 6 - You still have some white paper left in the corners that you will trim with your Paper Snips to give you a rounded corner look.
Step 7 - This shows a view of all 4 corners trimmed.
Step 8 - This shows you a close-up of what all 4 corners should look like when you are done.  Once you get the template made you can keep it for future use.  This was such a fun way to have a lighter sponged effect behind your stamping.  You could also use any of the framelits to cut out the piece in the center and sponge in the open area like I did on this card.

Bobbi's Stamping Supplies
Stamps: Betsy's Blossoms, Petite Pairs
Paper: Whisper White, Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple card stock
Ink: Gumball Green, Sahara Sand, Early Espress and Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Ornament Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and Stampin' Dimensionals.

You can purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my "ON-LINE STORE".

Thanks for stopping by to check out my "Out of the Box" creations.

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