Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Stampbord Card by Vicky Fernando

Here is a card that we received for the Holidays, all the way from Australia! It was made by Vicky Fernando of My Paper Palace. Click here to see how she made it!

Monday, January 10, 2011

January/February 2011 Featured How-to by Shannon Bielke

• Stampbord™ - 2 - 5x7 & 2 - 3.5x5
• Stampbord™ Scratch Knife
• Tsukineko® StazOn 
• Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Reinkers
• Hero Arts® Stamps
• Hampton Art Stamps
• Limited Edition Stamps
• Wordsworth Stamps
• Catslife Press Stamps
• Stampers Anonymous
• Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
• Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze
• Velum
• Crop-A-Dile™ or drill
• Paint Brushes
• Dark Blue Marker
• Misc. metal embellishments
• Pencil

1.  Position the Stampbord pieces as shown above. Sketch the word FAMILY, vertically in block, letters across the whole piece with a pencil.

2.  Place a sheet of velum over the piece and trace the letters and their placement. Carefully cut out each letter.

3.  Using the velum letters to mask each letter, and using only one color of StazOn, carefully stamp a variety of scripts, phrases, and lettering to create the background behind the word FAMILY you have drawn out.

4.  Paint a different color of Distress Ink on each letter. Allow to dry.

5.  Using the negative space of the mask, a new stamp (swirls), and the same StazOn color used in the background, stamp each letter. Allow to dry.

6.   Using the Scratch Knife, scratch highlights into the piece to emphasize different parts of the piece.

7.  Coat each letter with a topcoat of Clear Glitter Glaze. Then, outline each letter with a dark blue marker.

8.  Connect the separate pieces of Stampbord with metal embellishments such as hinges, handles, brads, and chains. Mark placement and use small Crop-A-Dile setting, or use a drill, to set hinges, handles, and hangers.

9.   Attach all metal pieces, and any other pieces to finish the look.

10.  Now your piece is ready to hang in your favorite room of the house!

Welcome to the new Stampbord™ blog!

We decided to start off 2011 with something new for Stampbord, as this will be an exciting year for us... and for you! There will be some exciting things happening with our facebook page and also a Summer Stampbord contest, stay tuned!

You will now be able to view all of the Featured How-tos on this blog and you will continue to see the great projects that you can only create with Stampbord!

So here's to an awesome 2011! Happy Stamping!