Welcome back to this week’s Inspiration Station tutorial! Are you enjoying learning some new tips and tricks for dressing up your projects? I’m certainly enjoying creating as we learn together. This week we’re creating a fun treat bag as I show you two ways to use a stamp to dress up a special neighbor gift.
Step 1: Stamp the “Life Hands You Lemons” image onto smooth white cardstock. And then stamp it again onto watercolor cardstock.
Step 2: Use a paintbrush to “color in” the lemon stamped on the watercolor paper by wetting the inked section and pulling the color around the rest of the stamp. Let dry.
Step 3: Use the matching die to “fussy cut” the image from both the smooth paper and the watercolor paper. Placing Washi Tape over the die will help hold it in place or use a magnetic cutting platform to cut out your projects.
Step 4: Run the die and stamped images through a manual die cut machine. Use the correct cutting plates to ensure the best cut for your die cut shapes.
Here’s another look at the completed treat bag:
And here’s a close-up look at the stamped lemons. Can you see how one is mottled and almost solid yellow while the other clearly shows the sentiment? This is why you use watercolor for one effect and smooth paper for another effect. And it’s a great way to stretch your stamps!
Like this tutorial? Be sure you check out the tutorial I shared on how to watercolor a beautiful rose image. You can find that tutorial HERE. Make sure you check back next week for a video tutorial! I always love getting to “chat” with you as we make something beautiful together.