Monday, August 29, 2011

Celebrate: Tutorial {Market Street Stamps}

{As seen today on the Market Street Stamps blog}

Hi there!
I've got a stamping tutorial to share with you today.

Hopefully you will see that those awesome Market Street Stamps background stamps are great for so much more than just staying in the background.

On this card I've used two background stamps (Zebra Print and Pretty Perfect Grid) along with the Celebrate Cake image and sentiment set.

First, let's gather our supplies:

{Don't forget the Extra Large Acrylic Block for those big background stamps!}

You'll need to stamp the image onto a scrap of thin paper (or a Post It note, as I've done), and then stamp it again onto your cardstock.

Now you will need to carefully cut out your stamped image with a craft knife to create a mask.
{Wherever you want your background stamp to show through on your image, those are the pieces that should be cut out.}

Next, lay your mask on top of your image that has been stamped on the cardstock.
{Line up the images carefully and use removable adhesive to hold it in place.} up your background stamp...

...and stamp!

Remove your mask and check out your beautifully stamped image!
{Like paper piecing...only easier!}

If you want to add in another background, create another mask (this one covering the full stamped image) and stamp.

Remove the mask, add a sentiment...

...and add it to your card:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cardstock: Bazzill (Blackbird, Grape Delight);
Stamps: Market Street Stamps (Zebra Background, Pretty Perfect Grid Background, Celebrate Cake);
Ink: Tsukineko (Tea Leaves, Purple Hydrangea); Memento (Tuxedo Black);
Ribbon: Hug Snug (Seam Binding - Chalk White);
Marker: Copic (YG25);
Tools: Market Street Stamps (Acrylic Block - XLG); Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors, Craft Knife); Martha Stewart/EK Success (Scoring Board);


Kelly Sas said...

Great idea, great tutorial and absolutely GREAT card! Thanks.

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Tifany, I love your stamping technique and the zebra stamp is so perfect for the cake! Beautiful job! (loved seeing your Fiskars goodies in the photos!)