We know this form of crafting will spark your interest and give your mojo a serious boost! That’s why we have prizes!!! We’ll choose three winners at random from the comments on all blogs in the hop. Then from those three we’ll randomly pick a GRAND PRIZE winner! Two of the winners will receive Stampendous PenPattern Petal and PenPattern Flutter cling stamps, just like you’ll see on Kristine Reynolds amazing ATB sample. They’ll also receive enough pre-cut, premium matboard from Sizzix to make two boxes of your own, plus some extra pieces for fiddly bits! The Grand Prize winner will receive the stamps as above, a whole package of matboard, AND the Sizzix die to cut your own ATB boxes! Uh, WOW! If that weren’t enough, eligibility for these amazing prize packages has expanded to include our international fans too!
Here is what you could win!
Here is my project
1. Stampendous had an opportunity to meet Eileen as she traveled around the country teaching classes in her vintage trailer, Scotty. She stopped by Stampendous, and they decided a collaboration was in order. She let us have a trading block die and each Stampendous designer received enough premium matboard (Thanks, Sizzix!!) to create two blocks for our January Catalog. Talk about being shoved “out of the box”! So I sponged the edges of the diecut matboard with Pearlescent Orchid Brilliance and assembled the block.
2. I then cut paper I had painted with the Creative Palette and DecoArts paint, then cut it into 3" squares once dry.
3. One piece was glued to the back side of the ATB, then purple ribbon was tied around the block with the bow over the painted paper.
4. The other panels were then glued over the ribbon using Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry.
5. The three houses from the Family Home Perfectly Clear Set were stamped onto Mixed Media White Paper with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Prisma pencils, then cut out. (Tuesday Tip and Trick- when coloring with pencils layer colors for example pink under purple, yellow under orange, light pink under darker think. When you are done go over you work with a "blender pencil." They are clear but do an amazing job at blending your colors and making them more vibrant. All different brands are available and the one I currently have is Lyra Rembrandt-Splender. You can pick them up in the artist section of your local craft store like Michael's, Hobby Lobby...)
6. Glue the houses to the ATB, stamp saying from the Family Home set with Victorian Violet, cut out with the ticket die from the Build A Pop Up Die Set and glue to the ATB.
7. For the lid a heart was cut from white paper, rubbed with Versamark ink and embossed with Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel. Since this embossing enamel is so chunky, be sure to heat it from the bottom so it doesn't blow off. The saying is stamped on white paper that has been stamped with one of the Andy Skinner stamps from the Industrial set. Layer onto purple paper and pop up on the heart.