Thursday, 29 December 2016

Tie Dyed & Custom Tee

Hello, Crafters.

Yesterday I spent time in my studio re-arranging my stamp sets! I moved the Christmas sets out, excluding Seasonal Bells, and brought in all the new sets. 

The second stamp set from the Spring catalogue I wanted to use was the Tie Dyed (see photograph 6) which co-ordinates brilliantly with the Custom Tee Stamp Set (see photograph 7).

Tie Dyed is a two-step stamp set and contains a total of eight stamps. As soon as I first saw this stamp set, I've wanted to stamp the two background stamps, one on top of the other, in two co-ordinating colours and then stamp a t-shirt design on it! I chose to use Tip Tip Taupe Ink as the first colour and then Soft Sky Ink. 

I stamped the masculine short sleeved t-shirt from the Custom Tee Stamp set onto my design and cut it out by hand. I do have the T-shirt Builder Framelits Dies but I didn't want any excess edge, and as the shape is straight forward, I decided it'd be really easy to cut by hand.

The T-shirt looks as if I've just stamped it straight onto a piece of patterned paper rather than having stamped the background design myself. 

There are several stamps in this set that can be used to decorate the T-shirt with. To help me decide which one to use, I thought who was the next male in my family to have a birthday. As it's my grandson Jack's birthday in March, it was an easy decision "One in a Million". I then stamped Birthday Boy onto a piece of my leftover deisgn and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch.

To put my card together, I adhered a Whisper White Cardstock (CS) layer to a Tip Top Taupe CS card base, and adhered a top layer of the Soft Sky stripe design from the Subtles Collection Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack.

I die cut the t-shirt image using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, and layered it on to a Scalloped circle die cut from the Layered Circle Framelits Dies. 

This was then adhered onto the card front. The sentiment was adhered to a narrow piece of Whisper White CS and I cut the ends off parallell to the ends of the punched shape. I then adhered this to a wider piece of of Tip Top Taupe CS, which I adhered  on the card front. 

Please note that if you're in the European Market, if you buy these two stamp sets, you'll earn a free Sale-a-bration gift! 

That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


Products & Measurements

Tip Top Taupe A4 Cardstock #138343 – 8¼” x 5¾” (21cm x 14.5cm); 2 3/8" x 5/8" (9.1cm x 1.3cm)
Whisper White A4 Cardstock #106549 – 4” x 5 5/8” (10.25cm x 14.25cm); 2 3/4" x 2" (7cm x 5cm); 2 1/4" x 1/2" (8.8cm x 1cm)
Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack #138437 – 3 7/8” x 5½” (10cm x 14cm) 
Archival Basic Black Ink Pad #140931; Refill #140928 
Soft Sky Ink Pad #131181; Refill # 131161 
Tip Top Taupe Ink Pad #138325; Refill #138330
*Tie Dyed Photopolymer Stamp Set #143008
*Custom Tee #142916 (Available as a bundle – check it out on page 30 of the Spring Catalogue) 
Layering Circles Framelits # 141705 – scalloped no. 8
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies #145372 – no. 4
Classic Label Punch #141491 
Tombow #110755
*Available from 4th January 2017 from the Spring Catalogue

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