Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"About a Girl" Featuring Faerie Song Art Stamps!

Project 2 of a "metal art" blog hop feature by Rubber Road Adventures and Faerie Song Art Stamps.
About a Girl
By Cindy Cade

Crafty Cruisers
Intermediate Stamping Team Designer

I have several different sized tins that hold smaller tins for storage. This is one of them. I think it made a lovely keepsake Christmas gift box for my little girl, don’t you? It was perfect for a necklace I made for her too.

FSVW-3BL Basket of Love (Faerie Song Art Stamps)
Classic Scalloped Rectangles Megabilities (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Dahlia Nestabilities (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Beige embossing silicone mat (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Memento tuxedo Black ink pad (Tsukineko)
Heat-It craft tool (Ranger Industries)
Stazon Blazing Red (Tsukineko)
Sharpie Markers
Galaxy Marker Milky Way White (American Crafts)
Matte Finish 1311 (Krylon)
Aluminum Pop Can
Metal (Hardware)
Xyron 850 Create a Sticker (Xyron)
Foam Tape
Paper fastener
Paper piercing tool


Clean your pop cans and carefully trim. Edges can be sharp! Flatten.

2. Stamp Faerie Song Art Stamps’ “Basket of Love” with black ink and heat set.

3. Color with Sharpie markers. Try to stay away from the black stamped lines as they can bleed.

4. Color white areas with Galaxy Milky Way White. Dry.

5. Seal with Krylon Matte Finish.
6. Cut with the second largest Megabilities scalloped rectangle. Run through again with silicone mat (per instructions) to emboss edge. Before removing from die, take your Sharpie marker and trace the inside of scalloped edge.

7. Bow: Cut three floral shapes using the second, third and fourth largest Dahlia shapes. Run through with grill metal and tan mat to emboss.

8. Add blue marker to bottom flower by rubbing color on your finger (or cosmetic sponge) and quickly spreading from center of flower to the outside petals.

9. Cut slits in between flower petals and roll back with pencil to give a bit of an under-curl. Pinch the tips of the largest flower.

10. Punch hole in centers (I used a paper piercing tool) and add a paper fastener.

11. Tin: Lay the grill metal over your tin and use as a stencil. Dab Stazon ink in the centers. Edge tin with Stazon masking as necessary and heat set.

12. Run stamped piece through Xyron and adhere to tin.

13. Attach bow with foam tape.
For more go to:
Etha's Fairies Tin
Judy's Decorative Clock
Peggie's Music Box
Visit Faerie Song Art Stamps to see their full line of wonderful stamps!
For all your die cutting needs (and more) check out Terryfictimes! Beverly is a doll of a vendor. :-)

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