Its time for the Papertrey Blog Hop again and the challenge this time is to make something with a stamp set that either has not been inked, or has been gathering dust. I decided to use 'Its a Celebration' which I have only used the banners from before now. I decided to make a small decorative canvas for my dresser and chose a picture of my youngest son on his 21st birthday.
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I began by taking two 4 inch canvases and painting them with blue acrylic paint. When it dried, the colour was a little too bright, so I went over it with a thin wash of white paint to tone it down a little.
I then took spring rain card stock and stamped a background with Versamark using the solid and outline tiny star stamps from the Celebrations set. I did some more background (a little hard to see in the photo) using the bubbles stamp and Vintage Cream ink. I then layered up the backgrounds with some summer sunrise DP and inked the edges with creamy brown ink.
Before attaching the papers to the canvas I sandwiched some ribbon between them and the canvas to join the two canvases together. I chose the photo of my son (looking very handsome don't you think?) and printed it out at 2.25 x 2.5 inches. Then came the fun bits of stamping and cutting out all the embellishments. I stamped three cupcakes, all with different toppings and added cherries, which I put glossy accents on to mimic real cherries. I stamped and embossed the gift parcel with summer sunrise ink and over stamped the bubbles with blue ink. I love how with PTI, you can over stamp and get the positioning right because you can see what you are doing. I finished the gift off with a button and twine.
I then stamped the sentiments, put them on strips and added a minute star stamp to highlight each word. The stamp for 'birthday' has a blank where the 'i' should be and there are little candle and flame stamps to fill the gap. I liked these so much that I kept stamping them and used them on the other side of the canvas:-
I added one of the party hats on top of the photo and tied some ribbon around to finish it off. I think it looks good on my dresser and I hope he likes it.
Thanks for stopping by and I'm off to get a cup of tea before browsing the other blogs for inspiration.