For today's project, we'll be using a stamp set inspired by the colors and lushness of Pacific Island plant life. Polynesian Arbor is one of the newer Peg Stamp Sets recently released by Rubber Stamp Tapestry and this is the first time it's been featured in a project. I think you will enjoy stamping with these new stamps—and the resulting multi-layered card we're going to make!
Are you ready to do some stamping?
Rubber Stamp Tapestry Stamps Used in This Project -
Supplies Used in this Project -
Tombow MonoMultiTM Glue
1-inch Round Punch
Double-sided Foam Tape
Papers Used in this Project -
Burgundy Card Stock
White Card Stock
Pink Card Stock
Inks Used in this Project -
VersaCraftTM Ink – Peony Purple
VersaColorTM Inks –
Embellishments Used in This Project -
Gold Paint Pen
Sakura GlazeTM Pens – Pink, Burgundy, Green
Instructions for the Card Base -
MAKE THE PINK CARD BASE
Cut a piece of dark pink paper to measure 4.25 inches by 8.5 inches. Then fold it at the 5.25-inch mark. Use the opera pink ink pad to scuff the edges of the card base. Then set aside for now.
Here's a preview of the layers of the card.
We're going to work from the bottom layers of the card and work our way up. Focusing on the pink card base first, we'll stamp the green panel, then the pink panel.
STAMP THE GREEN PANEL
So cut a piece of white card stock to measure 4 inches by 5.25 inches.
Then take the green chalk and smudge a mottled pattern on the white paper and prepare to stamp.
Stamp the Happy Sprig Mini Peg Stamp in sage ink.
Then stamp the Happy Sprig Peg Stamp in evergreen ink.
Next, take the sage ink pad and scuff the edges of the panel.
Last, glue this panel to the inside of the pink card base. Set the resulting ensemble aside for now and prepare to stamp the pink panel.
STAMP THE PINK PANEL
Cut a piece of white card stock to measure 2.5 inches by 4 inches. Using pink chalk, make a mottled background for the stamped images.
Stamp the Fancy Four Petal Mini Peg Stamp in opera pink ink. Stamp a second time before re-inking for added dimension.
Stamp the same stamp again, this time in petal pink ink.
Then stamp the Happy Sprig Mini Peg Stamp in opera pink ink.
Next, stamp the Swirl Flower Tiny Peg Stamp in opera pink ink.
Next, stamp the Wide Leaf Tiny Peg Stamp in green tea ink.
Last, use the petal pink ink pad to scuff the edges of this panel.
Then locate the pink card base and glue this panel to the front flap. Set aside for now.
Instructions for the Folded Insert Panel -
MAKE THE BURGUNDY INSERT
Cut a piece of burgundy card stock to measure 3 inches by 8 inches.
Fold this paper down the center, at the four-inch mark.
Use the burgundy ink pad to scuff the edges of the burgundy paper. Set this piece aside for now.
Next, cut two pieces of white card stock to measure 2.75 inches by 3.75 inches. Take one of the pieces and prepare to stamp the feature panel (so-called because this is what you'll see when you open the card).
STAMP THE FEATURE PANEL of the Burgundy Insert
Stamping the feature panel is going to be easy because we're going to use the inks that are suggested on the package insert of the Polynesian Arbor Peg Stamp Set.
Stamp the Fancy Four Petal Mini Peg Stamp in peony purple ink. For added dimension, stamp a second time before re-inking.
Stamp the flower again, this time in opera pink ink.
Now stamp the Swirl Flower Tiny Peg Stamp in boysenberry ink.
Stamp the Wide Leaf Tiny Peg Stamp in green tea ink.
Stamp the Happy Sprig Mini Peg Stamp in olive ink.
Last, use the gold paint pen to make a gold edge around the stamped panel.
Last, take the burgundy card you made earlier and position it with the spine to the right. Glue the stamped panel to the inside, as shown in the photo below. Set the resulting ensemble aside for now.
MAKE THE SENTIMENT PANEL
Take the second piece of white card stock you cut earlier (2.75 inches by 3.75 inches) and prepare to make the sentiment panel.
Use pink chalk to make a mottled pink background.
Next, take the Dragonfly Big Tattered Jumbo Peg Stamp and petal pink ink and stamp a single dragonfly onto the chalked pink sentiment panel.
Then stamp this stamp again on a separate piece of white card stock, in petal pink again.
When the dragonfly dries, cut it out.
Then glue it to the sentiment panel, then set aside for now.
MAKE THE SENTIMENT MEDALLION
To make the sentiment medallion, take a piece of white card stock and stamp the “Especially FOR YOU” sentiment Mini Peg Stamp in black ink. When it's dry, use the 1-inch punch to punch it out.
Use the gold paint pen to make a gold edge around the sentiment. Set this piece aside for now.
Next, take the Dragonfly Big Wire Jumbo Peg Stamp and stamp a dragonfly onto a piece of white card stock, using black or charcoal ink.
After the ink dries, use the green and pink GlazeTM pens to color the dragonfly.
Cut the dragonfly out and set it aside for now.
Then take the sentiment panel and make a dotted border using the burgundy GlazeTM pen.
Glue the sentiment panel to the front of the burgundy insert card.
Now it's time to glue the sentiment medallion and the green dragonfly to the sentiment panel. Use some double-sided foam tape and attach the round sentiment medallion. Then fold the dragonfly slightly, down the middle, and glue it to the sentiment panel with its wings folded slightly up.
We're almost done! The next step of this project is to glue the burgundy insert card onto the card base.
Position the burgundy insert card with the spine to the right and glue it to the card base. Once the glue is dry, intertwine the flaps of the dark pink card base with the burgundy insert card to where the layers are staggered.
Add some glitter glue if you like. Once the glitter glue is dry, take a piece of ribbon and tie it around the left side of the card in a vertical position, which will hold the sentiment panel closed.
That's it! We're all finished!
I hope you enjoyed this week's project tutorial. I love this design because it's rich with detail, yet simple to make. I'm not sure where the design first originated but inspiration for our version of the card came from Beate Johns, via Pinterest:
Have a great couple of weeks until we meet again! And, as usual, happy stamping from Rubber Stamp Tapestry!
- Renee Lewis, Contributor