Today's project features one of my all-time favorite Peg Stamp Sets from Rubber Stamp Tapestry, the Hummingbird Cafe. This set has five stamps, including the ever-popular open vine stamp and the finely detailed hummingbird stamp. It's the perfect set to celebrate the arrival of spring. Let's get started!
Stamps Used For This Project -
- Hummingbird Cafe Peg Stamp Set
- "Thank You" Mini Peg Stamp
Papers Used -
- Card Stock - Turquoise, White
- Designer Paper - Script, Blue Patterned
Inks - VersaColor™
- Split Pea
Other Materials and Supplies -
- Gelly Roll Stardust Pen
- Decorative Ribbon
INSTRUCTIONS for the Card Base -
Take the turquoise card stock and cut it to 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Fold it to make the card base. Then take a piece of the blue patterned designer paper and cut a piece that is 4-1/8 x 5-3/8 inches.
Next, take the Lapislazuli ink and scuff the edges of this paper. Glue this piece onto the card base you just made. Set aside for now.
INSTRUCTIONS for the Collage Elements -
Take the script designer paper and cut two pieces with the script going horizontal across the page. Make one piece 1-1/8 x 3-1/4 inches. Make the other piece 7/8 x 5-5/16 inches.
Using the Split Pea ink, scuff the edges of both of these pieces. Then glue each of these pieces to a slightly larger piece of turquoise card stock and trim away the excess, leaving a thin edge of turquoise card stock behind the script designer paper. Set aside for now.
The centerpiece is next. Take a scrap of white card stock and cut a piece that is 2-1/8 x 3-1/8 inches.
Stamp the Leaves in Green Tea ink. Stamp once, then stamp again before re-inking.
Next, stamp the Flower in Lapislazuli ink.
Stamp the Flower again, this time with Orange/Raspberry ink:
Ink the stamp with Orange ink and then tap the tips of the Flower petals with Raspberry ink. Stamp a couple of Flowers onto the centerpiece.
Next, stamp the Flower again, this time with Split Pea ink.
Stamp the Sprig with Black ink.
Stamp the Hummingbird with Black ink.
Take the Gelly Roll Stardust pen and color in the leaves on the Sprigs.
Take the Split Pea ink and smudge the edges of the centerpiece. Then make a dotted pattern around the edge of the centerpiece with the Gelly Roll pen. Set this piece aside for now.
INSTRUCTIONS for the Sentiment Medallion -
Cut a piece of white card stock 5/8 x 1-5/8 inches. Using Split Pea ink, stamp the Sprig in several places toward the ends of this paper.
Scuff the edges of this little piece of paper with Split Pea ink. Then glue the paper onto a scrap of turquoise card stock and trim away the excess, leaving a thin turquoise border. Set aside for now.
On another small piece of white card stock, stamp the "Thank You" stamp in Black ink. Trim this piece to 5/8 x 7/8 inch. Smudge the edges with Split Pea ink and edge with the turquoise card stock like in the previous step.
Set aside for now. Glue the "Thank You" medallion to the longer piece of paper intended for the sentiment medallion.
On white card stock, stamp some Flowers and Leaves to cut out and glue behind the sentiment medallion:
Stamp the Flower in Cyan ink, stamping a second time without re-inking. Repeat this step.
Stamp two more flowers in Orange/Raspberry inks.
Next stamp two Leaves in Green Tea ink.
Cut out all of these stamped images and glue to the back of the longer strip you made earlier. Hold and press this medallion piece around a Mini Peg Stamp to give it a round shape.
Set aside for now; this will be the last collage element you glue down.
INSTRUCTIONS for Assembling the Card -
Take the tall piece of turquoise-backed script paper and glue it to the card base first. Then glue down the smaller piece of script paper. Glue down the centerpiece next. Then glue down the sentiment medallion, keeping the rounded shape you formed in an earlier step.
Last, tie a bow in the ribbon and glue it to the card and you're finished!
I hope you enjoyed this week's tutorial project using one of my favorite classic Peg Stamp Sets from Rubber Stamp Tapestry. Have a great couple of weeks until we meet again.
And as always, Happy Stamping from Rubber Stamp Tapestry!
Renee Britt Lewis, Contributing Writer