Thursday, October 29, 2020

Tweet Tweet...Nevermore!

Awhile back I created a card using the fabulous JOFY #15 Cling Rubber Stamp Set set by PaperArtsy. My friend Laura saw the card and thought that the little crazy birds would look great inside the cages of the Uncaged Raven Rubber Stamp by Stampendous!®

Here's the card.

Products Used:
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers: Y35, Y38, B24, E43, N6, N7, W3
Mini Slate Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz® for Stampers Anonymous
Old Paper, Pumice Stone, Gathered Twigs, Black Soot Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Essential Speech Bubbles Die-namics Die Set by My Favorite Things
STAY-tion by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Industries
Stamping Platform
Removable ID Labels by Avery®
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig® Stamp Positioner by EK Success, which is now owned by someone else
Grey cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
White Gelly Roll® Gel Pen by Sakura
Red Stardust® Glitter Pen by Sakura

  1. Cut a piece of grey cardstock to 8.5" x 5.5". Set one half aside for another use.
  2. Score at 4.25" and fold to form an A2 card.
  3. Place a piece of mixed media paper onto the base of the stamping platform and secure with magnets.
  4. Place the Uncaged Raven stamp face down onto the white cardstock and press the lid of the stamping platform onto the stamp.
  5. Lift the lid, ink the stamp with Memento ink, and stamp onto cardstock.
  6. Slip a piece of label paper onto the platform and stamp a second time, making sure that you get a good impression of the raven.
  7. Fussy-cut the label paper raven and place atop its counterpart on the image panel.
  8. Remove the stamp from platform and clean.
  9. Position the tiniest bird facedown onto one of the two cages of the stamped image and press the lid into the back of the stamp.
  10. Lift the lid, ink the stamp with Memento ink, and stamp.
  11. Remove the stamp and clean thoroughly.
  12. Position the same bird as desired onto the other cage of the stamped image and press the lid into the back of the stamp.
  13. Repeat Steps #8 and #9.
  14. Mount the little bird stamp onto a clear stamping block and stamp twice onto labels to create masks. 
  15. Fussy-cut both birds and place the masks over their counterparts.
  16. Remove the image panel from the stamping platform.
  17. Secure the image panel onto the STAY-tion with magnets.
  18. Place the STAY-tion ruler horizontally across the image panel towards the bottom of the image panel.
  19. Lightly sponge or brush Gathered Twigs Distress ink over the bottom part of the image panel.
  20. Flip the ruler so that it's now covering the bottom (inked) part of the image panel.
  21. Sponge or brush Old Paper Distress ink over the image panel.
  22. Place the Mini Slate Layering Stencil over the image panel and secure with magnets.*
  23. Sponge or brush Pumice Stone Distress ink over the stencil onto the image panel.
  24. Remove the image panel from the STAY-tion.
  25. Color all three birds with Copic markers.
  26. Add white dots to the yellow birds' eyes with the gel pen.
  27. Use the red glitter pen to make the raven's eye red.
  28. Use the Stamp-a-Ma-Jig positioner to stamp "Tweet Tweet" from the JOFY set three times using Jet Black Archival ink.
  29. Trim the image panel to 4" x 5.25" and edge with Black Soot Distress ink.
  30. Sponge/brush some Black Soot Distress ink around to make the scene look eerie.
  31. Look futilely through your entire stamp collection, stickers, and rub-ons for the word "Nevermore". 
  32. Computer generate the word "Nevermore", but not in the typeface you wanted because apparently your not-so-new computer and/or version of PhotoElements doesn't have that font. 
  33. Use the smallest die from the Essential Speech Bubbles Die-namics Die set to cut out the word.
  34. Realize the word and die-cut are too big and trim slightly.
  35. Color the word with Copic markers.
  36. Adhere the image panel to the grey card.
  37. Adhere the sentiment to finish the card.
*I didn't secure the stencil to the image panel with magnets and therefore my stenciling is a bit wonkier than I'd like. Bummer.

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