This week is a super fun & hot one at 2 Sketches 4 You. Not only is it our 2 Year Anniversary *yay* but we have two fun sponsors that are helping us celebrate! WPlus9 has the most adorable stamps. I worked with the Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions set which comes with a variety of foliage, birds and a butterfly :)
I am also excited to bring to you for the very first time a product that I saw at CHA that rocked my world:
I love so many things about this stampers positioner tool including the large surface (I am a scrapbooker too), the non-slip positioners and how super easy it is to achieve very professional results! Following is a small tutorial of my card for this week using WPlus9 Stamps and Cathie Allen's Position-it
Cathie Allen's Position-it Tutorial
The Position-it comes with a large grid surface that allows you to perfectly align your paper and stamp in the exact same place over and over again. The 'non-slip' main positioner is secured with removable pegs which allows you to snugly fit your stamper in position without moving. The non-slip sub-positioner allows you to perfectly align your wood and cling mount stamps on your paper and work over larger areas - even 12x12 scrapbook pages. Once I stamped my image on my paper I stamped the same image on the clear acetate sheet and placed it in position over the area that I wanted to stamp. To achieve the darker shades of green I simply stamped the same image over and over again without smudging or creating double-vision images.
To achieve a stamped image with an outline I used two WPlus9 stamps. I first stamped the solid leaf in green. Line your paper up on the Position-it grid. Using the clear acetate square, stamp the outlined image and line it up over the solid image. Secure paper against the main positioner with the sub-positioner and stamp the outline image over the solid image..
There are so may fun techniques to try with your Position-it including stamping on dark paper, stamping perfectly aligned backgrounds & borders and filling in color. Next week I will bring you another tutorial showcasing a different technique so stay tuned :) Don't forget to check out the sketch and Design Team's cards at 2 Sketches 4 You . Each Designer also has a tutorial on their blogs!
Have a fantastic Monday