Thursday, September 27, 2007

World Cardmaking Day Challenge - Fun With Your Stamp Positioner

Hi! Welcome to the 3pm-6pm World Cardmaking Day Challenge with justjohanna rubber stamps. I'm so glad you stopped by. Your challenge will be to do something different with your stamp positioner. More details at the end of the post. This sample project will be a very simple card using the following supplies:
You don't have to use these exact supplies, but wouldn't you just love to have them? I mean how cute is that Desmond Squeaker bird stamp? There are two of them for this project, the right-facing one and the left-facing one. Also a sentiment stamp. I see here that I've pictured the "Let's Do Lunch" sentiment, but ending up using the "Thinking of You" sentiment. Oh well, you see it really doesn't matter. I chose two 6x6 sheets of coordinating cardstock and the Red Satin Versafine ink. Also, I used my big purple scallop punch as well. Did you notice there is a chocolate bar in the supplies? That is ESSENTIAL to making this project. lol
Ok, so on to the instructions.
Using the stamp positioner, stamp Desmond Squeaker Bird Right on the clear plastic sheet of the stamp positioner. Gee my clear sheet is a little dirty. Shame on me.
Position the clear sheet and the stamp positioner over the bottom left corner of the cardstock and stamp Desmond there. Open the chocolate bar wrapper and take the candy out.
Position the stamp positioner so that Desmond's feet are positioned on the back of the previously stamped Desmond bird. Remove the plastic and stamp Desmond again.
Continue stacking your Squeaker birds on top of each other until you have a whole stack of them. Take a little bite of chocolate. You need it for concentration for this next part.
Turn your paper around 180 degrees (that means turn it upside down) and position the stamp positioner so that Desmond fits between the other Desmond's. I love Desmond.
Do as you did on the first stack of Squeaker birds and stack them up making sure you position them exactly the same way each time. Whew! That was hard work. Take another bite of chocolate!
Here we go again.... Turn your paper upside-down again and start putting Desmonds on top of each other, making another big stack. Just like this:
Are you having fun yet? I hope so. We are making a cool design with Squeaker birds. You don't have to use birds. Think of all the different stamps you have that you can try this with. Don't forget to eat another bite of chocolate.
I cut this piece of cardstock into a 1.75" wide by 5.25" tall strip and adhered it to a 4" x 5.25" background piece (stripes).
I punched out the green scallop with the pink punch and the dark red scallop circle with the purple punch. I stamped the sentiment on the green circle.
I used the stamp positioner again and stamped Desmond on top of the sentiment and then again on a scrap of the striped cardstock.
Cut out the bird from the striped cardstock. You don't need to cut out his feet or the curly-cues on his head. Put adhesive on the back of this cut-out bird and put it on top of the stamped image on the green scallop. Don't forget to eat some chocolate. You've been working so hard! Adhere the green scallop to the red scallop. Right here I cut a thin strip of the dark red cardstock and adhered it next to the green piece with all the Squeaker Birds on it. See it there? Ok, so now adhere the scallops to the front of the card. I adhered the card front to a 4.25" x 5.5" card.
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Here are few more cards I made using my stamp positioner. You can do all kinds of things with it. This one is the justjohanna peacock crown arranged in a circle.

Here is Calvin the snail (justjohanna) in a circle. Isn't it fun what designs come out of playing with just one stamp?

This next card is Debbie's flower. I designed it for justjohanna. I also designed Calvin up there, too. Can you see how I used the same stamp over and over? You have to play with your stamps a little bit before you get the spacing just right, but that's part of the fun!

This card is done using Michelle right for the center of the design and the Swirly Tail in between. I think it gives in an Asian feel.

This last card is done with the Grande Teacup arranged with for teacups in the center (which I've colored in yellows and oranges with Prismas) and then I positioned the green teacups around the outside of the center ones.

I hope I have inspired you to try something different with your stamp positioner. Your challenge is to use a stamp positioner and create something new with just one stamp. You can make a background or you can create a design for the front of your card.

Make sure you post a comment to this post with a link to your creation on your blog or your gallery. I will be choosing a winner for this challenge. I hope you win! Click HERE to see what World Cardmaking Day is all about in the world of justjohanna. Did you know there is a $250 shopping spree on the justjohanna site as the Grand Prize? Yowza! What're you waiting for? You can't win if you don't make a card. Have fun. Don't forget to share your creation!


Cathrine StClair said...

Wow! Cool cards - and I thought stamp positioners were only for lining up hats!

Zarah said...

WOW! I NEVER thought of doing that! (Not the chocolate bit. That part seems familiar...! *grins*)

Sarah said...

These cards are just WOW!!! I especially love the teacup card. So gorgeous!

Kathi Rerek said...

Those cards are all totally amazing. Great work.

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Emilia said...

I love my postioner and your challenge!

Here is mine!

Me and tea

Marnie said...

These are amazing they're just like keleidescopes!

Godelieve said...

Excellent tutorial, and I love your samples!

Heather Grow said...

I LOVE your bird card. Well, I only have the chocolate that is posted in your supply picture so I will just have to eat some chocolate and enjoy your newest card.

Godelieve said...

I finished my card :)
Happy birdie to you

Jennifer said...

Debbie, you are the queen of the positioner! I love each one of these cards and what a great demonstration/tutorial. As always, your work is stellar!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

I have an entry for your challenge:

Philippa said...

WOW! I am putting a stamp postitioner on my wishlist right now! I love what you did with Desmond!

Eleanor said...

Love your tutorial with the stamp positioner. I was wondering why you had the chocolate bar in the picture. Too funny!

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Clear Card said...

I really like your tutorial and their are huge list of fabulous cards.Thanks for sharing your work with us. Keep up the great work.