Sunday, April 21, 2013

Julie Nutting and Prima Lifetime Tag

Have you picked up the new Julie Nutting collage couture stamps?  When they arrived in the Flying Unicorn Store I couldn't wait to get my hands on them!

The scraps from my April Kit, Whispers of Spring, were perfect for these stamps - between the Bo Bunny C'est La Vie and Prima Lifetime papers it was easy to make the girl's skin, hair and dress, as well as the tag itself (I traced the packaging from the stamp onto one of the 6X12 Studio 75 papers from the kit).  For the background of the tag I used various Prima and Kaisercraft background stamps, a Prima Chalk Ink Edger.

The paper piecing is easy.  Start by stamping your image onto thick cardstock; this will act as your base.  Fussy cut it out.  Then stamp the image (or portions thereof) onto patterned paper, fussy cut and adhere to the base (I like Glossy Accents for this).  To create layers for the hair, I cut two copies of the hair, and cut the topmost layer into individual strands, leaving the ends unglued.  I colored the shirt and shoes with Copic markers, and added Glossy Accents to the shoes for the illusion of patent leather.

The flowers are fussy cut from one of the papers, topped with Prima roses and coated in gold Pearl-Ex powder from the kit.  The Prima laser cut wooden butterfly and bird are coated in gesso and stamped with a script stamp.

I can't wait to play with these stamps some more!


Jackie Plank said...

I love it!!!

Kelly Foster said...

This is so pretty, Jackie! I have been having fun with those stamps, too, love them!