I cannot tell you how delighted I was on Christmas Day to be told that my youngest daughter and her lovely partner got engaged to be married. They are just the loveliest couple and I wish them all the happiness in the world. So of course I had to make them a little personalised keepsake for the occasion and here it is. I will explain very quickly how to make a personalised gift using a combination of the fabulous, fun, Family & Friends Stamp Set and the fantastic Alphabet Labeler Stamp Set. I’ve created a Handy Product List for you at the bottom of the post.
Family & Friends Stamp Set:
You’ve got to check out this little stamp set. As it’s so versatile and so much fun, I just know it is going to be one of my favourites and definitely a ‘keeper’.
Just look at all the combinations of body types, hairstyles and faces you’ve got to play with! The amazing thing is that I can easily identify some of my family and friends just from these images lol. Who do you recognise?
I’ve even tweaked how I ink some of the stamps to come up with more personalised images, for example; to create a bald head or to create a winter hat. Your creativity will run riot with this set 🙂
How To Make A Personalised Gift:
This project is so easy to make. Simply purchase the photo frame of your choice, (mine is approx 9″ x 7″ and my artwork panel inside is approx 5″ x 3-1/2).
- Create the sentiment and personalisation by using the fantastic Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set with black ink. Make sure you have it in your stash as it’s one you will use time and again.
- Using my Old Olive Inkpad, I lightly sponged some ink to create a grassy coloured area on some Whisper White Cardstock.
- The masculine figure is stamped centre/left in black. Firstly, I stamped the body, then the beard. To create the required bald head, I used one of the masculine hair stamps, and using a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, I added the ink to the ‘top’ of the stamp, thereby keeping only the top of the head and not the fringe.
- The feminine figure is stamped likewise to centre/right, body first then hair, then eyes/nose/mouth. I should point out that I neglected to add her chin/lower face here but I don’t think it’s too noticeable. 🙁 Oops!
- Then I stamped the little cat on the left hand side and used the mirror image technique (see below short video for example of technique) to create the cat on the right hand side.
- The masculine/feminine faces were coloured using the Ivory Stampin’ Blends Marker. It’s a great colour for fair skin tone. All other colouring was done with the standard Stampin’ Write Markers. I used Night of Navy for the trousers, Powder Pink for the T-Shirt and Berry Burst for the dress.
- Simply mount the artwork piece on a contrasting mat of cardstock and it’s ready to slip in to the photo frame. I used a Basic Black Cardstock mat to coordinate with the Basic Black ink personalisation.
Mirror Image Technique – short video example
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Handy Product List:
Until next time!