I have to admit, I love cutting out stamped images. You see it a lot on my projects.
Recently I wanted to work with this Traditional Pumpkin but make it look layered with fun papers. This is what I came up with.
- Stamp the pumpkin four times on three pattern papers. Use the same paper for the very front piece as you do for the very back piece. The pumpkin image is very easy to cut out. It has simple curved lines without much detail.
- Cut around the entire pumpkin for the back piece. Next cut second piece in the next inside lines. Third, cut the very center small piece.
- Once the papers are cut, edge them with a bit of Walnut Stain Distress ink using a Tim Holtz foam applicator.
- Assemble an ATC with papers and additional stamping. Stamp the pumpkin onto the ATC to capture the vine.
- Affix the bottom piece of the pumpkin using the stamped image on the ATC as a guide.
- Cut pieces of thin foam mount tape and place them on the back of the next layer of pumpkin.
TIP: Cut pieces of foam tape small enough to allow room at the top and the bottom of the pumpkin piece for gluing flat to each layer. (See image 2)
- Affix the last piece of pumpkin onto the project with foam tape and glue at the top and bottom.
Create depth for this great Silly bat all in one piece.
Gently bend the cut out bat to create valleys and mountains. Lift the mountain areas with foam tape and glue the valley areas with Glossy accents or a Glue Dot.
It's simple and yet very visually effective!
Use fine tip scissors for cutting out small images.
Use a combination of foam mount tape and glue to create depth and dimension.
Traditional Pumpkin (F5270) Silly Bat (G5248)