Happy Monday morning! It's day one of the Gina K Designs previews and today I am sharing a peek at Melanine Muenchinger's newest stamp set, Sporty Accessories. You're going to love all the wonderful sports themed images in this set. It is perfect for kids, teens and any sports enthusiast. It is a fantastic stand alone set, but it also coordinates beautifully with Melanie's "tee" sets, particularly Just So Sporty.
My nephew is about to graduate from high school, so I decided to use the locker to make a pocket card/money holder for him. You can see all the details on how I made this card below.
Be sure to check out what the rest of the team has created using Sporty Accessories and don't forget to start at Gina's blog for a chance to win a set! And be sure to check back each day this week as we preview all the new stamp sets, the new stampTV kit, new digital papers, Pure Luxury Cardstock in two new colors and new Vivid ink that Gina will be carrying in her store.
Melissa Shultz (aka Javagirl on SCS) our In the Spotlight Designer for this month.
And now a few details...
I started by placing the plastic sheet from my Stamp-a-ma-jig against the corner of the Stamp-a-ma-jig(SAMJ). Then, with the locker stamp on my acrylic block, I stamped the image on the plastic sheet, using the SAMJ as a guide.
Next, I stamped the locker once, on a piece of Pure Luxury White cardstock. Then I placed the plastic sheet over my cardstock and lined it up so that the locker on both pieces lined up right next to each other. Holding my plastic sheet in place, I moved the SAMJ piece so that it fit around the corner of the plastic sheet.
Then I removed the sheet, leaving the SAMJ in place, being careful not to move the cardstock. Then stamped the image, using the SAMJ as a guide.
As you can see, using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, made it easy to get both lockers lined up perfectly.
I repeated the process with the Stamp-a-ma-jig two more times to create a neat row of lockers.
Used a craft knife to cut around the door of the second locker from the left, leaving it attached on the right side.
I used Copic markers to add a bit of dimension to the lockers. (N3, N5 and C1). Then I added a bit of graffiti to the lockers using a black marker. Then I attached the lockers to a piece of black cardstock, being careful to use adhesive only around the edges of the lockers, so my slider piece can slide in easily later.
For the slider portion, I cut of piece of Pure Luxury white cardstock and a piece of the new Pure Luxury Rocket Red textured cardstock (to be released this Thursday!), slightly larger than the white. I stamped a sentiment from Tag Lines, a bit off center to the right.
Then I used my Stampin' Up slot punch to create an opening to place the money in. I punched once, then lined the punch up with the previous cut and punched again. I repeated this process until I had a large enough opening. You could use a craft knife to create an opening if you don't have a punch like this one.
I stamped some of the sports images and colored them with Copics, then cut out the images. I used W1, W3, R24, R27, N3 and N5 on the shoes and tennis racket.
For the baseball glove, I used E31, E33, E35 and E37. For the soccer ball (not pictured) I used C3 and C1).
Next, I assembled the pieces for the slider insert. When adhering the top piece over the Rocket Red layer, I was careful to keep the adhesive only around the very outer edges, so the I could slide money inside later. Then I placed all the cut out images along the left side.
And here it is with some money in place. I just folded my bill into fourths and slid it in. Having the opening toward the bottom, and just having it peak out, leaves me room to write in a little personal greeting.
And here you can see it fits by sliding into the locker that I cut earlier. I added another layer of the Rocket Red textured cardstock behind the black piece.
That was a long one! Thanks for sticking with me. I'll be back again tomorrow with another peek. Have a happy day!