Saturday, November 26, 2011

Week #8 of Inspired Christmas Creations: RANDOM STAMPED PATTERNED PAPER TUTORIAL & giveaway!!

Hello friends!
I am posting this Saturday so I'm giving you an EXTRA day to get your comments in here and/or on facebook to be entered in our $15 gift certificate to our online store www.inspiredstamps.com.  Just post a comment to this post by Tuesday noon ET and you'll be automatically entered!!  Remember:  If you refer someone here to share our giveaway with them and they win and mentioned that you sent them in their post, you'll BOTH win!!   We APPRECIATE your referrals!!

Thanks so much to all the wonderful Guest Designers last week!!  Our birthday month was made so much more Inspired by your beautiful creations!!   Occasionally we look to our customers to Guest Design for us so make sure you share what YOU create with Inspired Stamps on our Facebook page or here on our contests so we can see what you've done!!

TODAY I am sharing a Random Stamped Tutorial on creating your own beautiful wrapping papers and patterned papers for card-making and scrapbooking.   You will need inks; a large, medium, and small stamp; and plain paper (we used the brown packaging paper that comes on the large rolls which is intended to use to ship packages...I love Kraft paper and it's a thicker version!!).  I also used Spica markers from Copic and a stipple brush.

Step one:  I chose a large, medium, and small stamp from the ME AND MY HOUSE Inspired Stamps set:
Remember to work in a TRIANGLE fashion when 'random' stamping:  You will also want to get some images that stamp 'off' the paper:
I always start with the LARGE image.  Below I cut out 2 different size triangles so you could see better what I mean when I say to remember triangles.  You want to be stamping to make a triangle each time you place the stamp down:

After you have all the LARGE stamps down, stamp with your MEDIUM sized stamp, again thinking TRIANGLE:
You will have MORE of the smaller stamps than you do of the larger one.
I like to use white pigment ink on Kraft and these solid small churches fit perfectly as the SMALL stamp.   continue stamping until it looks good to you:
Don't worry about smudges (see the one I did for you by the church; you can use a white pen at the end to make a 'snowflake' to cover it---someone once said 'A mistake is an opportunity to embellish'...I live by it!!)

Here it is with the Spica blue colored in the church and snow was added with the Signo pen.

Here's a close up so you get a better idea bout the Spica colors...love them!  Wait to add the Signo White until your blue has a chance to dry or you'll get the blue snow like I did above.
If you have too much 'blank space' you can either add another image or my favorite is to stipple brush some color on:
Here's the finished piece and here it is wrapped on a present with a bow I got from Hobby Lobby:

Here's another one I did for you with FRUITFUL FLOURISHES and HIS LITTLE ONES: PRAYING GIRL:
I LOVE the Fruitful Flourishes set...swirls and phrases really add a lot to random stamping!!
Here this is wrapped up:

Leave your comment below to be entered into the giveaway!  I'll have my next post Tuesday to announce the winner, as we start SNEAK PEEK WEEK of our next NEW RELEASES TUESDAY....our release date is on Friday, December 2nd at noon!!

Thanks so much for visiting us today!
Be the Blessing,
~Antoinette
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21 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for this tutorial. I love the patterns you made on the paper.

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  2. What a stunning idea! Great tutorial!

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  3. Great tutorial, Antoinette! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  4. What a neat idea! Thank you for the tutorial, too!

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  5. I would have never thought of doing this. Some of my favorite wrapping paper in the past was brown paper with gingerbread on it and this reminds me so much of that. I can't wait to get some paper to try this with!

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  6. Thank you for the awesome tutorial! So much info I hadn't thought about before!!

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  7. Very pretty--thanks for the triangle tip.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  8. What a wonderful idea!! Love the tip using triangles to stamp the images. Your presents look beautiful!! Thanks for sharing, Antoinette.

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  9. Very clever idea. Going to have to try it this year:)))
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  10. your paper is so cute, antie! great tut!

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  11. More stamps! You are on a creative tear, Antoinette. I'd barely have time to stamp up my Christmas packages.

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  12. This is a great idea. Very nice. Looks great.

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  13. Enjoyed your gift wrap tutorial, Antoinette! I wondered what to do with the tiny solid church stamp that came with "Me & My House"! Lovely!

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  14. Thank you for your tutorial, Antoinette! Beautiful work. ;)

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  15. love to tutorial and the paper is great!!

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  16. Thanks for the tutorial. These turned out great.

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  17. What a neat idea! I would be able to do this and use my favorite stamps and colors. I love this!

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  18. Great idea. I bet it would work on envelopes for our Christmas cards. Awesome!

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  19. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial! You are so talented and a super inspiration. Love your stamps and really appreciate this chance to win a gift certificate to your awesome store!

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