Sabelina CS-9604 is by far my favourite Perpetual Calender stamp set ever. I have used some from other companies but their size always let them down, The frame for the calender page measure 13cmx 15cm (5.118" x 5.905") and it is super easy to use.
I love this set and will be showing you quite a few goodies made with this stamp set. But for today I am sharing my Desktop Calender for 2014.
Card stock: Super Smooth White
Paper: My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus
Ink: Sabelina Iris (waterbased pigments ink)
Stamp Set: Sabelina CS-9604 and Sabelina ER-C23 for number outline
Other: Woodware Bookrings
I recycled some cardboard packaging to make this desktop calender. I cut the 2 covers at 16.5 cm x 18cm and rounded the corners and then 12 inserts at 15cm x 16.5cm and rounded these corners as well before covering both sides with the patterned papers.
I will do a tutorial on how to stamp these pages soon, so do come back.
I love Roses and just had to make this beautiful 3d rose to add dimension to some of my projects. I used slightly coloured card and waterbased pigment ink. Just remember to heat set it before you touch the flowers to prevent smodging or use a permanent ink if you prefer.
Sabelina Vintage ER-C6
Iris Inks by Sabelina
Aleene's Tacky Glue Fast Drying Glue pen
Card or paper of your choice
Use the ink of your choice to stamp the five petal flower three times and three leaves in the size of your choice. I like stamping a few extra leaves just in case.
I use Sabelina Stamp Cleaner spray and Cleaning pad at this stage to clean my stamps. Simply spray the liquid onto the stamps and rub them onto the cleaning pads to let the bristles remove any residual ink.
Cut the flowers and leaves out carefully and cut away extra little bits. On the first flower cut out a single petal and set both pieces aside and on the second flower cut out a two petal section leaving a three petal piece. So in total you will need five pieces to complete your rose.
Also cut the center out of the complete flower and small piece from the centre as shown in the photo. Distress the edges slightly to add definition. Now start shaping the flower and leaves as desired.
Curl the pieces to form a round shape, with stamp image on the inside, and use a strong and quick drying glue to stick petals together and mini peg or clips to hold in place until the glue is dry.Set aside to dry for about 30 minutes just to be sure the glue is perfectly set. Remove the peg and gently use your fingertips to start shaping the petal edges.
Assemble the layers to make the rose. I normally use my heat gun for this but you can also use silicone as it is more flexible but it does take longer to dry. Add the leaves to the bottom of your rose and then apply it to your project. Create as many roses as you require for your project. Finish by adding Stickels or glitter as desired.
I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did.
I created a simple background by stamping the flower repeatedly onto the satin coated card and used masking to create dimension. As the stamp is fairly detailed I kept it simple by using Black ink. The accent piece was created by stamping the flower in black using two different size stamps and then cutting it out. I then coated both flowers with Clear Graces ink (perfect of embossing) and coated it in embossing powder. Aster heat embossing the flowers I used vibrant Spectrum Noir pens to colour over the glitter by dabbing the colour on and letting the alcohol inks in these pens spread slightly to create a details look and finally added Stickles in the center. I then left it over night to dry before matting the backing paper onto black card and essembling the card.
Make this fabolous Three dimenional Rose embellishment with my step-by-step
I live in Britain so you may