Wednesday, August 20, 2014

How to stamp on fabric–quick & handmade personalized gifts


How to stamp on fabric

Stamp: Magnolia Tilda Zodiac “Gemini:

any kind of white cotton fabric, Copic’s, iron, Memento 0.05 Multiliner, stamps, Versa Craft” by TSUKINEKO or Palette ink pad
when I first saw the cute new Magnolia Zodiac Collection I thought of ways how to use those cute images. The simple girl –T-shirt is based on the idea that you could create each family member or child or your grandchild a personalized gift based on the month the person is born. Some selected Zodiac stamps are now on sale at Sir Stampalot

Step 1: First wash the fabric, you want to remove any chemicals the fabricator applied. This will keep your inks vibrant after you wash your items again.

Step 2: give the fabric a quick iron to smooth any wrinkles.

Step 3: slide the cutting plate of your Sizzix Die cut machine between fabric layers to avoid inks bleeding through as your stamp and color

Step 4: Ink your stamp with “Versa Craft” by TSUKINEKO and transfer your image onto the fabric. Keep the stamp a few seconds longer on the surface than you would normally do when stamping onto paper, so the ink has time to transfer to the fibers.

Step 5: After you lift the stamp off, you may see lines that have not stamped quite as nicely, don’t worry you can fix them all with your thin Memento Multiliner. Just carefully trace any missing lines back in.

Step 6: Heat set the ink with your iron

Step 7: you are ready to color the image in with your Copics. If you color with Copics on fabric its not quite the same as coloring onto paper. Blending colors is not easy, that’s why I would suggest keeping your shades of colors as close as possible and also start first out by choosing a very light color, as it will show much darker on your fabric than it does on your paper. When you apply color, start from the center of the image in a dotting motion and see how the ink spreads. If you go too close to the lines the ink will spread quickly over the line. So just carefully work your way from the inside out, closer to the edges. You can iron in between layers to prevent spreading ink. However I did not find that necessary.

Step 8: Iron your fabric one last time.


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Friday, August 1, 2014

Big Big Hugs

Hei there..

back from our family VACAY… got crazy here before we left.. one day we have had a couple of Tornados passing over our area and several power lines came down.  So we were without power for 4 days.


Here is a little card I have made a few weeks ago. Geez, I made things for the Christmas DooHickey magazine ( free with your purchase of the DooHickey set) and I feel I am totally out of the loop after our trip.


These are the supplies I used:
Tilda with Leo
Doo Hickey dies: Cloud,swirly butterfly, Tildas tag, fern, heart swirl, So Lovely, Pin Wheel,
shape of card: go Kreate, Tim Holtz Butterfly edge
Papers: Maja
I didn’t use Frantage on the edges – I tried to fake the look with Gold, Platinum, white and Start Dust Stickles
The word hugs is spelled out with a mini Alphabet set from Joann ($1 dollar bin)


PS: sorry for the “wonky” picture I played with some free features over on Picmonkey… I think those little dots are bit weird on Tildas face lol.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Ballerina Dance Squad

Hi there happy Sunday to all of you.

I would like to share with you today the card I made for my mothers 70 birthday. It’s the first time I made a pop up card. wow! all those years of crafting and never came around it. I picked for the card 3 coordinating Tildas. The girls came out in different collections. You can see some slight changes in how Pauline drew the shape of the faces. I really enjoy seeing how the images evolve and change. Lately the eyes became much bigger, so we can add those tiny white dots. cute! However I really do like her VERY old images a lot too.


To decorate the front I used:
Tilda Ballerina with ballet shoes
Dies: Doo Hickey Castle, Spellbinder oval, Doo Hickey leaf, Doo Hickey Tag, Doo Hickey heart swirl, Go Kreate for shape
Embellishments: flowers, tiny pocket, Stickles, heart doily, gauze, lace
Coloring: Copic Markers


for my pop-up images I picked:
Tilda Ballerina with ballet shoes, (baby Tingla ballerina) Prima Ballerina
Sentiment: Stempelglede
all Design papers are by Maja
Dies: Doo Hickey dream tag, Doo Hickey butterfly (cut twice for effect)
Other: gem ribbon, lace flower element gifted from Angie, glitter number stickers from stash, liquid pearl


if you haven't seen it yet, the latest Magnolia Collecting for this year summer 2014 “Pink Lemonade” is now available for Pre-order through Sir Stampalot.

Thanks ladies. lots of love