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2013-02-01

Resting Ted

Posted by Alice Morland
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The craft group met last night for the first time since November! My project was a birthday card using the Funstamps "Resting Ted" rubber stamp.  Start off by stamping the whole thing onto coloured card for the chair colour wanted; stamp again for the teddy colour; again for the cushion colour; again for a newspaper or book/ Bible. These images are then cut out and built up decoupage-style with silicone or foam pads.
Funstamps F-Q100
Using A5/ half-fold or A6/ quarter-fold size card, decorate the card with wallpaper, flooring and skirting board, using whatever decorative card or paper you like. Source simple images for a sidetable/ lamp or standard lamp, cut out and foam pad onto your card beside the armchair; draw in a power socket for the lamp. A wee rug can be added at the front, but I forgot about that and laid a pile of birthday presents and cards on the floor instead as a birthday card for my husband!

Using cutting dies like spellbinders can make a frame for a mirror (with shiny card) or picture or words; or cut out acetate for a window with a scene behind it. My new home card for a friend shows framed words.
Happy Birthday
New Home
The group enjoyed getting back into creative mode as some of us had wound down over the holidays and thought all creativity had gone!

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