Tuesday, January 27, 2015

January Stamp Club: Mosaics Photo Tuturial

Happy New Year!  Happy New Stamp Club!  We are doing the Mosaic Technique for this month's club project.  

You need something to stick all your "strips" down with.  Here I've used 8 1/2 x 11 White Shipping Labels from Staples.  You can you use Xyron adhesive or even carpet tape.  Carpet Tape can be found in the hardware store, comes in varying widths, and is double sided.  

If you use Xyron adhesive, roll a sheet of thin printer paper through the Xyron machine.  Use the sticky side for this project.  

The shipping labels come in 8 1/2 x 11 sheets.

To make it easier to work with, I cut the sheet in half.

Peel the backing paper off.
Place the shipping label sticky side up.

Gather your strips.  These could be DSP you cut up just for this purpose.  Or, it can be left over pieces of DSP that you been saving.  You know--all those pieces of DSP you've been saving FOREVER just in case!  

All the things you stamp, and they just do not come out the way  you envisioned--do not throw them away.  Save them to cut up for this project.  When those "boo-boos" are cut into little strips, you will never see the mistakes.  

Place your strips on the sticky paper in a diagonal pattern.  

Once your sticky paper is covered, cut to card size.

Card sizes:
8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded in half.
Middle layer is 5 1/4 x 4
Mosaic layer is 5 x 3 3/4.

Add to the front of your card, and embellish as desired.  

Supplies used:
Tag Talk Stamp Set
Chocolate Chip Cardstock and Ink
Bracket Label Punch
Naturals White Cardstock
Various strips of DSP (all retired)

Get out those scraps and left over pieces of DSP.  Save those mess ups for the Mosaic technique. Happy Creating!  Bye for now, Maria

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