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Saturday, 9 January 2010

New Baby Altered Cd Tutorial

This Tutorial is by Joani. 
She shows us how she created this beautiful New Baby Altered Cd.  I particularly like the way she has used the Roshell range of stamps here - it is a great reminder of how stamps can be adapted so suit your project needs.

Materials and Equipment

Crafty Pad Stamps-Roshell & Eggward and Roshell with Chickie
CD/DVD or 12cm diameter Circular Card
Backing Paper-DWV Congratulations
Plain White Card
Ink Pads- ColorBox (apricot & blue) & VersaMagic (midnight black)
Wizard- Circle and Cuttlebugs Embossing Folder swiss dot
Eyelets x2
Paper Glue
Wool & Tassel
Marvy LePlume II-blue & orange
Extra Embellishments

I used an old CD as a base circle but a sturdy piece of card cut to 12cm diameter circle will work just as well.
Cover both sides of the CD with your chosen BP and trim to size.

Stamp Eggward & Roshell onto white card using a black dye pad not pigment pad. If your stamps are new as mine were, ink your stamps using any type of ink pad except stazon and stamp onto scrap paper a few time re-inking each time, (this removes any residue left by the manufacturer and ensures a crisper image, this will allow you to become familiar with your new stamp as leaning too heavily will squeeze the ink to the edges and you will find two outlines of ink but nothing in the middle where it is supposed to be, it is always a good idea to play around with new stamps and ink pads to get a ‘feel’ for them so you can achieve the results you want.)
I used VersaMagic Midnight Black ink pad for these two images as I did not want to colour the full image only the beak and feet where I used Marvy LePlume 11 orange markers.

For Chickie I used a pigment ColorBox ink pad as I would be embossing this image.

Again stamp new stamp onto scrap paper several times to ‘clean’ it and get to know it. Once stamped apply the embossing powder and heat it. When cool colour it to suit your needs. I chose to colour and emboss Chickie as I wanted him to ‘pop’ more than Eggward & Roshell but embossing is not essential.

Using the Spellbinders Circular Nestie cut a piece of white card about 6.5cm dia. now dry emboss it in a Cuttle Bug Swiss Dot folder. Lightly highlight the dots and edges with an apricot ink pad.

Cut out your three stamped images, colour to your liking and edge with blue MLP marker.
Optional -  add the weight of the new born to the wings of Eggward & Roshell, on Chickie’s shell write the childs name.

 Punch a hole at the top and one at the bottom of the CD and insert an eyelet into each. (If you don’t want to or can’t punch the holes you can attach the wool/ribbon with strong glue or double sided tape and disguise with an embellishment or glitter).

Lay all you embellishments onto your base circle without gluing to get your desired layout. I glued the dots circle, the new baby plaque, a boy plaque and the two foam ducks straight onto the base. Eggward and family were applied with silicone to raise them a little; silicone was used to hold the dummy/soother in place. The circle teddy and the button strip are on foam pads. The train was a gold peel off which I re-coloured with a blue permanent marker, after positioning it over the eyelet I inserted the newborns birth date. I added the tassel to the bottom and used wool for the hanger at the top. I used two foam duck as there are two other children in this couples family and I didn’t want them to feel ignored and left out! On the back I printed a sentiment and cut a circle with my Wizard and glued it on.
This item will fit into a square envelope for posting.

I do hope you enjoy and find this Tutorial helpful. :)

Thank you so much Joani for doing this Tutorial for The Crafty Pad. :)


rozzy said...

This is fantastic Joani, well done and thanks for adding the tutorial too :)
Hug srozzy xx

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