Wednesday, July 1, 2020

By The Dock Projects

Happy Summer - welcome to July!

I created a few projects with this great set By the Dock with the matching dies.

I posted a photo of the projects here
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And yesterday I did a quick Facebook Live showing you the project, giving you some coloring tips and a few thoughts on putting the cards together.

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Here is the full set of instructions for all 3 projects.   
I hope you make them! Happy stamping MaryKate

Zee Fold Card
Watercolor “Polaroid” Card
Summer Lantern

1.    Stamp the Summer Lantern vellum and let it dry – at least 1 hour! I used Early Espresso

2.    Make the Zee fold card.

a.    Stamp the dock, boat, 2 oars, the frog and 2 birds. Color in with pencils and then use the blender pen to blend the color. 
b.   Die cut these shapes
c.    Die cut 3 of the grass shapes in the Jade
d.   Stamp the “bar piece” with the water stamp in a light blue (I used Pool Party)
e.    Stamp a greeting on the small white piece (3/4 x 2 ¼) I did Happy Birthday, attach this to the bar piece
f.    Assemble the card by first adhering the designer paper to the 3 panels (I went from light to dark left to right)
g.    Attach the grass to the back of the “bar”
h.    Glue the end of the bar to the right edge of the card, putting glue on the end part of the bar.
i.     Press the bar in place and glue the first part to the front of the card.
j.     Now attach the dock, fold the card and place the boat
k.    Attach the boat.
l.     Attach the oars.
m.  Attach the frog and birds

3.    When making this Zee Fold card for the 2nd time, make your own designer background paper with a sponging technique. 

Dimensions for the Zee Fold
Base is 4 ¼ x 11, scored at 2 ¾ and 5 ½; the bar piece is 1” by 11” score at 5 ½ and 8 ¼
Designer paper is 2 ½ x 4 (2 of these) and 5 ¼ x 4.
You need a ¼ sheet of whisper white for the stamping
Greeting is ¾ x 2 ¼

4.    The Polaroid card
a.    Stamp the dock, grass, bird and fish in Early Espresso (or Black or Grey)
b.   Cut your sponge into half then again into 3 pieces, total 6 sponges
c.    Dip your sponge onto the ink pad and IMPORTANT dab the sponge 2-3 times on scrap paper to take some of the color off. Now swirl it onto the stamped image. Add color slowly.
d.   Add more color with your pencils and then use your blender pen to blend
e.    Attach this piece (3 ½ x 3 ½) to a solid background 3 5/8 x 3 5/8
f.    Stamp the front right of the card.
g.    Attach the stamped image to the front of your card, add twine if you wish.

5.    The Summer Lantern.
a.    By now your stamped images on your vellum is dry! Vellum is cut 4 ¼ x 10 ½, scored at 2 ½, 5, 7 ½ and 10.
b.   Color in the images with the pencils and blender pen if you wish.
c.    Remove the tab that is ½ x 1 (bottom right corner)
d.   Cut the “tabs” at the bottom
e.    Add the tear n tape to the side
f.    Fold and burnish the folds
g.    Make into a box.
h.    Yes there is a hole in the bottom of the lantern! You add a piece of glimmer paper to the base and it covers the hole and adds stability, add a tea light.

1 comment:

  1. I love you projects very much, especially the handbag :)
    x Sigrid