Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday Stamping With Taylor Usry: Shaker Chef

"I don’t eat while I craft," says Taylor Usry, "but I love stove-popped popcorn (never microwaved)!"

And what goes best with popcorn, besides butter? Why, salt, of course! For this week's project, Taylor used 10961LC Prepping Chefs Clear Set (drawn by artist Ronnie Walter):

She chose the Shaker Chef image (1638G in wood mounted) to "spice up" her wonderful card:

Do you remember that cool marker-dot technique she introduced last week? Here's a slight variation of it, with the background left white:

And did you notice the rounded part at the chef's feet? "I attempted to make her look like a little 'spice fairy'" shares Taylor, "standing on an unfrosted cake or pastry."

I just love this idea and how the curve of the cake adds movement to the design! Taylor also included layered papers and two colors of knotted baker's twine for even more visual interest:

Here's the complete "recipe" for this delightful project:

Inks: IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black), IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® VersaColor™ Pigment Ink (Turquoise)

Other Supplies: Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock (Crafter’s Companion US), Spectrum Noir alcohol pens (colors listed below), Sweet Tooth patterned paper (Bo Bunny), Twine (The Twinery), solid cardstock - specifc colors unknown (Bazzill), circle punches (SU!), foam tape or dimensional dots

1. Cut cardstock and patterned paper pieces to size.

2. On white cardstock, stamp chef image with Memento™ Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black). Color as desired with Spectrum Noir pens (pinks: PP6, BP5, PP3, PP1; turquoises: BT2, BT4, BT5, greys: BG1, BG2, BG4; skin: FS8, FS3, FS2, CR3; 'cake': TN4, TN3, TN2, TN1; background: BG1; dots: EB5, EB3, GB10, GB8). Cut image into a rectangle after coloring is completed.

3. Add patterned paper pieces to cardstock base. Adhere colored image on foam/dimensional dots.

4. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock with VersaColor™ Pigment Ink (Turquoise). Punch out with circle punch; also cut matting layer.

5. Assemble card as desired, adding twine tied in a knot. (Finished card is 4¼" x 5½”.)


stamping sue said...

terrific card. love all the details.
stamping sue

Sue D said...

Very cute! I like the coloring and the marker dots. Cute sentiments in this set.

Beverly S. said...

CUTE card. :) Going to have to try that marker dot background technique too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

This is amazing! I love that dot technique!

Mary-Anne V said...

Ha how adorable these little chefs are!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh gosh, is this ever cute! I love the fun colors, too. :)

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