Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Valentine's Hearts - Stamp 'em up!

Hi Y'all! I thought I wouldn't make any V-day crafts with hearts and all..but then I thought "What's a Valentine's craft without hearts anyway!" and proceeded to make a stamping craft that need not be packed inside crates after the V-day can simply keep it for display, as its not very V-day specific.

Ain't it so very warming and heart melting?
Well, its very easy to make and in fact a good project for kids..I've been married for a only a year now and have no kids, so I proceeded to have all the stamping fun by myself.
I first covered a canvas with a white cotton fabric. You can choose one of your choice. Stretch it over the canvas and glue on the back. For the best results in stamping, do not iron the fabric before stretching it.
Here is what you will need for making the stamps (Confused?? Well, of course I'm going to make my own stamps here; they're way cuter!!)

I chose four acrylic colors to go with, so I drew four slightly different heart shapes on the foam strip. Cut the shapes. Cut four styrofoam blocks about an inch thick, and glue your heart shapes onto these blocks. Let them dry. They will look like this

Draw free form branches onto your canvas with brown paint. You can see I was a li'l lousy at it and made the paint blot and spot too, but no problem, as the problem areas can be covered later on.

Now for the stampin' fun! Dab some color uniformly over a heart with a paint brush like this
 Stamp on at the branch ends, and have fun! Use different colors and shapes, and let some hearts overlap, as that is what gives it a perfect look. Mine looked like this after a while
Too bare for my tastes! So I went on doing it further. Its hard to pull to a stop, but I finally stopped when it looked like this
Its fun and you can let it hang on even after V-day, adorning a lone wall!
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Linds@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY said...

Beautiful! I featured you, just to let you know! Come check it out!

Lafe's Hidden Treasures said...

thanks for sharing really nice idea

Sonia said...

@ Linds ~Thanks a lot for featuring me!
@ Nancy ~ You are most welcome! Thanks for visiting!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

That came out super! I really love how you created your stamps--I always learn a neat trick here! Thanks for sharing.

fawnda said...

Very very very cool! I love the heart stamps! It turned out amazing! Thanks for sharing! : )

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

love it, sooo cute, and clever!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Too cute and very crafty!! Love it!

Andy Porter said...

What a clever way to make stamps! Your design is so cute! Thanks for linking!

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Debra said...

This is so lovely. Thanks for sharing! :)

The Girl Creative said...

Very creative. :) Congrats on being featured. Thanks for linking up!!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

I found your craft via One Pretty Thing and I love this idea!! My girls would have a blast with this. Thank you for sharing!

Claudia said...

Love it! What a creative way to make stamps...we did some potato stamps this morning, which were fun but I Sooooooo wish I had seen this before. Simple and I love the result. Thanks for sharing!

Tawney Peterson said...

Hi Sonia, I'm new at blogging to. Its fun to see what other newbies like me are up to. I do love the simplicity of your whole process. I like keeping things simple to but thats because I always have tons of projects in progress. LOL Come visit me =)

Anonymous said...

Very Cute!

Julie Bagamary said...

Very nice.

Sumi said...

Hey there.Got to your blog through oneprettything and boy am I glad to see you.I read tons of craft related blogs and have never ever found an Indian blog.I am so thrilled that there are people in my country who have joined the craft blog bandwagon.Keep up the good work!

L@Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Hey girl,
I'm loving this!
best wishes,

~ RM said...

Hey there!! I could have sworn I commented on this!!! (Weird...)

I really liked this craft- It would look really great framed! Good job, and thanks for sharing how you made it.

craftpriestess said...

this just lifts me up! so inspiring. thanks for sharing!


Haddock said...

The final product looks great.
I like your step by step explanation.

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