Friday, September 02, 2011

Four Ways Friday #60 - All In The Family

This week's Four Ways Friday is all about All In The Family!  This adorable stamp set lends itself well to cards, scrapbook pages, frames and tags.  Here are four ways to use it:
Just stamping and coloring these adorable kids is a ton of fun!  Here I stamped the bodies, arms, and heads using basic black ink on a Whisper White card base.  I then colored each of the kids in using markers.  A touch of dazzling diamonds adds a bit of sparkle.  The greeting is from Friends 24-7 and I stamped it with basic black ink and positioned it using the stamp-a-ma-jig.  Notice that you can easily color over lines, like the hair, to add additional color to these images.
For this second card I decided to make a family thank you card.  The images were stamped using a variety of ink colors and colored in using markers.  I combined the All In The Family set with the letters from the Broadsheet Alphabet stamp set.  This same idea could easily be used for an adorable scrapbook page or picture frame.  I sponged the card stock with Not Quite Navy ink and then spritzed the card stock with the Soft Suede marker using the color spritzer tool.  The edges were distressed with my fingernail.  I crunched the panel and then mounted it to a Soft Suede card base that had been spritzed with Soft Suede ink.  Finally, I took Very Vanilla seam binding and made a "bow" and then tied a piece of twine around the center before attaching it to the card with a glue dot.
The images in the All In The Family stamp set can create adorable backgrounds!  Here I stamped the dog multiple times using Always Artichoke ink on an Always Artichoke card base.  I then stamped the dog on a piece of Ivory Naturals card stock and cut it out.  A Confetti panel was cut and then a smaller Soft Suede panel was run through the paper crimper before attaching it to the Confetti panel with glue.  The dog was attached to the panel using a dimensional and then I covered the dog with Crystal Effects.  The greetings are from a combination of On Your Birthday and Friends Fur-ever.  They were cut out and added to the panel with glue and then the entire panel was attached to the card with dimensionals.
Don't forget that you can use the heads and legs without the bodies and you can use the clothes on their own too!  For this card I began by stamping the head and the arms, as well as the clothes, using basic black ink.  I then added color using markers and a bit of dazzling diamonds and cut out all of the images.  Next, I stamped the legs onto the Whisper White card base.  I cut a piece of white cotton batting to act as a towel and attached it to the card using glue.  The arms were added with glue and the head with a dimensional.  Next I made tiny wire hangers using wire, round nose pliers and wire snips.  I then "hung" the clothes on the hangers using glue and added a brad (after I cut off the prongs) using glue.  The clothes were then added to the card using either glue dots, glue or dimensionals.  Finally, I added the words using the Calendar Alphabet & Numbers stamp set (and a black marker for the dots and the exclamation mark).  I love how you can use alphabet stamp sets to create any sentiment you want!
I hope you've enjoyed this week's Four Ways Friday!  I hope these cards will inspire you to pull out this oldie but goodie stamp set and get creative this weekend!  Have a wonderfully creative and peaceful weekend and, if you live in the United States, enjoy the Labor Day weekend!

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