Sunday, January 5, 2014

Celebrating 2014 with a Stamped Calendar - Part 1

For almost any crafter, making a calendar is one of the main ways we celebrate the new year! Am I right or am I right? Anyway this year I thought I would make a stamped calendar - that is a calendar with a lot of stamps. ItsyBitsy has just launched a fantastic new range of acrylic stamps that are literally to die for. They are all designed and manufactured by the ItsyBitsy team and the variations are just fantastic!

In this blog post I am going to be sharing 3 of the pages of my calendar which will cover 6 months of the year. The same design will appear twice in the datebook. I found a very cute stampset from the ItsyBitsy new range which is full of adorable little animals and I instantly figured that this could be the theme of my project. Each month would have a different cartoony animal. 

The acrylic stamps I picked up were outline stamps, so I stamped the design with black ink and after leaving it to dry for a while, I coloured inside using alcohol markers, which are just great for blending. ItsyBitsy has just launched Copic Markers for colouring stamps and these work wonders. They are alcoholic based making blending and shading really a cinch.

All the pages and the base of the calendar was covered with the DCWV Glitter Stack which is full of multi-coloured bright and funky prints. I just loved it. I then put everything through my Cinch Book Binding tool for even and error free punches. 

I used the Cinch binding wire to keep the pages together and then glued everythign in place. To label the months, I used some alphabet tags. 

How do you like my Stamped Calendar! Isn't it fun and cute? Are you doing calendars as well? Would love to see, leave a comment and I will be sure to stop by!

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