The pencils always remind me of taking notes and I thought they would be the perfect cover for a matchbook note pad to keep handy when and idea strikes.
1. Cut a 8 3/4" x 3" piece of white cardstock.
2. Score at 4", 4 1/4", and 8 1/4". This will give you your basic match book.
3. Cut scraps for your inside 3 3/4" x 2 1/2".
4. I stamped on my note paper on the inside using the pencil stamp and the French Script Texture Stamp in a light colored ink. It gives it some color and interest but in soft shades to allow me to write notes on the paper. This is a great way to use up inky backgrounds you had leftover form other projects.
5. Stamp the Pencils on the front of the matchbook in Archival Saffron ink. Repeat until the front is covered with the pencils image. I repeated the process on another piece of cardstock.
6. Cut out pencils from second piece of cardstock. Sponge around the edges with brown dye ink.
7. Ink up the Floral Post Collage stamp using the Potting Soil ink along the top where the postcard and script image aligns. Stamp along the top edge of the front of the matchbook. Ink around the edges with the same brown ink.
8. Ink up the Floral Post Collage stamp along the side and stamp along the bottom folded up edge of the matchbook.
9. Pop dot the pencils and attach to the front. Tie twine and charm over pencils on front.
10. Staple the scraps to the inside through the front fold.
Here's a quick card by Rachel Greig:
1. Stamp the Pencils onto white cardstock using Archival Jet Black ink pad. Repeat until the pencils cover the card from left to right.
2. Colour in the pencils using coloured pencils! :)
3. Stamp two words from the String Sentiments Rubber Stamp set above the pencils. I wanted to use sentiments that looked like they were drawn with pencils!
4. Adhere white cardstock to mint cardstock, black cardstock then onto a folded watermelon card.
Lynne Moncrieff has created a journal cover using resin and the Pencils Stamp:
1. Create resin paper by following manufacturer’s instructions to mix the two parts resin and hardener followed by applying the resin to two sheets of vintage book text. Leave to cure.
2. Using the resin paper as a guide, cut cardstock to required size, creating holes for binding in the cardstock and resin paper. Bind them together with torn satin fabric, tying into a bow.
3. Onto the Kraft cardstock apply dissolved walnut ink crystals, also sprinkling some of the Frank Garcia powders, misting with water to blend. Heat set before stamping Eclectic Stamp Pencils. Re-ink, stamping again onto another piece of prepared Kraft cardstock.
4. Ink up selected words/phrases from the Word Block Creativity stamp and once again, stamp onto another piece of the prepared Kraft cardstock.
5. Gather all the stamped elements, tearing, cutting and inking the edges.
6. Layer the stamped panels to the front cover of the journal with Gel Medium. Layer one of the stamped pencils over the stamped word, adhering the second stamped pencil below the panel. Create a detail with two Tiny Attachers in upper corner.
7. Finally, apply Frank Garcia powers to Relic and Artifact, misting with water before heat setting. Adhere to journal with Gel Medium.
Darkroom Door Pencils Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Floral Post Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Creativity Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door String Inspiration Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Ranger Archival Ink: Saffron, Potting Soil, Jet Black
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Word Charm
Distress Ink Black Soot
Prima Frank Garcia Memory Hardware Artisian Powder – Chapeliere, Parthenay, Vausseroux
Dissolved walnut ink crystals (substitute with Distress Stain Walnut Ink)
2 sheets of resin paper (to create resin paper you require Ice Resin and two sheets of vintage book text)
Prima Relics and Artifacts Milagros
Idea-ology Tiny Attacher
Kraft cardstock (re-cycled packaging)
Thanks for stopping by today! For another idea using the Pencils Eclectic Stamp, check out Anna-Karin's tag here!