Monday, June 29, 2009

Lots of What?


When I was looking through the preorder stamp sets my 5 year old son walked in the room and fell in love with the Lots of Bots stamp set.  He was so excited about the stamp set, that I just could not pass it up for him.  He loves to stamp with me but often complains that my stamps are too “girly” for him to use.  This set really didn't appeal to me and I had no idea how I would use it but I just had to get it for him.  I have spent a lot of time just staring at it and pairing it up with different colors trying to get some inspiration.  Then he asked me to use it to make a birthday card for him to take to a party, so I had to make something work. 

lobI used brushed silver and crushed curry cardstock to paper pierce the robot. lob2 I wanted to give it a little bit of depth to the different pieces of the body of the bot so I first stamped on the brushed silver and cut out the pieces that I wanted to be the thickest.  Then I stamped on crushed curry an glued the silver pieces on.  Then I cut out everything but the joints and attached it an image stamped on whisper white cs. 

Stamps: Lots of Bots (available July 1st)

Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, So Saffron, Night of Navy

Paper:  Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Brushed Silver, Night of Navy, Real Red

Accessories:  Jumbo Eyelets, White Gel Pen

Tools:  Tag Corner Punch, Crop-a-dile

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Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Love it. The paper piecing is a great way to use this set. Love the colors, too!

Jessica said...

Dumb question, but is paper piecing just a fancy way of saying you stamped it then cut it out? Or is it something that takes even more time?! BTW will he still want that card in OCT or will he find something else for you to do?

Lisa Page said...

Just ordered this set a few minutes ago! Believe it or not, one of my favorite stamps in this set is the "1011- binary code" stamp. The paper piecing really gives a great visual effect to the robot- I love it!

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

So cute! I love the bots~!

Holly said...

This is adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love how you paperpieced all the little robot parts!