Monday, September 16, 2013

A tutorial: How to make your own Woodmount Case Covers

First and foremost, have you heard about the *NEW* Woodmount Cases? 

They are fabulous! It means that you can now change over all your woodmount stamps from those dinky plastic cases to these awesome cases.  They are the same design as the clearmount cases (similar to a DVD case) but are alot deeper, to accommodate a woodmount stamp. The price is excellent, at only $11.95 for a pack of 4 cases, which works out to only $3 a case.  BUT, there is a downside. No sticker or case cover which has the name of the stamp set on it. But do not fear, you can just make your own case cover!

So here we have the before.  A stamp set in a new case, but with nothing there to identify it. Now to make your own cover.

Using Whisper White cardstock (#106549) cut it to 15.9cm x 17.8cm.  And then score it on the longer side at 3.3cm. 

Using your Brayer (#102395) ink it up with your Wild Wasabi ink pad (#126959). I used another piece of cardstock to mask along the top about 3.5cm down. Run the brayer up a few times until you're happy with the colour intensity and coverage. 

Next, using your Alhambra Jumbo Wheel (#126940), ink it up with your Gumball Green ink pad (#126861) and run it across the green strip. 

Next, using your StazOn ink pad (#101406) stamp the images of the stamp set onto the front cover.  I am making a cover for my Perfectly Penned stamp set (#128703). 

Now to add the name of the stamp set to the cover across the top and also on the side spine. I used my new Simply Serif Alphabet (#126360) mini stamp set, once again using StazOn black ink. 

And then put it in the plastic cover, put in your stamp set and you're done!

How great does it look! I have about 10 that I have made up so far, and I love them.  Certainly looks better than a boring clear case!


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