Stamp Review: Labeler Alphabet

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Labeler Alphabet and Message in a Bottle stamps with Texture paste from Stampin' Up!

Stamp Review: Labeler Alphabet

The Labeler Alphabet stamp set is a great way to create personalized cards by adding names or custom sentiments when you don’t have a stamp that says exactly what you want.

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Labeler Alphabet and Message in a Bottle stamps with Texture paste from Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, Pool Party, Night of Navy

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Labeler Alphabet and Message in a Bottle stamps with Texture paste from Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Night of Navy

In my projects today, I combined the Labeler Alphabet stamp set with the Message in a Bottle stamp set for two different Father’s Day cards. I loved using different colors on each letter for a whimsical, childlike feel.  It’s especially fun to purposely tilt a couple of the letters.

These stamps are perfect for whatever the child in your life calls their dad or grandpa, from “Papa” to “Daddy” and “Gumpy” to “Gra-gra” the labeler set has you covered!

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Labeler Alphabet and Message in a Bottle stamps with Texture paste from Stampin' Up!

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Labeler Alphabet and Message in a Bottle stamps from Stampin' Up!

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop

A blog hop is an event where several bloggers post on the same topic then link their blog posts together in a circle.

In today’s blog hop the Stamp Review Crew is featuring project ideas that use the Labeler Alphabet stamp set. Follow the Next buttons at the bottom of each post to visit each blog in order and see all the amazing projects the artists in the Stamp Review Crew have made to inspire you!

You can also click the banner below to visit the Stamp Review Crew’s home page. There you will find a full list of the participating artists and their post links in case you get lost along the way. You can also find all of the Crew’s past blog hops for even more inspiration!

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Inspiring you one stamp set at a time

Dad Card Directions

  1. First, cut a Night of Navy card base.
  2. Next, cut a Whisper White panel 1/4″ (0.6 cm) smaller than the card base.
  3. Then, cut a Night of Navy panel, 3/8″ (0.9 cm) smaller than the card base.
  4. Finally, cut a piece of watercolor paper about the same size as the card base. Use Bouquet Bunch Framelit Dies to cut three pieces of seaweed out from a piece of watercolor paper; position them parallel to each other, but at slightly different heights. This is now your stencil. (Hint: Save the pieces you cut out for the next card.)
  5. Use washi tape to hold the Night of Navy panel with the stencil on top.
  6. Use a palette knife to mix embossing paste with a drop of Lemon Lime Twist ink. Apply an even coating of the paste through the homemade stencil. Remove the stencil and set the Night of Navy panel aside to dry.
  7. On Whisper White paper, stamp an ombre octopus from the Message in a Bottle stamp set. Ink the octopus by sponging Lemon Lime Twist ink on the top half and Pool Party ink on the bottom half, they will naturally blend a little in the middle where the colors overlap.
  8. Using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set, Stamp the name of the intended recipient (I picked D-A-D) in Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, and Pool Party ink.
  9. Fussy cut out the octopus and the labeler name.
  10. Using Stitched Shapes Framelits, die cut a small circle from Pool Party cardstock.
  11. Trim the edge off of a Memories and More: Perfect Days card.
  12. Dry fit everything on the Night of Navy panel (the embossing paste should be dry by now). Adhere the Perfect Days paper strip and trim off the ends. Remove everything else.
  13. Stamp the sentiment from Message in a Bottle in VersaMark ink. Add white embossing powder, tap off the excess, and heat until the powder melts.
  14. Adhere the stitched circle, octopus, and name with dimensionals.
  15. Use glue to adhere the front Night of Navy panel to the Whisper White panel, then use dimensionals to adhere it to the card base.

Underwater Color Combination

My color combination was inspired by the ocean! Night of Navy is a great base for adding brighter colors, since they really stand out against the deep blue. Adding Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist makes a bright, but still masculine nautical color scheme.

Stampin' Up! Color inspiration: Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Night of Navy

Materials

Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pool Party (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: watercolor paper, Memories and More: Perfect Days Card Pack (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: VersaMark, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist Reinker (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Labeler Alphabet, Message in a Bottle (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies, Bouquet Bunch Framelit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: Embossing Paste, Palette Knife, sponge, dimensionals, white embossing powder, heat tool

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Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Labeler Alphabet and Message in a Bottle stamps from Stampin' Up!

Grandpa Card Directions

  1. First, cut a Whisper White card base.
  2. Next, cut a Lemon Lime Twist panel 1/4″ (0.6 cm) smaller than the card base.
  3. Then, cut an Emerald Envy panel, 3/8″ (0.9 cm) smaller than the card base.
  4. Cut a strip of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper about 1″ (2.5 cm) wide, adhere it at the bottom of the Emerald Envy panel, and trim any excess off the ends.
  5. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp a bottle from the Message in a Bottle stamp set with Lemon Lime Twist. Inside the bottle stamp a ship from the same stamp set in Night of Navy. (Hint: Make 2 bottles at once to make a matching tag!)
  6. Fussy cut out the bottle.
  7. Color a small piece of vellum with a Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker.
  8. Adhere it to the bottom of the bottle, just overlapping the bottom of the boat, with 5 or so small glue dots spread in a random pattern so they look like bubbles. Trim the edges of the vellum to match the bottle shape.
  9. Tie a piece of Linen Thread around the top of the bottle. Add a tiny bow or a square knot, your choice!
  10. Watercolor the leaves you cut out from your stencil in the previous card (from watercolor paper using the Bouquet Bunch dies) using Lemon Lime Twist and Emerald Envy ink. Get the paper wet first, then add a little color from your ink pads using a paintbrush or aqua painter. Let these dry.
  11. Position the bottle on the Emerald Envy panel to determine the placement of the leaves and sentiment.
  12. Emboss the leaf outline die from the Eclectic Layers Framelit Dies.
  13. Stamp the sentiment from Message in a Bottle with VersaMark ink, sprinkle on white embossing powder, tap off any excess, then heat with a heat tool until the powder is melted.
  14. On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, use the Labeler Alphabet stamp set to stamp the name of the intended recipient (I chose “Grandpa”) using Emerald Envy, Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, and Pool Party ink. For long names and sentiments, try positioning every other letter in the word and stamping them all at once to speed along the process! For example, I did all the Night of Navy letters at once, then filled in the spaces with the other colors. Fussy cut out the name.
  15. Adhere the bottle, the watercolored leaves, and the sentiment to the Emerald Envy panel using dimensionals.
  16. Next, adhere the Emerald Envy panel to the Whisper White panel.
  17. Finally, use dimensionals to adhere the top layers to the card base.

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Labeler Alphabet and Message in a Bottle stamps from Stampin' Up!

Earthy Color Combination

This color combination is the same as the one above, with the addition of Emerald Envy and some natural wood color. It changes the combination into a much more earthy version, reminiscent of the outdoors.

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, Pool Party, Night of Navy

Materials

Cardstock: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: watercolor paper, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: VersaMark, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Emerald Envy, Pool Party (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Labeler Alphabet, Message in a Bottle (c) Stampin’ Up!

Markers: Pool Party Stampin’ Write Markers (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Lots of Labels (tag only), Bouquet Bunch Framelit Dies, Eclectic Layers Framelit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: Vellum, glue dots, linen thread, paintbrush or Aquapainter, dimensionals, white embossing powder, heat tool

Click on the images below to see the materials  used to make this card in my online store. Each purchase you make there helps support Stamp Witch Blog!

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!

By Natalie Lapakko

Other Projects You Might Enjoy

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