Hi all, time for another project of the day from me and I had so much fun creating this! I think you will too and it’s a perfect summer holiday project to do with the kiddy winks! So how do you go large with Banana Frog stamps? Like this ….
A froggy fairytale
For this project you will need lots of froggie goodness in the form of the fairytale princess stamp set, the charming prince set, build a daisy and make a chain. You will also need some heavy weight white card, permanent black ink, a selection of pro markers, brilliance inks, stickles and the secret ingredient … a photo copier!
Stamp the lovely castle image onto some white card using a black ink and then put the image into a photo copier enlarging it 250% so it fills the width of an A4 piece of card. You will need 4 copies to make all the walls for your castle. Then cut off just the roofs and turret décor pieces and photocopy 4 sets of these at 250% again (see pic lower down)
While you have the ink pad out stamp the princess and prince, frog, coach and all the accessories onto some white card using a permanent black ink.
Now you can return to your childhood and sit and do some colouring in with your pro markers.
Before you cut out the castle walls, on two of the images mark a tab 0.5cm wide on each side of the wall from the bottom of the turrets to the base of the wall as you can just see in the picture, these tabs will fold over and be the bits you stick to the other 2 walls to create the castle square. The other job you need to do at this point is stamp some vines climbing the castle walls. I used the stem and leaves from build a daisy and the tiny flower in make a chain to do this. As the stamps are acrylic you can bend the stem into different positions to create your vines and I used brilliance pearlescent inks for a little added sparkle.
This is where the sets of roofs and turret décor come in, colour them the same as your castle details and add a little magic to them with some stickles.
Cut out all your walls (remember the tabs on either side of 2 walls) and characters with their accessories and assemble the castle as I said by gluing the tabs to the walls to create a square. Stick the roofs and details onto the turrets with some small foam pads for extra dimension.
Create some little stands for the characters and the coach by cutting small triangles from white card and sticking to the back of the pieces. Tip! Stick the stand a little way up from the base so the piece leans back slightly (if the stand is level with the base it will stand too straight and fall over)
To play dress up with your characters put a tiny piece of white tack on the back of the accessories and swap and change to your hearts content!
And that’s it, your very own froggie fairytale! A little bit of fun and proof that the only limit to your Banana Frog stamping is your own imagination. I hope you’ve enjoyed my little project and feel inspired to create your own, please share if you do!
Thanks for hopping by and I’ll see you soon, until then Happy Stamping