Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sister Stamps Release 12 - Akira

Welcome to another day of Sister Stamps Release #12! Today I'm featuring Akira and I wanted to do something like a wind chime or ornament and this is what I came up with.  I used a toilet paper roll as my base. I measured and cut my washi paper to cover the toilet paper roll. Then I stamped the image on the washi with black StazOn ink. I adhered the washi to the roll using a good glue stick. I found that glue sticks give even coverage when adhering larger pieces of washi. 

I stamped, colored and cut out Akira and his kite and adhered them to the roll using pop dots. A lot of pop dots were needed to adhere the images to the curved surface.  By stamping the image to the washi, I didn't have to worry about cutting out the kite string.

To hang this, I punched two holes at the top of the roll and ran some gold cording through. At the same time I tied blue satin ribbon to the gold cording on both sides and ran it through the inside of  the roll.  This allows it to dangle from the bottom of the roll. Then I tied gold bells to the ends of the ribbon.

These would be great to hang from a tree for Boy's Day or at Christmas or just in a boy's room for fun.  You can even make them without the  blue ribbon and bells and it would still look great!

Here's a close-up of Akira.
Here's a close-up of the kite.

This stamp will be available on April 1 and retail outlets are listed on the Sister Stamps blog.

Check out the other blogs for more fun and inspiration and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow, cool is this?!!! I love that you always come up with the neatest creative ideas. You did a fab job of coloring up Akira and his kite, and adding him to a wind chime was just pure genius! Thank you for always inspiring us!

  2. You did it! Came out really cute! Thanks again for your help and hope you guys had a Happy Easter!

  3. Wow!! This is awesome Debi!!

  4. What a cool idea ... I love the washi paper that you used. Looks like wind blowing ... This would be an awesome craft project for kids!