Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Cell Phone Case Tutorial

Hello all and thanks for stopping by the blog once again. Today will be my last post of the year over at The Stampotique Designers Blog and what a fun and fabulous year it has been. I have really enjoyed being on this design team and I look forward to another fabulous year with them.
Today is also the last of the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog so make sure to check that out as well.

For this week's post I wanted to do a tutorial for the cell phone case that I made last week. A lot of you have asked me how I did it and what I used. 

To start off I bought a rubber clear iPhone 6 case, You can find them on amazon for pretty cheap. If you have another phone besides iPhone I'm pretty sure the clear cases are available for any phone

You can use any clear case you want to, I prefer the rubber because I like to "grip" my case when I'm holding my phone.

Next I created my template. Simply lay your case over some white card stock and use a pencil to trace the outside edge

Make sure you trace the camera hole as well or any other holes you need

The simply cut out your template and use an xacto knife to cut your camera hole, I like to insert my template into the case and adjust as needed. In this case I needed to cut my camera hole a little larger
(note: I try and use thinner card stock for the background because some of the cases are so snug that you don't want something thicker, your case won't fit otherwise)

After I have my template the size and shape that I need for my case I simply decorate it.
I started with my background and used acrylic paint (last week I used Dylusions Sprays)

I continued to use paint to add other elements and create more to my background, if you don't want to create your own background you can use printed paper or even your gelli plate

I stamped my main image and embossed
Stampotique Stamp
Lovelyarethesound - By artist Daniel Torrente
(I cut the heart out of the images hand and added a hand drawn cup of coffee, this will bring my image and my sentiment together)
I always color my main images with copic markers, those are permanent and I don't want the color to run

I used washi tape to add the triangles on the side, I simply cut some of the black off the edges

I printed out my sentiment on my printer and cut that down to add to one side
I then insert my finished project into my case, I always use another sheet of thin paper in between the decorated paper and my cell phone. This will keep any paint/sprays/stains etc from coming in contact with the back of my phone.

Here is my finished case

These cases are so fun to make and you can change it anytime you want to and make your very own original case.

Happy New Year everyone, I hope that you have a wonderful 2015!!!


  1. Thank-you so much Claudine, I love your cases! I just ordered some for the 6+ can't wait to play with these! I really like your art! Have a fabulous 2015!

  2. Looks amazing Claudine, thank you for the tutorial i am sure there will be lots of bespoke cases out there in 2015.

    Have a Happy New Year and i hope 2015 brings you Good Health, Happiness, Peace and Creativity :-) xxx

  3. always I'm in love with your work. These cases are so adorable. And you always combine lovely images with great text.
    Thanks a lot for sharing this cute idea.
    I wish you a Happy New Year...... Full of love, happiness, joy and good health. And of course your usual fantastic creativity.
    Sending hugs from Monica.... Spain

  4. Wonderful phone case. Thanks you for sharing how you did it. And Happy New Year!

  5. love it - i need to get one of those covers and follow you great directions. Happy New Year!

  6. Great tutorial Claudine. I made one for mine a while ago but seeing your process here makes me want to do another one ! I love this one, great colours, great sentiment !
    Corrie x

  7. Beautiful Claudine! Thanks for show us "how"
    Happy New Year!~kim

  8. Aww, this is fab. That sentiment is precious. I know someone for that one. Great project. Happy New Year. Hugz

  9. I always wondered how these were done, Claudine, and now I know. My problem is that I have an Otter Box on my Samsung Galaxy S5, so I can't do this. Grrrrrr!