Thursday, January 3, 2008

Pull out your stamps!

This week I decided to play with (rediscover) my stamps.

On the "August" page I painted the letters and then used a Fancy Pants stamp (multiple times -multiple colors) on the letters. I found it best to use my heat gun to quickly dry the paint between stamping.

On this page, I used some left-over cardboard and stamped with my Heidi Swapp foam letters. I then cut the letters out and placed a few on foam squares to give added dimension.

In this last example, I wanted to use my stamps to create embellishments. I stamped brackets (twice) directly onto the page. This does require a little bravery and if you are not up to it you might stamp on paper, cut out the brackets and then place them on your layout.

I hope you give one of these stamping techniques a try and let me know how it goes.
Hugs to ya from Virginia!


blessedintexas said...

These are all awesome..I just love your work and now I may just have to get my stamps out...have some new ones I have used yet...HS ones too! I dont stamp much because it seems like so much work - not having a dedicated area to work??

I hope you have had a great day -

Kelli said...

I love the ready set go layout, that is so neat! (And how cool of you to think to use a 3 for an I once cut an l in half and made an e out of a C. Gotta do what ya gotta do.)

Gillian said...

Great layouts, thanks for the inspiration and ideas!

china59 said...

Wow ! You are so inspiring me to dig out my stamps ! Thanks a lot for sharing !

Dana said...

love all of these--if i had my stuff in one place, maybe i'd know where all my stamps were to try playing w/ them--lol!!! My resolution is to SERIOUSLY deCLUTTER!!! i have to.

hey, can yyou email me about sponsoring?

joscelyne cutchens said...

I love your stuff! Awesome!