Saturday, 5 February 2011
Tutorial, How to Use my New Stamp!
As mentioned in an earlier post I have been working on a new stamp. Since making some sample cards for the Treasury in Kidderminster, Patty has said that she could sell the background stamp that I used over and over again. Unfortunately we cannot find the stamps any more so Patty asked me if I could design one to do the job. After a couple of weeks this is what I came up with. By using different parts of the stamp you can create different effects....
So how do you use the stamp..firstly take your main image..I have used a digital download from charmed crafts, cut out using nesties and then sponged around the edges with weathered wood distress ink.
I inked up the dotty side of the stamp with weathered wood and started to stamp around the main image.
I repeated this until all the edges were stamped.
This is the final result and the card is now ready to be assembled.
Alternatively by using the opposite side of the stamp you can get a totally different look. I took a plain piece of card and Pumice Stone distress ink.
I inked the wavy side of the stamp and then stamped repeatedly so as to build up a series of hills. As the stamp is transparent it is very easy to position the hills to get the desired effect. To get the best effect don't ink the whole stamp at once.
Once you have got the desired effect you can stamp your other images over the top. Here I've used Grove of Trees from Sir Stamp-a-lot.
This dotty background stamp is only available from "The Treasury". So if you fancy getting your hands on it you will need to ring Patty on 01562 510203.
The stamp measures approximately 8cm x 4cm and will cost you £3.75. Please note that it doesn't come with a Clarity handle.