Monday, January 25, 2010


What started out as a some fun has turned into quite the addiction and collection for me! I bet you all know what I am talking about....STAMPS! From rubber mounted, to acrylic, to the new rage of digi stamps my collection keeps growing and growing. But, how do you use those stamps to keep them fresh and interesting?  I would like to share with you all the ideas from some of our design team members chit chat.

*try paper piecing part of your image (works well for digi, rubber and acrylic stamps)
*using stamps with things other than plain ink- how about paint, embossing powders, watercolor pencils...
*using stamps as backgrounds, to alter flowers, brads,transparencies
*create your own scratch n sniff stamps
*using stamps to create a chalkboard effect
*Using fabric (cut shape out of corduroy) to create your own stamp
*Make Cork stamps
*paper casting with stamps
*Ink your embossing folders, texture plates and stamps with them
*take stamps and stamp on a plain piece of cardstock with Versamark to create my own background-- the Versamark gives it a two tone look, very subtle but nice detail.
*take border stamps and stamp on little narrow pieces of cardstock and use like ribbon for borders, etc.
*take my big background stamps (like polka dots, swirly swirls, text, etc) and stamp on solid color flowers, especially white or cream color ones.
*stamping on the Shrink Plastic

This week we begin a new sponsor for the month of October, The Stamping Boutique, which is a great fit for week's challenge. You can head over to their store and check out their rubber stamps and their new releases of digi stamps for the holidays that are just around the corner. Check them out here or you can find their logo on our left side bar
This link below will remain open until Friday, October 1st, 2010 at 5pm EST NOTE THE CHANGE IN DAY THIS WEEK! With the changes in store we are ending the challenge a day early because the site will be down for to get our new look and format ready to go!

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