Sunday, December 21, 2008

One Stamp Challenge

Have you ever looked at a stamp you love and wondered how many ways you could use it? This was my challenge with one of my favorite stamps – Sledding (H0140D). This wonderful stamp is so versatile and can be used to make great cards all winter long! Check out the following three card samples and you will see what I mean!

All three cards use the masking technique which consists of stamping the main image on your card and then again on a piece of scrap paper or a post-it note close the sticky area. Then cut out the paper image just inside the black outline. Finally, if using regular paper, use temporary adhesive on the back of the image and affix over the top of the same stamped image on your card. Now stamp other images around it and over the top.

For Card #1, stamp Sledders on card stock. Mask image. Now stamp Home Sweet Home (HC119F)in the background, slightly over mask.

Color. Add glitter to accent snow.

For the second sample, once again stamp sledders and mask. Create a curved mask from lightweight paper. Place in various locations over the sledders and stamp Pine tree (H0103D) multiple times to resemble a forest. Add glitter to represent snow.

Lastly, the third sample is made to look as if you are looking into the sledding scene through the trees. Stamp Bough from the Bough Duo (H0130G) and mask. Now stamp Sledding. Color. Affix to blue card which has been pre-stamped with Snowflake Border (H0141E) in white ink.

Voila! You have just made 3 different fabulous cards using the same image. Susan Mostek, Designer.