The new on line class "Stretch Your Stamps" has me all intrigued! For me, one of the MANY fun things about stamping is seeing the possibilities of the stamps. In the past, I mentioned the following in my blog: "Ask not what your stamps can do for you - ask what you can do for your stamps". I think it works both ways, don't ya think? When you look at buying a stamp, do you love it at first sight? Or you take the versatility of the stamps into the consideration more? I think I do both. First, I have to like the stamps (obviously) and if it intrigues me, then why!? YES! But to stretch your stamping dollar, we all have to choose the stamps wisely. Some stamps offer few images and it's hard to make various use out of it. Some can look unappealing, but if you look at the potential use, it is full of possibilities!
Tip #1: Use partial images--in other words, do not always use the image as it IS.
I used the partial leaf images to create banners. And you can also use only part of the background stamp to make it work for your projects.
You do not need to flaunt it all.
Using part of the stamp is pretty effective, don't you think?
In this case, you get more mileage with your stamps. You can use part of a background stamp as a focus also.
So what do you think? If this inspire you, I love to see your take! Inlinkz is provided below, please link up your work and share with the fellow bloggers/stampers. It does not have to be a new creation, as long as you show how YOU stretch your stamps, you are more than welcome to link it up. There will be a prize to a randomly selected winner
Want 2 Scrap ($25 US gift certificate)
AND fun and inspiration! This challenge will run for a month, so it will allow us to have plenty of time to join the fun. I will be posting more ideas every Sunday (till 22nd) and keep the theme going.
Are you ready? Set? Stamp!
Edited: Please mention in your post that you are linking it to "How I Stretch My Stamps" and feel free to use the text bird logo.