Friday, September 15, 2017

Add/Alter Details to a Large Cling Stamp

Hello friends!
I have something fun to share today.
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Red Star (Penny Black)

Now take a look at this stamp, you would likely make a card like this?

Season's Greetings

 (see my previous post about this card here)

After my first card, I must say I see "potentials" of this stamp....
so I got inky and created a very vibrant card.
Season's Greetings -001

 My Light Bulb moment
Ding----> Use PART of the stamp to create something different. Instead of using the entire stamp, I used part of  it around the edges. Take a good look at your stash, I bet you can come up with something new and different.

Stamp-postioning tool such as MISTI is a game-changer.
Now with the " new kid on the block"....Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, it proves to be vital to use these type of tools to create this kind of design.

Season's Greetings-002

I used Zig Markers for this application (re-inking each time and stamping in various colors).
You might ask...how many Zig Markers should one have?
That all depends on your budget and obviously,.... the more, the merrier.
With that said, I think for a starter set like set of 12 Markers or 24 Markers is ideal.

Season's Greetings
Also, notice that I altered the positioning of the sentiment? No worries, no stamp surgery was performed during this change. This one layer fills me with delight as I create! A stamp like Red Star is more versatile than it looks!

Accessories used in this project: Sweet 16 Sequins (SSS),  Nuvo Golden Sunset Glitter Drops,

You can find the new Penny Black Stamps here.
Here are the latest over Simon Says Stamp.
See STAMPtember release here.
Find Collaboration Exclusives here.

 I hope this post gives you some (stamping) food for thought.
Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

Deborah Kaye said...

Both of your cards are lovely! And ALL the Zigs is the right answer. Well, at least the first 60 brush and first 60 of the other style. :D

foleysfriend said...

So lovely; thank you for sharing some of your thinking as you create such masterpieces. You are such an inspiration! Thank you, Virginia!

Harriet said...

Oh my, your 'take' on a poinsettia is remarkable. Actually it is brilliant. Who said poinsettias are only red?

conil said...

Love all that yellow...and the way you've created that border. It is the perfect frame for that lovely script sentiment.

Jen said...

Your vibrant yellows, reds, and greens make a wonderful, cheery card. Yes, I'm inspired!

Lisa Elton said...

Love the old fashioned look of your poinsettia! These are lovely!

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving the bright colors in this one, just gorgeous!

Sheila H said...

Beautiful colors and design!

Sue LD said...

Great design and choice of colors.