Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Playing with a new stamp

There was a rummage sale at the local stamp store this weekend. I took lots of things that I don't use and don't want anymore. But of course, I came home with a few things that other stampers didn't want anymore!!!
I thought this stamp was so funny .. and it was only $2.00!!
I wanted to see how the image looked so I stamped it 4 times on plain white card stock using 4 different colors and types of ink. As long as I did that, I thought why not make up some cards?? I got out some Tim Holtz paper, distress inks, my sponge applicator, and various embellishments. Here are the results!!
I really like how using the distress inks and sponge applicator work to soften, and in this case age, the image so that it looks good on the background papers I chose.

Here are 2 more cards using my new/used stamp...
I'm really proud of myself for a couple of reasons..
- I used the stamp I bought right away instead of putting it away with my other lonely stamps that haven't been used yet
- I used some of the Tim Holtz paper I bought months ago that has been sitting in the closet
- I used some embellishments that have also been left neglected in my enormous stamping supply stash

Now I need to get in my stash and use some of the other things that have been there for years!!!

1 comment:

Maggi said...

I need to use that stamp! What a hoot, and I would have bought it for full price!!!!