Mixing stamps and punches
March 20, 2012
When I got some of these new acrylic stamps from Clear Scraps, I was really excited because I'm a card-maker and these will be an excellent addition to what I do. One thing I jumped on right away is that I have punches that coordinate with some of the stamp shapes. Some are a little bigger than the stamp images but that's OK - it just leaves me a little more room around the edge for inking and distressing.
Here I used the square stamp: Many Thanks.
I stamped it in "Gathered Twigs" distress ink and then inked around the edge of the square after I punched it out with my Marvy punch and distressed it with my Tim Holtz distress tool. This little "embellishment" costs me almost nothing but it's really cute on a card!!
I made 2 versions - on this first card, I already had an image stamped but it had no sentiment on it so I tucked this little sentiment square neatly into the existing flap of the tag and ta-da....a thank you card.
On this one that had been a birthday card (for a 10-year-old) originally, I covered over the original Happy Birthday sentiment with my newly stamped sentiment. Now the 1-10 words (in French) now support my "Many Thanks" sentiment. I even have a recipient already - a girl who does my taxes quickly and efficiently and even saying Thank You 10x is not enough, but it'll have to be a start.
I can't wait to get out my other stamps and my circle punches. I may have to invest in an oval punch for some of the oval stamps....Yay.
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