Welcome to the last day of "use your stash" week. Today, we are tackling using those stamps.
I consider stamps to be the "gift that keeps on giving", you can use them over and over again, and they can go with any and every project. Since I have so many of them, I set out on a mission to see what I could do.
This is my stamp basket. These are just my acrylic stamps, and aren't they so organized??
The kit clubs that I belong to also contain stamps, so I get at least 2 new stamps a month. I am going to share with you some of the ways I have used stamps on some of my projects.
I am usually a bit of a chicken about stamping directly on my project. Usually to fix that, I stamp on seperate paper, and then add it to my project, like I did with the "details" accent at the top of this layout.
I decided to throw caution into the wind on this next layout, and create a background design using a small arrow stamp. It was super easy, and I felt very proud that I created this all on my own. :) I used a pencil and ruler to measure out where I wanted them to go, and then just stamped away. After the ink dried, I carefully erased the pencil lines.
Another way I like to use my stamps is to create a pattern on embellishments. I cut out some hearts using my cameo, and the large one I cut out of patterned paper. The smaller two were out of cardstock, so I grabbed one of my stamps and stamped a pattern.
In this next layout, which you've seen before (it was my Nov Gallery layout), I used the top part of a tag behind the top of my pictures, and I didn't want to not use the bottom part. When I put it on the layout it looked so plain, so I grabbed a stamp set and added the sentiment accross the bottom of the tag.
The lovely Christine sent along a handful of gorgeous cards with some amazing stamping to share. Take a look at she used the heck out of her stamps to create these amazing cards.
If that doesn't get you stamping, I don't know WHAT will! I hope you had as much fun as I did this week, and that you are inspired to use some of that stash we all seem to have. If you need some more reasons to get scrapping, there are a ton of challenge blogs out there that can those creative juices flowing. Here are a few of my favorites.
The English Geek-this one is near and dear to my heart because it's run by our own Amy Sorenson.