I will be the first to admit that I have been caught up in the digi stamp craze and for a moment took a step away from regular stamping, but then I came across a challenge site called "Fashionable Stamping Challenge" and thought I would brush off my clear and wood mounted stamps and see what I could do. I have a collection of wonderful stamps by Lynne Perrella that I go at the Stampington shop online and created some fun designs. I had forgotten what it was like to stamp and color so I thought I would share what I came up with.
Whimsical Altered Frame
for this frame I used Lynne's stamp Sweet Briar and colored it in using copic makers, Gecko Galz Image , "Dream" rubber stamp by Dawn Houser, Graphics 45 papers, wooden frame from Micheals, Mica Flakes by Stampendous, Stickles in Lagoon, Distress inks in Rusty Hinge & Vintage Photo, Staz On ink in Black, Pearl trim from Hobby Lobby, crochet trim from Hobby Lobby.
Lottsa Dots Card
I had alot of fun with this stamp and I used Lynne's "Remembrance" stamp and used Staz On black ink and stamped it on cream card stock. Once it was dry I colored in the stamp image with Copic markers ( I sprayed the image with fixative so there would be no bleeding, sometimes the alcohol in the pens react with the Staz On ink and you get a smear). The paper I used is specialty paper that I got at Texas Art Supply (they are on line as well) Vintage Photo ink by Distress Inks, Black wire edge sheer ribbons , red bling, copper brad by paper studios, and a watch hand by Tim Holtz (that actually spins).
Vintage Dreams Card
For this card I used Lynne's "Spring" stamp which I inked using my ink blending tool and Distress Inks in Rusty Hinge, Pine Needles, Vintage Photos. I also used bronze colored Stickles, olive green card stock, fun fall colored flower by Reflections, and the paper is hand made paper that I got at Texas Art Supply. I stamped the work Dream using Vintage Flower ink and the lady using Staz On in black.
I love this card and used Lynne's "Collete" stamp and colored in the background using my ink blending tool and picked raspberry & Lemonaid. Then I colored in the image of the girl using my Copic Markers. I love using copics because they blend so well so I blended the yellow and pink on the roses. I tore the edges then placed in on a piece of black card stock. I added a metal arrow piece into the right corner. and the paper I used was by Paper studio and added a cream pearl using a Viva pearl pen.
I had an amazing time creating these cards and hope this will inspire everyone to get out their fun stamps and make some cards!