Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Monday, January 14, 2013

Oh hello!

Hi there!  I have the neatest thing to show you!  I created a back ground for my card today using the actual whole stamp pad as the stamp!!  I saw this done recently and couldn't wait to try it!  Take a look a this:

What do you think?!  Is that not the coolest thing?  I just flipped the pad upside down on the paper and gently pressed down around the edges.  When you pick it up it leaves a splotchy, worn looking imprint!  You can vary this by adding more or less pressure.   So cooool!  I stamped the sentiment directly onto the paper and then stamped the flower and cut it out using the Big Shot Oval die.  It is retired now, but has been replaced by the new Oval framelits.

I love that the ink left a slightly raised edge.

Close up of the flower image!  I used markers straight to stamp to color it.

Stamps: Oh hello
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey and Very Vanilla
Ink: Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green and Wisteria Wonder
Punches and Dies: Oval Big Shot Die (retired)
Extras: Rhinestones

This is a quick, simple card that offers a lot of bang for the buck!  If you haven't tried this technique you definitely should!!  I plan to use it a lot!  

I hope that you are having a great day!  I will be back soonest with more to share!


Jackie said...

How cool is this?!! I may have to give this a try at an upcoming workshop...TFS!!!

Pam said...

Very cool!!!! I like the look.

Athina said...

Very cool AnnMarie! I will have to try this!

Margaret said...

What a fabulous idea and so creative! Love the flower too.

Margaret said...

OK...Once again I find myself looking at something on your blog and going...DUH!!! Why didn't I think of this?!
Super awesome effect and so simple! I am curious whether you have tried both the older and new style pads with this technique.