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Ever find yourself wishing you had a stamp to match a similar one. Or maybe you’ve dreamed up a stamp and its not even on the market yet. Today I’m going to show you how with a supply of your favorite stamps and some scrap paper, you’ll be able to create your own custom stamps with no stamp surgery involved. Take a peek at my layout and you’ll see running down the left side are three stamped postcard images that I created with the Stampendous Butterfly Post stamp and a handful of other favorite Stampendous images. The Butterfly Post in its unaltered state can be seen on the right hand corner.
I LOVE the butterfly postcard image as it is, but I was wanting to have a collage of different postcard images on the layout. Since I didn’t have any other postcard images, it was time to get creative. Here’s how you’ll do it.
- Stampendous stamps (Butterfly Post, Cling Botanical Daffodil, Cling Lone Bird, Perfectly Clear Charm Collection, Perfectly Clear Nest Egg, Carte Postale, Cling Blossom Spray, Cling Fall Tendril)
- Stampendous glitter/embossing powder (Crystal Glitter, Gold Halo Glitter , Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel, Aged Gold Embossing Enamel)
- Bazzill cardstock
- Kreaxions Punch #304
- Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Tea Dye, Antique Linen)
- EK Success typewriter stickers
1. Using your favorite ink, ink up just the edges of the stamp. You’ll see I also included some of the text and images on the stamp. I wasn’t overly concerned with it because I was going for that vintage look. Watercolor markers or the new Distress Markers would make inking up select areas of your stamp super easy! Once your stamp is inked up, stamp it on your cardstock.
2. I went ahead and colored the image using a technique I’ve heard referred to as Sepia Stamping. Basically its pulling ink from your stamped lines. Use a wet paintbrush and run it along your stamped image. The color will lift up and bleed onto your cardstock like watercolors. You may have to experiment with cardstock to find one that works the way you wish.
3. Now you need to create a mask. Stamp your image onto a piece of scrap paper. Using a craft knife, carefully cut the image out. You will be left two masks. One is the actual stamped image and the other is the outside remaining area. Save both pieces because you’ll need them.
4. Line your outer mask over the stamped outline that you previously stamped. With it in place, ink up one of your favorite images that you want to place in your postcard and stamp. You have just created your own custom stamp image!
5. To create the collage effect where the postcards overlap, you’ll need to do some more masking. Using the other mask, place it over your stamped image. Ink up the outside edges of the stamp as we did in step 1 and stamp. Continue on with all the steps to fill the postcard with more stamped images. Be sure to leave the mask in place over the stamped image to protect it.
Here is the finished collage effect. I sprinkled a variety of Stampendous embossing powders on the layout and heated from underneath.
Here is a peek at the original stamped image, Butterfly Post. I stamped an extra butterfly, cut it out and covered it in Stampendous Crystal and Gold Halo glitters.
Congratulations! Our lucky winner is jengd. jengd has won the Butterfly Post Cling and Charm Collection Perfectly Clear Set from Stampendous! Due to shipping restrictions, all winners must have a US/APO/FPO mailing address. Please be sure to contact Susanna Boyd within 30 days to claim your prize and be sure to provide your shipping information so we can get that package out to you! And thank you to EVERYONE for playing along!