Friday, December 16, 2011

Oldies But Goodies

When I think that we've been doing this Club Scrap thing for 150 consecutive months, it's pretty hard to believe. That's 150 themes, 150 paper collections, 150 art styles, 150 stamp sets, etc.

So, last night I didn't have to take Emily from point A to point B to point C, to point A. . . well, you get the idea. So I carved out a bit of time in my favorite room of the house--my craft room. (Which really needs a cleaning.)

We still have a few nifty stamps from past collections in our midst, so I thought I'd take some time to re-visit those and have some more fun!

This here is from "Wheel and Sprocket". Just sittin' here watchin' the wheels go round 'n round. . .
Stamped four times onto white stock with Lagoon, Leaf, Fuchsia and Sapphire inks. Matted with Expressions Blue and Blossom Green. Love the combo! Good card for a guy. Cuz guy have birthdays, too.

Then I grabbed my Retro Rhumba border stamp. It's gotta be one of my faves. You can use it as a "feature" image or as a background.

For this one, I just stamped it horizontally and vertically in black ink onto that pretty Blossom Purple. Good for a guy or girl birthday, don't you think?

Using the same stamp, only differently:

I did this one in three steps:

1. Stamp the image onto a white panel with Sandstone ink. (A very light shade of any ink will do. . . just so you can barely see the image.)

2. Color over the stamped lines with oil pastels. Use a paper towel, rag or facial tissue to blend in the oil pastels.

3. Stamp over the top of the pastels with the same image and black ink. I just used the left corner and bottom edge of the white panel to re-align my stamp perfectly.

Next, I went to Interior Designs. . . 

The unmounted sheet has this really pretty flower image. I trimmed out the flower and then used my craft knife to add some detailing. Maybe I can get Kay to take a photo this one because the scan just doesn't do it justice. (The "Happy Birthday" is from the Club Stamp Destinations Unmounted sheet.)

And this wood mounted stamp makes a nifty multi-colored background. A quote can then be added to the foreground in black ink.

I think this is one of my other favorites. I stamped the swatch/pin image onto white with Topaz, Sapphire, Ruby and Earth inks. I trimmed them out with a detail scissors and then crumpled them. Yep. . . just wrinkled and bent the heck out of 'em! Then, just attached to the panel with foam adhesive.

It's a pin-up! Love how that Gratitude Parchment paper (duplex) worked with the torn edge. A savvy postal worker might try to charge you extra postage for this one. . . but you've got him fooled. It's totally one dimensional.

Grab some of these nifty stamps while you can! They won't be around for much longer!

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