Wednesday, April 8, 2009

New Stamps using your Old Stamps

ok...I am hooked on stamps...I can spend hours looking at all the wonderful websites that have these gorgeous stamps. I am specially fond of the vintage, grunge, collage style ones. Love flourishes and the ephemera look.

But, unfortunately, it is just not practical to buy every one of them. I don't have the room and I don't have the money.

So there are many options to have new stamped images without having to clutter your craft room with new stamps. One that I really like is creating new images with your old ones.

I used these stamps.

and created these images..

Now for you to make these, you will need to create some masks. What is a mask? It's an image that you can use to protect a certain area from getting inked, or an image that you use to get a certain area inked. See Scrapperlicious for more on masks or Tim Holtz, for that matter. LOL

So just stamp the images you will use again...these were my masks. After I stamped them, I cut them out.

Here are the steps:

1) I stamped the flower with the Happy Spring text first.
2) Then I put the mask on top of it. Then I stamped the journaling circle on top of it, and added that mask on top of that.
3) Lastly, I stamped the flourishes. Depending on the look you are going for, you might want to lift the circle mask and stamp the flourishes on some of the edge of the circle.

Here is the result...

And here is the card I made using my NEW stamp...

As you see the sky is the limit... you can create many different images with the few stamps you might have at hand.

Next time you are bored with the stamps you have, try making new images with them. :) Enjoy!!!


PS...if you would like to purchase this card, please click HERE.


Lisa said...

This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I will have to give it a try.

Kris said...

Gorgeous card!!