Stamps are truly one of the most versatile supplies out there. You can use them for so many different types of projects and on all sorts of surfaces. We are spotlighting our new Summer Soul Stamps today, and our Pocket Chicks, Betsy Veldman and Jing-Jing Nickel are sharing the clever ways they've used these fun and graphic stamps.
Summer Soul by Betsy Veldman
Betsy says, "I used the Summer Soul stamps to create some felt and canvas embellishments for my page. A little tip for using stamps with fabric -- instead of stamping directly onto the fabric, stamp onto iron-on transfer paper (the kind you would use in your printer) and then use an iron to transfer the image onto the fabric. The images come out much crisper and brighter than stamping directly onto the fabric. It won’t work with word stamps since the image is reversed, but it’s great for images! I layered my fabric circles over felt and stitched around the edges, then frayed them a bit for a little extra texture.
I created the canvas tape using the same iron-on method. I simply stamped a row of the wave image onto transfer paper and ironed it onto a strip of canvas fabric.
For my title, I heat embossed the 'Summer Soul' title with white embossing powder, cut it out and stitched it to a piece of canvas. Again, I frayed the edges for more texture.
For the background, I stamped the starburst image and heat embossed them with white powder. I used some spray mists to achieve the 'tie-dye' effect. The embossed designs resist the mist, letting them pop!"
Summer Soul by Jing-Jing Nickel
Jing-Jing explains, "In this layout, I used two of the stamps from the Summer Soul collection. One was an obvious choice for the title of the layout.
Then I cut out a scalloped border with my electronic die-cut machine. I stamped the sunburst onto each of the semi circles as shown, and then I added buttons to accessorize.
Another way you can achieve the same look is stamping the sunburst onto paper, punch out the circles, cut them into semi-circles and assemble them for a border."
Way cool ideas, huh? We're so glad you could join us again today. Please come back again on Friday when Ronda Palazzari visits the Fancy Pants Designs blog as our guest!