My first project is also an entry for the Sweet Stamp Shop ‘Use What You Have Challenge – #20’. The challenge is to use your neglected stash, thinking outside the box and using it in a way that doesn’t seem obvious.
So I used the witch stamp as a cute little schoolgirl for this card…
You’re Totally Amazing:
It was easy to mask off the top of her witch hat – without the point it looks like a sweet straw hat, especially coloured yellow! To colour the stamp I heat embossed the image with black ink and clear embossing powder, then coloured it in with watercolour paints. Bonus points for me because I used a super old puffy flower sticker on here, that I bought years ago!
I also used the stony road from ‘Speedy Greetings‘ and the arrow from ‘Made By #2’ for detail along the base of the card. For another way to use a stamp set differently, I used a small outline triangle stamp from ‘Triangle Style’ to make a few 6-pointed stars, stamped with red ink onto yellow patterned paper, and added to my background! The sentiment uses parts of stamps in ‘Made By #2’ and the word amazing from the ‘Triangle Style’ set:
I also used this set, along with the witch, in my next project, a halloween layout…
This page is about a fun party my friend held for Halloween last year – the photos are some that I posted on Instagram at the time.
For the witch here I heat embossed her onto black paper using clear ink and white embossing powder, so she looks classy and party-like. I couldn’t resist adding a little gold bow to her hair too:
I used the ‘Triangle Style’ set to give impact to my journal spot (which was a piece of ledger paper from a Pebbles Basics paper pad). I randomly stamped different sizes and patterns of triangles at the top and bottom, pointing to my journaling. I stamped some with black and some with orange ink, and overlapped a few of them too. With a couple of enamel/candy dots, and two resin triangles added, it means my journaling is a focal point for the page:
The final project I have to show you today is also for Halloween, but using non-traditional colours, as this card is pretty pink, blue, and yellow…
I’m going to give this to my daughter for Halloween, she loves this holiday and starts asking months in advance whether it’s time yet! The umbrella and raincloud on here are by Freckled Fawn, I included them on this card as it’s rained every time we’ve been trick-or-treating so far, fingers crossed this year will be dry! The word epic is from the ‘Starts Here’ stamp set, and yep, you’re special is from ‘Made By #2’.
So there we go, I’ve been getting my stamp on! Now I need to do some pumpkin carving, I’ve bought a couple so I can try one with a picture instead of a face this year – something new for me! The other one will have the scary face as usual though! And of course we’ll be going trick-or-treating and having fun. Do you celebrate Halloween?
P.S. If you missed my giveaway see it HERE!