Friday, April 24, 2009

Something different

Okay, so as I said earlier that I submitted 3 cards for the Stampsmith DT call and was on a card making kick today :)!  This card isn't one of the one's I submitted, not to worry :p!  With the cards I did submit though, I tried out a new style/kind of stamp for me...I used picture stamps and let me tell you I had a lot of fun using them.  The other thing that is different is that I used those prima flowers that EVERYONE has been using since they came out, but I just wasn't ever a huge fan of them. So, again I thought I would step outside my comfort zone and use them on some cards that I made today :D! 

One tip that I have to give to you all if you do try out the picture stamps, you need to have a flat surface and I found that using vellum was the best thing to use.  I tried the SU "Very Vanilla" cardstock, with that I couldn't get a clear image.  Here is what I did after several attempts of stamping these images out, I used a K&Company 12*12 pad of designer paper on my table. I then put the vellum on top of the pad, and then had very litte trouble stamping out the images that I wanted :)!  I also noticed that the ink also mattered as well, I used Archival and found that to be the best...but to each their own when it comes to inks etc.
Here is another little trick I used, I stamped out this image onto Vellum using the Large rectangle Decaled Nestabilities and then I cut out another decaled rectangle piece of SU "Very Vanilla" cardstock. Then I used my super duper spray on adhesive on the stamped image, and attached it to the same sized piece of "Very Vanilla" cardstock. I did this so my image would be easier to see, where as if I didn't use the Very Vanilla I think it would have been harder to see the image.  I also cut out another black decaled piece of cardstock, then attached my stamped image onto that piece of black cardstock but made it sort of look like I had cut a window in my card.  
Thanks for stopping by, hope you had the same beautiful day we had here...I was able to hang out 2 loads of laundry today and the kids played outside for hours :)!  Gotta love this warmer weather, but shhhh...don't want to jinx it :p!