Monday, October 12, 2009

This stamp...

is not just for journaling...


The October Addict kit contains this fabulous Teresa Collins Sports Edition calendar stamp that is so fun and versatile...





of course you could use it on your layouts to record the date of the event that you are scrapbooking about....I thought I would show you another idea that I had for this stamp; a card!


You'll need to gather a few supplies:

you'll need an acrylic block; this is a cling mount stamp, so it just sticks to the acrylic for easy use, placement and cleanup! You'll need some ink...I love Memento and Versafine inks... You'll also need cardstock for your card and I used a large scallop circle punch.



I stared out by trimming a piece of kraft cardstock to fit the front of my card. I then inked my image with Versafine ink and stamped it all over my cardstock piece....notice how I put an extra piece of paper behind my project so I could stamp off the page...helps with keeping things clean and giving your card a random image look.



I then trimmed a a piece of black cardstock to the exact card front size and then trimmed down my stamped sheet to fit on top of it. I stamped the image one additional time on a scrap piece of the same kraft cardstock. I cut out this stamped image. I punched out the scalloped circle from black cardstock and mounted the cut out stamped image to the top of it. I used some foam tape to pop up my layered image from the card. I added the sentiment (which was printed onto the same kraft cardstock) to the card; inking the edges of it and my entire card.
I finished the card off by writing the month, year, and circling the date of the birthday on the image. I then added some additional random red circles on some of the background stamped images as well.....



as you can see....this stamp can be used for more than just your scrapbook pages...it would totally make a great holiday card stamp too...done with Christmas circled on the image...and a cute No Peeking type of sentiment....

I hope you'll be inspired to look at this stamp in a whole new way...

Happy crafting....Lynda

5 comments:

Nicole said...

Super cute idea, Lynda!!

I AM A Scrapaholic said...

Lynda this is so creative!!!

dstandard said...

How cool - love this!

Sandi said...

FABULOUS!!!!!!

Digi Kitty said...

This is neat! I like your cards on here--very good.
We have a challenge going on this week with a FREE digi stamp this week. Hope you can join us.

Digi Kitty
www.thedigikitty.blogspot.com