Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wohoo Wednesday - Stretch Your Stamps


Hi!

(So happy to find that this was chosen for the Quasar Award at Papercraft Star on 9/11/12)

I have a simple tip and trick on how to ink only part of your sentiment stamps without cutting them apart. Many times we have the perfect sentiment in our collections, but we only need to use part of it or maybe would like to use different colors to add visual interest. This really stretches the use of your stamps and no need to cut the words apart to achieve this goal.  It’s the perfect way to customize what you have.

Gather some well loved sentiment stamps!
You will need scotch tape, ink, and the item you are going to be stamping on. In my case, it’s a tag that I have created.
You are going to place a piece of scotch tape over the portion of the stamp you DO NOT want to ink up. This is a pretty neat trick to achieve only stamping part of your sentiment.


As you can see the left side with the ink pooling is the side with the Scotch Tape.

Be sure to pull the tape off before you stamp the image.
The cool thing about this technique is it allows you to mix fonts and sentiments from different sets to keep it interesting and get more bang for your buck!
Here is the completed sentiment tag! The edges have been distressed and the flower was stamped using the “Stamping Off” technique.

Here is a card I created using this fun sentiment tag!
Some close up details!

Hope you enjoyed this quick little tip! It’s a fun way to customize sentiments without cutting your stamps apart.

I am going to join this card over at Papercraft Star - Something Girly
Our Next Challenge 

and Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge.  All items created from the scrap pile from pervious makes.


Thanks for stopping by!
~Tammy~

31 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous creation! I love those sweet details, they are wonderful!

Susan Flynn said...

What a gorgeous tag Tammy and it just looks perfect on your darling card x

Deb Hickman said...

What a clever idea, I will be definitely trying this out !!!! The tag looks gorgeous on the card. Thanks for sharing. Deb x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the design and what a fab idea.xxx

Julie E said...

Such a "sweet" tag!
Okay, even your tape dispenser is sunny :>)

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card Tammy! Love that masking technique - and LOVE those buttons on the card!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what an awesome idea!!! and i just love how the tag and card came out! tfs!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

A very sweet card Tammy! Always love the way you incorporate fun buttons and twine.

Audrey Pettit said...

Great tip and trick, Tammy! And your card is soooo beautiful! Love the girly pink and love the doily and buttons. And your tag is just wonderful!

sandi said...

Oh yes, very sweet indeed!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What an awesome tip!!! I love it!!!! LOVING your beautiful card too!!!!! That tag is FABULOUS and loveeeeeeeeee the buttons!!!!

Debbie said...

What a great idea! Love the card!

Annette said...

that is so cool...i will have to try it...love all the pink and those added buttons are perfect...awesome card.

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful idea! I'm definitely going to use that technique! I love your sweet card! It's a perfect combination of papers, stamps and details to make it oh so girlie!

Bernie said...

Just Gorgeous Tammy! I've taped off portions of stamps before but never thought to mixing fonts. Fabulous idea.
Hugs
Bernie

Mary J said...

How very beautiful, Tammy! The buttons with the doily are so gorgeous together too!

Lisa said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card, Tammy!! I love the beautiful colors and the pretty doily!! Fabulous as always :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Colleen Dietrich said...

SUCH a sweet card, and helpful information, Tammy! Love all that pink!

Mrs A. said...

Thst is one super tip. Thanks for the info on how to do it. Hugs Mrs A.

Charlene said...

What a GREAT idea Tammy!! Love your beautiful tag too!! :-)

Sylvia said...

Such a fun and girly card, Tammy, love the bright pinks you used! so happy you joined us at the Papercraft Star for the "something girly" challenge.

Jocelyn Olson said...

What a great tip, Tammy. Your card is just darling--I love all the pink! It's amazing how you mixed all the pink patterns so well!

Di said...

Super tip Tammy - and what a stunning result. Love all the detail - it's absolutely beautiful. Di xx

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh, Tammy! FAB idea and your card is right up my alley! LOVE all the yummy pink patterns! And the doily! And the buttons!

Sherrie K. said...

Oh what a beautiful tag Tammy!! The colors are awesome and love the card:) The doily and buttons are darling:)
Sorry, it's been a while since I have commented...hoping to get back to things real soon. My daughters wedding is in 2 weeks and it is keeping me very busy right now so not a lot of time to blog or create :(
Have a great wknd!


Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Anita Rex said...

What a pretty card! So love all the shades of pink (much better than grey, lol!) I use the scotch tape trick all the time! Although lately I've started cutting them!

Ros Crawford said...

This is such a sweet girly card Tammy ... thanks so much for playing at Papercraft Star

Sleepy Stamper said...

Beautiful card Tammy! What a great idea to use tape. I tend to just use markers and sometimes find I have the pad in the color I want but not the marker. So this is one I will surly try:-) I love the bright colors and buttons to this card too. Thank you for sharing it with us over at the Papercraft Star!

Anitra

Emily Keaton said...

That is SO cute, Tammy! I love how you mixed the fonts and words. And those buttons and doily? Precious!! What a fun, fun card and so creative. :D

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Great tag/card and TIP. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, great, Tammy, now you tell me the tape trick after I've gone and cut my stamp!! This is a fantastic tip and you've made adorable cards!!

That was a nice rememberance of 9/11.

Hugs,
Darnell