I saw this kit on CraftTV weekly (the scrapbook lounge) demonstrated by Tricia at clubscrap, and I thought "How flippin cool is that!" So, I mentioned this to my DH as a possible Christmas present! Guess what I got?
So, here I am, just dying to jump right in on Christmas day and start making stamps, but I had to wait for my company to leave before diving in. I'm also thinking to myself that there's no way that I'm ever going to be able to make a stamp like Tricia did. My doubting self decided that we would at least give it a try.
After two failed attempts at making a stamp, and using several four letter words that can not be typed here, I'm still thinking that this is never going to work for me....my talent and patience is at it's end! It's because I'm trying to create my own designs and it's not working, or maybe I missed a step in the directions...Have you ever had that happen to you?
Then I had happen to see this template in my paper holder and decided to give that a try. It's bold, it's paisley swirls, it would make a really cool background stamp! This time I read and re-read the directions to make darn sure that I followed everything to a "T"....guess what? It worked! I was so pumped! What's that quote? "You always make a rough draft before creating the final masterpiece.” In my case it was several rough drafts....LOL!
Here is the template and the negative I created to make my stamp: This is the actual stamp I made!
I have to tell you that I have to give this kit a two thumbs up! Even after all my goof up's, this is still something that works! You wont be a great stamp designer overnight or make the kind of stamps your used to, but this is sure fun to play around with. The kit comes well stocked with lots of pre-printed negatives and a cd with more images to use! What I like is the ability to be creative and this kit gives me the flexibility to make anything I want. Sometimes you need a specific stamp for your scrapbook layout or card and it doesn't exist....this gives you the ability to make your own!
This is the background I created. It's stamped in white craft ink and then embossed. I also did the direct to paper blue jeans technique.
Here is the card that I made with my background stamp.
Supplies: Main stamp image: TAC swirly gigs, sentiment from TAC live inspired Inks: Palette starry night, white craft ink Glaze gel pen
You can view and order the kit here and it also has a link to the Scrapbook Lounge, too.
I live in the Beautiful Pacific Northwest, Olympia Washington
I'm a collector of rubber stamps and clear stamps and well, just about any stamp will do! I have been married to my Husband Bob for over 25 years and we love the outdoors. Our children Noah and Chloe, are Alaskan Malamutes with huge hearts and plenty of personality and attitude!