Showing posts with label rubber stamps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rubber stamps. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Inkling: moving in circles with StampingGear

I used to love playing with Spirograph. Do they still make that toy? The one where you can draw all kinds of cool circles that create designs? Well, I got to test out a new craft supply called StampingGear and it took me back to those fun days.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sew and Tell: stamped fabric pillow

Last week, I posted about some fun stamps I tried out. 

On one of the projects, I used craft paint and stamped some plain white canvas fabric. I mentioned that I planned on making a pillow out of the stamped fabric. Since I received some requests to see the finished pillow, I thought I’d better bust out the sewing machine.

For some reason, I couldn’t decide how I wanted to make this pillow. The stamped fabric was very bright and cheery and since my projects usually have more of neutral or pastel palette I may have been on sensory overload. I should have stepped away and stared at a beige wall or something but I persevered!

I ended up choosing some pink coordinating fabrics to use as a top and bottom border for the pillow.

And since I was working outside my usual color box, I decided to go crazy and add a bright green ribbon to the pillow.

Not at all what I first intended to make but it was fun creating something so bright and cheerful. 
{ Watch for that pretty pink bird in the photos to make a starring appearance in a future craft }

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Inkling: inkadinkado stamps

Inkadinkado has come out with a new line of beautiful stamps and I couldn’t wait to try them out in non-traditional ways.

The wood stamps showcase three big time designers in the paper crafting world: Brenda Walton, Susan Winget and K&Company. I used the dragon fly stamp to create this votive.

I stamped the image on white tissue paper and Mod Podged the paper onto a glass votive. Once the Mod Podge was dry I used a little glitter paint to give each dragon fly a touch of  iridescence. One more coat of Mod Podge sealed the deal.


For my second project, I wanted to break out of my neutral shell and go bold with color. With summer around the corner I thought these butterflies stamped on fabric would make pretty patio pillows.
To stamp on fabric, I used craft paint that I dabbed onto the stamp with a foam brush. I heat sealed the images by ironing them but I may need to scotch guard the fabric for outdoor use. If you have any tips or suggestions, please let me know.

Thank you to EK Success Brands for letting me try out some of your new pretty stamps.

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EK Success Brands provided me with some of the supplies for this project but no monetary compensation was received.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Inkling: it’s a wrap – take 4

For my final holiday gift wrap idea, I wanted the package to have snowflakes that looked like they were falling.

I used my snowflake rubber stamps and stamped the snowflakes onto blue cardstock using silver ink. I taped a piece of string to each snowflake and then taped each string to the package. A contrasting blue grosgrain ribbon covers the tape.

When you pick up the package, the snowflakes sway back and forth.

Here's a recap of the four gift wrap ideas that I've shared.
Now, time to get wrapping!