Tuesday, June 16, 2009

TIPsy Tuesday - New Life for Old Stamps

We could also call this New Life for Old Blog post. ha!

I posted this photo and idea very early in the blog but I liked it so much (and I have been really busy) that I thought I'd capture it under a TIPsy Tuesday.

Stamps like anything decorative can be trendy and go out of style or you can just plain get tired of them. This chick is from a relatively old set -circa 1998 - called Funky Favorites. I bought the set mainly for some of the other images. I didn't have any idea what I might do with this chicken. Inspiration struck when I saw the idea of repeating images stamped in a dark neutral on various solid colored backgrounds - sort of an Andy Warhol like.

As well as giving your old stamps a little action, it is also super fast because you are using the same color of ink for all your repeating images. You could use this idea with scraps making several cards in different color palettes. Just keep your neutral ink the same and get a variety of looks.

Another feature of this card is the 'ribbon.' It is really a strip of fabric.

So rummage through those old sets and see how lively they can be.

Ingredients: Stamps by Stampin' Up! Funky Favorites, Words are Acrylic Stamps (source unknown)
Ink: Walnut by Ranger, Ruby Red by Stampin' Up!
Striped Paper by My Mind's Eye

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