Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Peg Stamps


My friend Betsy from our monthly stamp classes asked for my take on her new peg stamps.  The drawing on the packaging showed a wreath.  I used the Cricut to cut some scallop circles and stamped the images repeatedly around the edge. 

This is my first try on peg stamps.  So far, they aren't my favorites.  The designs are very small and you have to ink, stamp, ink, stamp a lot to get a design.  I think I prefer a little larger images.

Project Notes: 
  • The Accent Essentials cartridge for the Cricut has this scallop circle.  The stamped one is cut 3" and the larger one 3 1/4".  I used dimensionals to adhere the smaller one to the larger one.
  • The ribbon is threaded through holes made with the double horizontal punch from Stampin' Up!  If I were doing it again, I'd punch the holes first evenly spaced.  THEN I would stamp the flowers.  I kept thinking I was punching over some of my best flowers.
  • I did the stamping as the packaging suggested and stamped a leaf or flower, then rotated the peg stamp slightly and stamped again without reinking.
  • First I stamped the leaves in classic ink. Then I went over them with the flowers in craft ink and embossed to get more dimension.
  • The background for this card is stamped with one of my unmounted wheels.
All in all, I felt the results were pretty but tedious.  I have another one of these coming up later using a seashell version of the pegs.  What do you think of peg stamps?  Are there tricks that make them easier or styles of peg stamps you prefer?

Thanks to Betsy for loaning me this set.  It is always fun to experiement.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Waving Wildflowers from Rubber Stamp Tapestry; greeting from Kind and Caring Thoughts and background of Leaf Prints from SU!
Cardstock:  Lavendar Moon by PTI; Old Olive by SU!
Ink:  Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Regal Rose by SU!

2 comments:

  1. wow-you did a great job with the peg stamps-I own a couple of sets but have shied away from them

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