Tuesday, May 17, 2011

TIPsy Tuesday - To Cut or Not to Cut


"Create a stamped border" is the challenge for this month's Scrapbook Stamping class by Nichol Magourik at Two Peas.  Nichol's examples have been using a lot of word stamps.  Most of my word stamps - well, all of them almost - are geared toward card greetings. Yet some like this one from Cloud 9 are great for a scrapbook page.  In this case it is the perfect saying for friends who have relocated across country.


The real challenge was how to stamp the greeting in multiple colors across a border rather than in a group as is shown below on the acetate sheet.  This stamp started out as one text stamp.  After several tries with markers, masking, a little cursing and near tantrum throwing.  I finally reached for the scissors and cut it up.  I've done this before but very reluctantly.  I was particularly uneasy this time because some of the script words overlapped the block print and I wanted them in two colors and markers just weren't taking on this type of clear stamp.

I was very pleased with the results!  It still took a couple of tries to get a satisfactory stamp and have everything placed where I wanted but was sooo much easier!



Have you cut up a clear stamp before?  I wouldn't recommend chopping up your favorite, irreplaceable stamp but you might give it a try the next time you want to get something in multiple colors and markers don't work.  Or if you are going for a different arrangement than the stamped image intended. It is just one more way to make the very flexible stamp work for you.

More notes about this page:

The page is also for the Scrapbooker's Anonymous challenge to use stamps to create your own designer paper.  The zebra paper is stamped in black ink, clear embossed on white cardstock.  I'm not that much of an animal print person so I don't typically have animal print papers in my stash.  Actually, do they make animal print papers?  Probably, a little animal print can be a lot of fun in fabric so it would be in paper, too.

There are two stamped flowers on each end of the border, the stamped border and...



In honor of the kitty, I stamped a border around the top of paw prints to add a little more embellishment.


Thanks for visiting today!

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Cats by Inkadinkado; Birthday greetings by Cloud 9; Flowers by Autumn Leaves
Ink: black, Chesnut Roan, Amber Clay by Colorbox; Dusty Durango by Stampin' Up!
DSP:  Creative Memories
Stickers:  American Crafts and Basics collection by Basic Grey

12 comments:

  1. Oooh. I love that animal print stamp and the added touch of the paw print.. so fun and unique.
    Thanks for stamping and playing with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous. =)

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  2. I love your page. I'm just itching to get my stamps out again now.

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  3. I would have never guessed that the zebra print was stamped! Great job with the challenge. Hope to see you again over at Scrapbookers Anonymous!
    Lydia

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  4. Nothing I love better than an animal print, and you have used it well. Thanks for playing along with Scrapbooker's Anonymous!!!

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  5. Wow, I would have never guessed the zebra print is a stamp! It looks great, would you mind letting me know who makes it? This is fabulous! Thanks for joining in the fun at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!

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  6. Totally in love with that zebra print stamp!!! It looks awesome!!
    The text stamped border is fantastic too!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Sctapbookers Anonymous!!

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  7. Wowzers... I would never guessed the zebra print is a stamp! ..flawless...It looks really great!!!This is fabulous! Thank you so much for joining in the fun at Scrapbookers Anonymous!... Hugs...xoxo

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  8. great job with this challenge. I love you page!
    Eli SA
    http://scrap-colors.blogspot.com/

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  9. love the animal stamp and how brave are you cutting a stamp! thanks for joining us at Scrapbookers Anonymous

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  10. What a great idea using your stamp like that, fab LO. Thanks for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous.xx

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  11. Loveeeeeeee this! I love love love this! I loveeeeee the photos and the animal print paper! Thanks soooooooooo much for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  12. I really like this! The paw stamp is soooo perfect with the kitty pic.

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