Friday, 22 January 2016

Teeny tiny stamps

The stamps I've used for this card are little teeny tiny ones that, when I bought them, came on long wooden pegs. I think nowadays they are sold on acrylic ones and as unmounted stamps. Back when I bought them, the brans was called Rubberstamp Tapestry but now they are called, at least in the UK, Card-io and I think other brands now make similar things.

The idea behind them when I got them was to build up complex multi-coloured designs with them,  but last year when I visited the Make It show, there was a stall demonstrating the stamps, all stamped in black onto inked backgrounds, and they looked soooooooo effective!

I'm still digging out old stash and either setting it aside for storage or disposal or bringing it back into use, and these stamps definitely come into the "back into use" category! Instead of harsh black, I decided to soften the effect by using a brown ink - this also means I can join in the current colour challenge at Stampin' Royalty, although not being a very girly type I have very little in the way of pink supplies and this was the closest I could muster!



Liz said...

Great minds obviously think alike - I've got some of these on wooden pegs and got them out today ready to have a play to make a card for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge. I love the idea of inking the background before stamping. It looks really effective - love your beautiful card. xx

Barb said...

A really beautiful "girlie" card from you Jane hehe. Barbxx

Christi Conley said...

What a sweet card!! I have looked at those teeny stamps a million times - maybe I need to buy a set? Lovely design ~ xoxo