Saturday, 24 September 2016

Composing Your Own Stamp patterns.

How to use the cut up version of the Thoresby stamp

As I said before I designed this a stamp set to be cut to make your own patterns, many people including me have taken the easy route and kept it all together as a lovely big background stamp that works great as a palette stamp too.
Si I guess it is time to show you a project with it cut up as I originally planned. It is very tightly packed so just take you time and cut out the stamp using a pair of scissors.

I chose this group of 4 stamps to create the main feature piece for the front of a birthday card. This is when you have a good play, ink up your pattern and test it out. 
Move the pieces closer together or further apart swap and change them until you have a pattern you are happy with.

I wanted a softer piece for the background, so I created a new group and stamped a larger piece of card using second generation prints.

With my two pieces stamped I trimmed them down & began to add layers to make the front of a card.

I stamped the  sentiment using the same Sea Blue Pigment ink pad. I did a little spot embossing by added copper embossing powder just in a few areas of the stamped sentiment.
To mat the sentiment a used a large version of the Thoresby Pattern. This time stamped in Fore Brick pigment ink on a mottled cream paper.

 Front all layered up.

I have used the larger pattern to stamp this middle piece which will have the same colour paper layered in the middle BUT I decided to do the writing but before I glue it in! 
You can find the large Thorseby stamp HERE
And the pigment ink pads HERE 

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Lynnda xx


Elaine said...

Love the Fired Brick with the Sea Blue inks - great colour scheme and card too!

Michelle Howard said...

oh the possibilities xx

Christine Webb said...

Now I need another stamp just so I can cut one up and keep one whole!

Sylvia Ames said...

Fabulous card, the possibilities are endless when you can cut up a stamp and rearrange it xx