Monday, September 19, 2011

Putting to Work: My September Garage Sale Stamp Haul

I shared this haul of stamps from a garage sale last week:

And I quickly put them to work!

This was using the camera stamp, which I inked up with Archival black ink.  The {Picture Perfect} was a seperate stamp, which I inked with embossing ink and white powder.  I also used Archival black ink to ink up the separate letters for the me + you.  I put Glossy Accents in the center area to make it look like a lens.  Two separate circle punches created the lens rim, which I put foam stickers to make it pop out (sorry that you can't see it, but trust me, it looks so cool in person!)  I also added a clear gem and some black stickles for a bit of texture on the camera.

This one has kind of a vintage sort of feel to it, like some sort of 60s print in the paper.  I used this ribbon that I thought was kind of ugly, but it actually works here.  I'm really loving those two stamped leaves that were from a new Inkadinkado set that I scored from Marshalls (yes you read that right, Marshalls, not Michaels) for $1.99.  I punched a circle and used emboss gold powder for the word stamp.  A couple of gold pearlized pins (stuck in the 3D foam stickers to make it stay), and a flower and done!

The background on this card was stamped with Archival Brilliance ink in a shimmery blue with another piece from the Inkadinkado set.  I stamped a bird on to pale yellow cardstock, colored it in and jazzed up with some stickles.  If you can't read the stamp, it says "Some people pass through this world and leave it just as they found it...But people like you take the time to do the special things that make the world more Beautiful".

Another saying stamp "Life's moments are so precious...God gives them only One at time!"  Thank God for that, eh?  The background layer is kraft paper with Vintage Photo Distress Ink images stamped from 7Gypsies' Steampunk set.  The stopwatch in the lower right corner was cut out, then glossy accents in the center and stickles to outline.  A couple of metal clock pieces and a strip of lace from my friend's stash completed this card.

This card was so easy to do, but such an impact!  The center was one stamped image.  I used chalk to color after I had stamped it with Archival black ink.  The pearls are strung, cut to size, then glued down with glossy accents.  The center of the petunia is embellished with Martha Stewart Microbeads.

Hope you enjoyed these as much as I enjoy making them!  The {Picture Perfect} card and a couple of others that I haven't shown yet have sold [yay!].  I will post those soon :-)


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