Friday, March 6, 2015

Doodling with Stamps





Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! This idea/technique is brilliant and so much fun! I first saw this technique on the February Paper Trey Ink release. Ashley Cannon Newell made this card. Honestly, I looked at what she made and looked at the stamp set she used...and didn't get it at all. It is unusual to be so stumped. I guess I wasn't the only person who asked "How did she create that card with those stamps?". She made a "Make It Monday " video to explain her idea and process. (Take a look here.)
I always like to try out a new technique by recreating the original look as closely as possible...it simplifies the learning process for me. Once I have the technique down, then I start experimenting. I have a stack of stamps I want to try this with! For this card I used Paper Trey Ink's Rosie Posie stamp set with Distress inks. "Hello There" is from Stampin' Up! and is embossed with black embossing powder.

Paper Trey Ink "Make It Monday" videos have a challenge associated with them, and you can see how other people are using the technique. Want to find some more inspiration? Scroll down to the end of the post and start looking at all the fabulous cards!