Monday, August 20, 2012

Tips & Tricks - August 2012

Today  I want to talk about using some of the larger DeNami stamps using the same technique that I showed you in my  very first Tips & Tricks post where I changed up my sentiment. I can't say that I'm frugal, but I do try to make the most out of all my purchases. This little hobby of ours can get quite out of hand price wise as we all know too well!

I love the large images because I can take portions of them and still come up with a darling focal point to fit my card no matter the layout. Sometimes you have room for the whole stamp...sometimes you don't. Why am I suddenly craving a Mounds candy bar??? Aaakkk! ;) Large stamps are like a 2 in 1. On this card I simply used 3/4's of the large brushed hibiscus stamp. It still draws your eye and makes you think hibiscus flower, but doesn't over take the card.
This is the card I made for DeNami's summer themed blog hop a while back. I used the right hand side of the winter tree to make a little summer scene. I simply masked it off using tape, inked it up, pulled off the tape and stamped.
Don't be afraid of those larger stamps, there's always a way to make them work for your project!

I hope I was able to give you a little inspiration to try something new. Take your stamps in a whole new direction...who knows what you'll be able to come up with, but I bet it's going to be great!

I'd love to see what you've come up with so be sure to let me know! Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. I'll have to keep this technique in mind while I am thinking up a card. Very cool!! And I love your hibiscus card!

  2. I really love this, and I never think to do it myself. I need to change that right now! I LOVE when I see large images used this way! *trying to make a mental note to try this soon*