Tuesday 6 December 2011

So Many Ways to Use One Stamp

Hi Bloggers,

Today is the day of my first TV show for Creative Expressions on Create & Craft. I'm on Dawn Bibby & Friends 2pm till 4pm and 7pm - 8pm. I'll be showcasing Tatty Button Christmas Stamps and CD. Hels Sheridan will also be there demonstrating Studio 490 stamps and paper board. Hope you can join us.

So, today I thought I'd show you some different ways that you can use the Tatty Button Christmas Bauble Stamp. This is quite a long post so you may want to grab a cuppa. I'll start with this card -

I stamped the image in Jet Black Archival and embossed in Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I stamped the image again onto some spare card and then cleaned the stamp and blotted it dry. Going back to the first image, I coloured it using a mix of Matt and Mica Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks. I cut the image out and went around the edges with a black promarker.

I created the background by dusting some card with my anti-static mat. Then I stamped the bow from the Tatty Button Christmas Accessories 2 set randomly all over the card in Perfect Medium. I embossed the images with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I then covered the whole area with Spun Sugar Distress Stain. The embossed images acted as a resist.

I cut a border from some pink card using the Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Edgeabilities die set.

I dyed some Ivory Vintage Ribbon with Spun Sugar Distress Stain. I dried it with my heat gun and then tied 2 messy bows with 3 lengths of the ribbon and I ruffled some more ribbon onto a strip of white card.

Using the spare stamped image, I cut the outside edges off and the bauble top leaving a mask to cover the Tatty Button Angel. I placed the mask over the angel and secured with a little masking tape rolled up underneath. I used card rather than a post-it as sometimes the ink bleeds through a post-it.

Then I inked up the visible sections of the stamp with Jet Black Archival, removed the mask and then stamped. I embossed with clear powder. I then stamped the text from the Tatty Button Text 2 set in Jet Black Archival centering it inside the bauble. I embossed in clear again. I then cut the bauble out.

The card was assembled as shown and I added some 'string' to make the bauble hang with a fineliner pen.

In this card I have masked the stamp as in the first card and then I have stamped the top of the Tatty Button Snowman stamp.

After colouring in the snowman and the bauble top I cut the image out and went around the edges with a black promarker. I added some spots of glue using my Quickie Glue Pen and sprinkled on some Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Crystal Glitter.

The background was made using Adirondack Alcohol Inks. I cut a square piece of acetate and added Pool, Stonewashed and Eggplant Alcohol Inks to a clean felt on my Applicator Tool. I blotted my acetate with the Applicator Tool re-inking when necessary. I then stamped a couple of stamps from Sam Poole's Winter Wonderland set from Creative Expressions in Jet Black Archival. I gave it a couple of minutes and then rubbed off the Archival Ink with a tissue.

I put a dot of Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue in each corner on the back of the acetate and popped on to the white card. I put another dot of glue on the front in each corner and added a blue glass glintz.

Finally I added a messy bow of Sulphur Blue Vintage Ribbon.

Here's another way you can use the stamp -

For this card I stamped the bauble 3 times in Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured them all in with Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks. I then cut the bauble and halo away from all of them and went around the edges with my black promarker.

The background squares were created by putting squares of white card through the Couture Creations Drink Me Embossing Folder. I then inked the raised areas with Dusty Concord Distress Ink using Cut & Dry Foam.

The sentiment is again from the Tatty Button Text 2 set and was stamped in Jet Black Archival and embossed in clear powder. It was cut out using a Spellbinders Double-Ended Tag die and was inked with Dusty Concord while still in the die. I added a couple of faux pearls made with Cosmic Shimmer White Pearlescent PVA.

I assembled the card as shown and did a bit of faux stitiching around the edges with an Inkssentials White Pen.

Finally, you can remove a bit more from the image and then Tatty is suitable for a birthday card -

Fairly simple this card but it does show that stamp can be used all year. As usual I stamped with Jet Black Archival and embossed in clear powder. I coloured with Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks. The papers are from the Wild Rose Studio Milton Paper Pack. The flowers are made from the Spellbinders Rose Creations die set and I inked through the die with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. The sentiment is from the Creative Expressions Flutter Florals stamp set.

You can also use the stamp to make wrapping paper and as a gift tag using the method in the first card. You can either stamp a sentiment in the middle, write a message or add any image you like to your bauble.

Such a versatile stamp.

I'm sharing this with Make It Monday #66

Hope you've enjoyed this marathon post!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and read.



  1. Fantastic cards, have fun today - you will be great! :) xx

  2. Very pretty!!! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM. The more comments left, the greater your chance of winning! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  3. Julia, these are all so FAB! I love the variety!

    Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x

  4. great cards, i came over from mim x

  5. Hey hun... was lovely to meet you today and to share our "first timer" experience with you... your cards are amazing and look ever prettier in real life... photo's just never do them the right justice do they!!
    Hope to see you again soon ... hugs xx


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