Monday, April 13, 2009

Miss Stamp a lot!

Been stamping a lot the past few days. The first Hero Arts challenge I ever joined was to stamp on something other than paper. I was thinking of a new way to stamp and I remembered reading something from a magazine way back which talked about faux wax seals using hot glue. I had some colored glue sticks on hand so I gave it a try. At first I was afraid, I was petrified (lol... don't be shy to sing along)... to use the stamps on hot glue for it might melt the clear stamps. But then I tried it. The technique is to dab the stamp with some ink first before setting it on the blob of hot glue. I waited for the hot glue to cool down a little bit (about 20-25 seconds) before actually stamping it, but make sure it doesn't cool completely or you won't be able to get the image stamped correctly. When it was cooled, I cut the image to its shape. I also stamped the sentiment on hot glue and highlighted the words with white paint.
I also stamped on acetate which was first colored with alcohol inks for my other non-paper element. Here's a closer look at the stamped flowers (the bottom flower is the one stamped on acetate and the top flower is the one stamped on hot glue):
For the second card, I stamped on acetate again. This time the whole card itself is an acetate, embellished with acetate flowers. This was based on Card Postioning System's Sketch 110.
And last but not the least... my take on Card Patterns sketch #9:
The sentiment "Just for You" is from the Hero Arts All Occasion Stamp set which I stamped on a KI Memories chipboard sticker. Sorry for the poor photos. I only scanned them since the CF card slot on the camera broke. Huhuhu. :'(

Oh and just a reminder, you still have until Wednesday, April 15, midnight to join my blog candy here and to avail of the 10% discount from my TSYS shop. Hope everyone will have a great new week ahead!


1 comment:

Benga said...

lovely cards! very inspiring! it has been ages since I last created one, thanks for the inspiration :)