Wednesday, March 12, 2008

MORE OF OUTLINES STAMPS

Here are two more cards I made with images colored in while I was in NC. They both are stamps from Outlines Rubber Stamps. So far I have only used my images from them to color. IN the future I hope to shoe you some other ways to use them.

I'm sorry that my little snail looks crooked. In real life she is straight; I promise. I just didn't do a very good job of scanning and cropping. I used a combination of Copic and Prisma markers on both of these images.

I've never been very happy with the stamps that have a solid back with writing etched in (like the Happy Birthday tag on the snail card). The writing never seems to show up well. What I tried here was stamping the image with craft ink and then embossing it with clear embossing powder. I really like the way it turned out. I think it is much clearer.

I'm really liking having all these images colored in advance and then just waiting to be made into cards. I need to remember this trick.

2 comments:

Lee said...

Absolute cuteness!!! I love the crimped piece! The snail is darling......and you're right.....the embossing with the sentiment stamp looks great!!

Susan said...

Suzanne, these are both such cute cards! I like how you made the happy birthday tag too - must try that one day. I tend to avoid the solid background stamps as well.

Thanks for your comments on my blog and yes, go ahead and use the stained glass window pic. I'm flattered that you want to! It wasn't my original design (it came from a CM workshop) but I altered the sketch to suit my photo.