That is a very unique stamp, I love it!Today we have a stamp background that I swoooooon over. The HOUNDSTOOTH pattern...it makes my heart skip! I have always loved color and pattern...and as soon as I started this company, I knew I would have to introduce pattern stamps one day. My strength is drawing...reading manuals and figuring out new programs is definitely a weakness for me. I like to learn as I go...it's the hard way, but that's how I roll.
So, I have the most amazing friend. We met when I moved to Arizona and I knew right away that we could have the kind of friendship that would last forever. I am talking about Karolyn Loncon. This person also happens to be an amazing designer with a great eye! We crop together every Tuesday...and on one of those Tuesdays, I asked her if she would like to give product design a try. I already knew that I loved her style...and I knew that she was a hard working gal...so she seemed to be the perfect person to help make my (patterned) vision come to life. She exceeded my expectations and designed SIX of the 20 new CHA releases.
Houndstooth is her first of the six stamps that I will share with you this month. Isn't it FABULOUS? You can stamp this in any ink color.
I promise to try and work on video tutorials, but until then, I'd like to offer up some tips of how to use this block of wonderfulness.
1. Twist the pad onto the stamp slightly to get into all of the grooves
2. Leave inked pattern facing up and press your paper onto it...use a brayer for even pressure
3. Ink your pattern stamp with a clear Versamark pad first...then apply ink...then press the stamp to paper. The Versamark helps the ink "stick" to the clear stamp
4. Don't fret if your impressions isn't perfect...it can look like a fabric...or you can cut the image down to use the more "perfect" part of the impression
5. Use scrap paper to "get to know" your stamps before you commit to your final project.
6. If you don't have a large acrylic block, don't worry...I leave my background stamps on the acetate sheet...it cleans off easily with baby wipes and it's not as bulky as a block
7. Use a mouse pad or magazine for a cushion.
8. Stamping should be fun, not frustrating, so try to enjoy the process
I have a Houndstooth stamp to give away...you know what to do :) (the winner will be posted in the morning)
Heather Campbell joins us today...it's the start of her guest designer month with us. I am SO excited!
Check out how darling this card is!!
...and this card is simply amazing. I love how the sentiment lines up to create a patterned backdrop. She used the bow from Spring Fling - LOVE!!
Like Heather, Teri also used stamps from Good Gab. I think I can assume that Teri used a circle mask to create this cool text effect...ahhhh, she is amazing!
Thanks so much for stopping by :)