Monday, August 27, 2007

Just 4 U

I was selected by Rubber Stamping Fun to receive a set of stamps and asked to create some cards with them. I was flabbergasted to begin with as I don't think my creations are worthy compared with most of the others I see and I can't even win a local stamping contest, so I was certainly surprised I was one of the chosen. I was allowed to select my set from about a dozen sets, which are rubber and wood mounted with foam cushioning.

I had a severe case of brain lock with this set of stamps. I think it's because I usually put the phrases INSIDE my cards-but if I did that with these stamps, how could I promote them? I wanted to do something off the wall compared to others choosing their image sets, but thought maybe I had made a mistake as I tried to come up with ideas. I tried a few typical things, such as using image stamps from various companies (which we had no restrictions on) but I felt that the stamps from Rubber Stamping Fun needed to be the main focus, so I started over and used a minimalist effect for the most part.

The phrases are very contemporary and by using papers, card stocks, punch outs, ribbons and the typical add ons we all have and going for a quick and non-fussy look, I came up with this card for my first try. I used a salad plate to form my half circle and just cut the circle in half and will use the other half later. A few layers under the stamped phrase and some ink distressing made the card go fast and I rummaged thru my stash for some twill ribbon bits and a button. This card would do well for young or old and either sex.

In the coming days, I will post another 7-8 cards made with this set of stamps (which had no name yet) and I will also have a photos of the stamp set front and back for you to check out. Please visit the stamp site either thru the above link or the link in my sidebar and see if they have anything to interest you. The sets that are being tested are NOT on the site yet, so be patient. There are also some gallery cards up for you to peruse.


2 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:55 AM

    Jan: Your card creation is AWESOME - love how the stamped words jump right out. Love the font this stamp used. Will be looking forward to your other creations throughout the week. I am also interested in checking out their website for current stamps. Thanks for sharing - You are one talented gal! Kadie from Madison

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  2. I really like this! I can't wait to see the rest!

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