Monday, 14 January 2013

Stamping with dies

I took upon another challenge within the 75 Creative Challenges Week in the Moxie Fab World. The toughest one, just for my amusement. Stamping with a Homemade Stamp. Hmm.
It took many attempts and half a day, to come up with something I'm satisfied with. Before I settled down for my final choice, I tried chipboard shapes, kitchen utensils and buttons. The latter were perhaps the brightest idea, although I was fussy about the kind of ink I'm using on them. I found that in general, pigment inks with soft sponge give the most even coverage.

My choice of a home-made stamp is a cutting edge of a steel die. Provided that there's a decent ink coverage (not as easy as it seems!) on all the edges, and the impression is done with a firm and steady hand, I must admit that I'm quite taken with the results.
I used the Twiggy Tree die from Memory Box, along with Memento Nautical Blue ink.

I embellished my tree with some light green rhinestones (Kaisercraft) and finished the card with the sentiment from WPlus9 (Filigreed Frames).
This terrific layout is courtesy of the super-talented Laurie of Retro Sketches rs#46, and I thought I'd also play with one of the the long neglected colour challenges, PDCC164.


Hope it tickles :) See you tomorrow, I hope!


  1. This is so beautiful. Love your color choices.

  2. You are amazing! Love the color combo, too.

  3. I love how the die-as-a-stamp looks! The color blocking is fantastic, too. Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

  4. Who would have thought you could use a die to stamp? Not me, that's for sure. Love that you experimented and came up with this beauty. Thanks for joining us at retro sketches!

  5. Oh wow, what a neat effect! This was definitely a successful experiment, I'd say! Thanks for playing along with as at The Play Date Cafe!

  6. Great card...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  7. Hey Chupa! Thanks for linking this up to the Stamp with a Homemade Stamp Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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