Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Stamp Yourself Silly!

We're stamping ourselves silly at
LITTLE YELLOW BICYCLE
 Did you know that Little Yellow Bicycle carries a wide variety of clear stamps?
Love large scripted words or typewriter font?
Then these are a must-have for your stash :)
For the assignment I chose to focus on stamping onto one of the new
Naturals elements from LYB...burlap!
 
Whenever using new clear stamps I like to practice a few times before stamping onto the 
desired surface.  Another tip is that I do not wipe off the ink before reinking to stamp the final image.
I find that a little ink 'build-up' gives a darker and more filled-in look.  

For this card, I used black Staz-On ink to stamp both the paper and the burlap heart. Staz-On ink
 is perfect for mediums such as canvas, cork, metal, etc. because it doesn't bleed. 

 It may be necessary to stamp twice on the burlap, but the great thing about a clear stamp
 is that you can see where you're stamping!    
You can also take a marker (of the same color) and fill-in any uninked areas if desired...
often times it looks great with a little of the background showing through though.  
After stamping, I clean the stamp(s) with a cleaning solution.

 LYB Products: 
FNG-304 6x6 Paper Pack
FNG-305 Paper Crafting Kit
FNG-279 Chipboard Shapes
NA-BSH30 Burlap Shapes - Hearts
CSS-104 Cling Word Stamps - Faith
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On another note!  I was invited a couple of months ago to share my craft space and
organization with Craft Storage Ideas Blog!  
 You've been invited into my laundry room...ummm crafty space :) 
 Hey, I can work on a project, swivel in my chair and fold towels without having to get up.
Works for me LOL!

Back tomorrow with some Bella Blvd ;)

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