Hello! I’m back with One Stamp Many Ways and sharing four projects today as part of this occasional blog series. I’m focusing on an empowering sentiment stamp this time from Tim Holtz’s Way with Words stamp set. It’s one of my favorite stamp sets. Clicking the blue words under the images will take you to the original posts (often a tutorial).
One Stamp Many Ways
When we buy stamps, or any art supplies, we want to get our money’s worth out of them. I hope this series demonstrates ways to use your stamps over and over again. There should be no doubt you can use one stamp many ways.
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Be an Individual
Let me show you four ways I’ve used that beautiful “Be an Individual” stamp. Keep in mind you can also use just parts of it for cards or on scrapbook pages. In other words, stamp the whole image, and cut out the parts you want.
First up, here’s a tag I made in May of 2015 that included layered stamping on one of Tim’s Sizzix dies. It’s the Chevron Framework Die and honestly, I’ve used it so many times I should probably make a “One Die, Many Ways” series. This tag also includes the little round tag from the Tiny Tabs & Tags.
Art Journal + Video
This art journal page is from August 2014 and it includes a step-by-step tutorial and a video as well, using Tim Holtz’s Blended Batik technique. If you haven’t tried it yet, please check it out. If you like stamping and embossing, you’ll love it. Follow me on YouTube for my next video if interested.
Next we have a framed piece I made for an auction my friend Jessica Sporn organized in 2014 after hundreds of young girls were kidnapped in Africa. The proceeds went to an organization called Girl Rising. I wish I could share a happy ending but I’m crushed to say that most of the girls are still missing. There aren’t words.
One of my favorites
Today’s last project is from 2013. It’s another tag, and also a favorite of mine. I love Distress Inks and the vibrant looks we can achieve with them. On this one I used that same stamp with two timeless Sizzix dies: Elegant Flourishes and Pediments. I’ve included a step-by-step tutorial. Just click the title below the image.
If you’d like to learn more of what I do working with Distress Inks, check out my online class with Craftsy. It comes with lifetime access and a money-back guarantee! It’s called Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects. Here’s a 2-minute preview video:
I’d love to know if you have favorite stamps that you consider timeless. Do you use one stamp many ways? Let me know in the comments. And of course, if you have any questions, leave them there too. I’ll be sure to get back to you.