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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

September Masters of Forgery Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Masters of Forgery blog hop! You should have gotten here via Lisa's blog. My last month on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge DT has been fun and a little bittersweet! Since I'm not an expert stamper, I really had to push myself to use my stamps creatively.

For the blog hop challenge, we were supposed to use our stamps in a "special" way on a layout or project. I was a little stumped on what to do. So, I decided to use my stamps in a couple of different ways, that are not the typical ways you might think of to use stamps.


First, I decided to use an old Halloween foam stamp for my Willy Wonka page. I liked the hat on the stamp, but did not want to use the rest of it. So, I masked off the part I did not want, and just stamped the hat part onto a piece of grungeboard. I then cut it out, and used it on my page. As you can see, I was a little sloppy with my masking, because my stamp ended up with a five o'clock shadow! I love stamping images, then cutting out to use on my projects. It's so much less intimidating than stamping directly onto the project!


Next, I stamped some twill ribbon to create the flower for my page. I love the way stamped ribbon looks, but hardly ever use it. I also stamped my journaling spot.

Pardon the terrible photos! I had my first day back at work today, and when I got home to take photos, my camera batteries were dead. I'll try taking better pics in the morning.

I hope you were able to come up with some creative ways to use stamps on your project! Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop on this hop is Meridy's blog. I'm sure she has something gorgeous to show you!

10 comments:

Ali said...

Love your LO, perfect colour scheme, and love twill stamping as well.

Jimjams said...

Must try more ribbon stamping - yours is really effective!

Helen said...

Great layout - I've not tried stamping on ribbon yet - but I have had mask slippage - laughed at his 5 o'clock shadow!

Margie said...

Great layout-I need to stamp some ribbons!

Emily said...

Such a fun layout! I love cutting out stamps too. The hat is great!

Bethany said...

What a fun page! I love the tophat! It is perfect! I'm going to miss you!

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

What a cute flower - I need to try stamping on ribbon, too. What kind of ink did you use? I'm wondering if it matters? I'm ink illiterate :).

Lisa said...

the ribbon stamping really appeals - will have to try that one for sure! cute layout. sad to see you go and hope you will continue to play along from time to time!

Donna said...

I haven't done ribbon stamping. Looks good

DeeDee said...

Masking stamps is something everyone should be able to do!! It really extends the use of a piece!! Glad to see this stop on the hop :)