Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Random stamping

It's time to show you how versatile clear stamps can be.  I've chosen the color scheme provided by CR84FN to demonstrate random stamping:

I think the closest colors in the Close to My Heart palette are Smokey Plum, Twilight and Olive. 

To make this card, I've randomly stamped the images on a Colonial White cardstock.  Personally I like to leave some empty space, but had I chosen to fill in the space, it would look more like patterned paper.

Do I have a trick to make it look natural?  Yes!

You want to choose three images of different sizes - big, medium and small, preferably of different shapes as well.  Here the Olive florish is a contrasting shape comparing to the medallions.  Then you want to pick one color for each shape.  Here, I stick to the color scheme provided by the challenge.  You want to stamp one image at a time, and that image wants to create a triangle.  If you look closely you'll see the purple medallions form a triangle while the green florishes form another.  The most important thing is, of course, CLEAR stamps!  I love how easy it is to see exactly where I stamp.  You see the little grey circle in the purple medallions?  I can't imagine using a stamp positioning tool every time I stamp it.  I really can't, I may want to give up this fun technique if I have to use the tool.

This technique is fun and easy.  You'll create your own patterned paper that is truly unique.  Try it out!


  1. beautiful and cool (literally) colors. how do you make the words sticking out (kinda 3d)?

  2. Simply beautiful Joyce! Love the doily stamped background! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

  3. Love the simplicity of the design you created and the bold sentiment too. Great card. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

  4. Just gorgeous Joyce! Love those pretty doilies, fab patterns!
    Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

  5. Joyce, LOVE the "patterned paper" you created with those FAB doilies! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  6. Wow Joyce! Love your Beautiful stamping! Such Pretty doily and flourish patterns! Love your Fab embossed sentiment too! So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)