Friday, June 19, 2009

more fun with punch & stamp sets

I'll admit it. I love playing with crafting tools. :-) I reviewed the EK Success Paper Shapers Punch & Stamps sets recently. I really liked the way the Black-Eyed Susan set did its job. I decided to try out some other ones.

I made this card by embossing the card front with an A2 size Sizzix folder from the textured impressions Spring Set 2 . Love the way it covers the entire front! I used the circle punch & stamp set to make the heart-stamped, round flower center from decorative paper. The heart-shaped petals were made using the heart punch & stamp set. The sentiment is by Hot Off the Press, and all inks were Memento.

I really like how simple it is to get a nicely placed stamped design on a punched shape using these sets. I'm not saying that it can't be done by stamping, centering the image and punching with a regular punch, but this takes the guesswork out of it, and I like that a lot! I have a clear alphabet stamp set that I want to use with these next. Seems like this should be great for making words etc.

And woo hoo! My web site is back up and my blog background once again looks much more interesting than plain white. :-)


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