Friday, September 02, 2011
Craft Stamper Cover Stamp
Yeah! I know!!! (nodding wildly...me again!!!)
It's a bit of a Stampotique week for me.
Today is Craft Stamper daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!! And I was so pleased to be asked to design a cover stamp for them on behalf of Stampotique for this month!!
Joanne Wardle and I created some sample ideas with it and these can be seen on page 6 and 7 of Ocober's Craft Stamper..
Above is a sneak of one of the pieces I put together.... I REALLY enjoyed making that.
Below is one one of the samples I submitted that there wasn't room for on the double spread. I designed the Star to work alongside other stamps in my collection at Stampotique such as Great Moon and Big Owl (with separate wings that you can place anywhere) and so thought it might be handy to show you. I try and get new images to work along side existing ones and this one does that plus also has the treat of being TRANSPARENT!!
As you can see I stamped the star onto text from a magazine advert to give it a very different look.
I love working with Joanne (albeit 300 miles apart- lol) because we've known each others work style for 6 or 7 years now and can almost predict how each of us will tackle a stamp, so rarely have to worry if the other has created the same when working on articles or Design Teams (apart from once or twice when we've almost identical designs lol).
Below is a sneak peek of one of the makes in the magazine. It appears the contents of this sneak peek 'item'(so as not to spoil any suprises) were shaken about quite wildly by the postman in making its way across the country, so its a bit tricky to see what's going on in the photo in the mag, so heres a close up of a section before it left on it's travels. If you get the magazine, you'll understand what I mean lol
I hope you find it a useful stamp to add to your collection. Great for Hallowe'en, Christmas, kids cards, used on its own or en masse- all sorts of things. In the magazine you can see lots of ideas to get the old mojo running!Its a smaller version of the star that has been realeased by Stampotique this week. If you are in the States I'm not sure you get the free stamps attached do you? If not, please check out the Stampotique site for the larger version.
Top Tip- the star has a top and a base... when my stamp arrived it was stuck on sideways and looked a bit 'different'. The way I designed it is more or less the way its printed on the cover. It's intended to be a tall star not a wide squat one. But you can please yourself of course...you might prefer a wide star. :0)
If you happen to be near a magazine shop that sells Craft Stamper, this is the one to look out for! Otherwise grab yourself a copy online directly from Craft Stamper or one of the many stamp stores that sell it such as Happy Daze and Crafty Individuals here in the UK and Art Journey in The Netherlands.