Cyberstampers' Convention Class-------------- November 2005

Traditional Designs, rubberstamps used in non-traditional ways

Heather called this the package with "the French Fries." We had a lot of fun playing with that idea and of course expanding on it.

Stamp Letter and picture images on colored card stock. Allow to dry and closely trim. Arrange a pattern and adhere to a card. Begin in a corner and slowly work outward, being sure to align the tiles. Highlight some of the tiles so they look like a ribbon wrapping a package.

If desired, attach some folded card stock or ribbon as a package topper.

Peace from the stained glass set of unmounted rubberstamps combined with Linda's Stars rubber stamps.
Measure and cut green card stock to fit a business size envelope. Stamp bold star and stained glass star images in Brilliance white ink and allow to dry. Stamp Stained Glass letters on white card stock and allow to dry. Color with colored pencil, using complementary colors.

Trim and adhere to card.

Peace. The same rubber stamps handled in a very different way.

Stamp stained glass letters on white card stock. For more of a mosaic effect, color the background red and the letters black, using colored pencils. Trim the letters at random angles and set aside. On scraps of black and white text weight paper, use a ruler to draw random straight lines. Draw similar lines on the red card, using colored pencil.

Align the mosaic letter tiles on the white paper and determine where to tear. Tear a slightly larger layer of black paper and adhere to the card. Add red/pink fibers around the fold of the care.

You don't usually think pastels for the holidays. But heather makes it work, using these stained glass design rubber stamps in very unexpected  color combinations.

Cut a 4 x 4" square card of burgundy card stock. Measure and cut two 2 x 2" squares of turquoise card stock and adhere to the card in opposite corners. Stamp the letters and angel image on white card stock with chalk ink. Use colored pencil to color the stain glass backrounds, leaving the letters and border white. Closely trim the images and adhere to the card.

Gather Memories, a new rubberstamp this year. Combines with the stained glass stamp to make another unique project.

Use rouge colored chalk ink to stamp "Gather Memories" on card stock base. When it dries, trim the far edge of the card so it looks like you cut it to size. Using a DTP (Direct to Paper) motion, apply chalk ink to the ornament hanger. After it is dry, lightly brush alabaster chalk ink around the edges of the ornament to create a softer, pearlized sheen.

Stamp angel image in rough ink on scrap white card stock and color with colored pencil. Cut and trim image and use it as a guide for stamping the stained glass border images. Adhere the angel to the ornament and the ornament to the card.

Nobody has Heather's touch. Unique again and these unmounted rubberstamps are shown in all their versatility.

Scribble on white card stock with a turquoise metallic pencil. Stamp "Joy" on watercolor background paper and allow to dry. Use a glaze pen to outline the letters only and allow to dry.

Cut out a lopsided triangle and a tree trunk from black card stock.
Punch ornaments with a hole punce and cut out a star. Stamp strings of cranberries across the tree and add ornaments.

Use a circle punch to punch out the letters and adhere them to the card. A 15/16" punch was used for this example.

For close a close up look at these designs CLICK HERE.
Peace, stained glass, unmounted rubber stamp set
Noel, Joy Rubber stamps in two sizes.
Nativity Scene and Stained Glass Angel combined in one set of images. Unmounted, deeply etched rubberstamps.
Each half sheet.......$11.00
More holiday rubber stamps. You've seen them used above.
These rubberstamps were a collaboration with customer Linda Reid who provides many samples for this site, using gg designs unmounted, carved look, rubber stamps.
Half Sheet....$11.00
Linda's Stars....3 sizes $10.00, $8.00, $4.50
Whole sheet ($22.00)