Linda Blackbird's Tiles Project
During a conversation about Convention planning, Linda Blackbird
described a tile project she had used successfully.
I tried it with her verbal directions and just couldn't "get"
So she sent me scans!
For DAYS, I was obsessed! But since the convention loomed, I
had to put it aside.
WILL go back to it.........but in the meantime, it fit so perfectly
with the tiles theme that I just couldn't resist!
It's being included here so you can enjoy it as much as I did....and
perhaps get some ideas for using some of your own stamps in this
- First...the company information....(you WILL love these,
so you will no doubt want to contact them.)
If you do visit their site and order from them,
please tell them who sent you : )
While it may not be the greatest sales
practice, I consider it good "customer service."
Wish I could take credit for the "cutting -up" idea, but my local
SS had some card samples from the company, and from the beautiful
samples that I saw, all of the images are intended to be cut and
reassembled. Most of the lines are clean and easy to cut, but can
be time consuming. The square stamp appealed to me because the cutting
|Linda confesses to using other stamps
from her collection with this technique. Below is a Stamparosa design
Of this project she says:
Another take on the "square stamp-cut and arrange" idea but, using
a Stampa Rosa stamp instead.....This isn't to confuse you, it's
just to show it CAN be done! I did the card by cutting out portions
of the rectangular stamp, leaving squares. Make sense? I stamped
several images on different colored card stock and then cut the
squares as exact as I could, cut again into triangles and arranged
them to my liking. This required some thought...looks simple,
I know..but trust me! A square stamp is much easier for me! And,
it would be less waste. I spent an entire long evening playing
with this one. It was for a male...an anniversary card from his
wife..and she said he loves the rhinestones that I use so she
wanted some on it. He works in exact measurements all day and
is really into that sort of thing, but I told her he better not
get his caliper out for this card! Anyhow, it was a challenge
to come up with something masculine, but with pretty rhinestones!!
I figured this was a good idea...it was right after I did the
Outlines one. I thought the Outlines stamp was too feminine, even
if I were to use masculine colors. So, my point being...sure,
I can improvise with squares out of other images that I all ready
have and I'll continue to do so..but, I sure would like another
square all by itself! I'll let you know how I make out with
looking at existing ggs images, too....
|An invitation--a challenge....Look
at your stamps in a new way, hunting for images to "cut and
arrange" as Linda describes it. gg designs would love it if
you found some of our images that worked for you in this way.....but.....there's
always OUTLINES. Go visit them to get more inspiration to try this
interesting way of assembling images.