Sunday, August 7, 2011

Stamp Collage

     Stamps, glorious stamps! Sometimes I get so caught up in awesome paper and embellies that I forget how much I love stamps. The same stamp set can make a million different projects in a million different colors and configurations, and figuring out how to piece together stamps with different themes into a cohesive project is a totally fun design challenge!

     This weekend I broke out a few stamp sets and challenged myself to make projects with three or more stamp sets per project. The first project features this beautiful new layered set called Field Flowers from Stampin' Up. I really love the two step effect on this set! The design is my take on the cover project of the company's new Idea Book and Catalog.

     I also felt an urge to get "watercolory," so Gia and I had to have a papercrafting date. I broke into her stash of Tim Holtz inks and did up a luggage tag. This tag actually uses four different stamp sets. I love the collage effect! Sometimes stamps are all you need to make a fun and simple (low embellishment) project. 

More Tim Holtz goodness on this last project, which again uses four different stamp sets and some vintage images from Crafty Secrets along with a Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die cut. 

Stamp sets I used: (*Stampin' Up!)
Music Notes Roller Wheel*
Established Elegance*
Friends 24-7*
Artistic Etchings*
Field Flowers*
Young Vermillion*
Botanical Bliss, Cornish Heritage Farms


  1. Absolutely beautiful my friend!!!! I love each and every one of your projects especially the tags!! I miss making tags on Friday nights!!

  2. I love all of these! Your inking turned out so gorgeous, and I love how your sentiment goes with your cute birdie stamp so well! :) I also LOVE that field flowers set, ohhhh, I love how you have all those colors in that one stamp. It truly is art!!!

  3. wow those are really cute! love it!