Easy omitting technique

Posted by on January 24, 2009 in Water coloring | 4 comments

I cased this card (with changes :-) from Michelle whose original can be seen at http://www.surette.biz/michelle/ (look for the Jan 18th, 2009 post). While it’s a darling card, what I’m most excited about is that I finally figured out an easy way to omit parts of a stamp. I know you can use your markers and just ink up what you want, or ink up the whole thing and then wipe off what you don’t want, but my stamps are never perfectly clean and always seems to leave a residue of the image that I don’t want. So here’s my new and improved way of omitting:

Use the Stamp-a-majig to line up your image and slide a post-it-note underneath the imaging sheet to cover the part you want to omit.

Remove the imaging sheet being careful not to shift your cardstock or the Stamp-a-majig.

Ink up your stamp and stamp your image.

The part of the image you want to omit should be on the post-it-note.

Remove the post-it-note and you have just the part of the image that you want :-)

Use the Stamp-a-majig again to line up the rest of the saying underneath the first part. Slide the post-it-note underneath the imaging sheet to cover the part of the image you want to omit.

Stamp your image being careful not to shift the cardstock or Stamp-a-majig.

The part of the image you want omitted should be on the post-it-note. (I have no idea why this photo is flipped)

Remove the post-it-note and you now have what was a single line saying stamped over two lines. Genius, huh? :-)

4 Comments

  1. that is an AWESOME idea! i’ll definitely have to use it soon!
    this is one of my favorite sets too!

  2. oh, yes…it’s pure genius!! Love your cards, Brenda — they make me smile! So much talent – I’ve always been and always will be a BIG fan :-)

  3. Very clever. Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. Thanks for the great lesson in using the Post-it’s and stamping sentiments. I’m going to try this!!

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