Ok, I confess ! Sometimes I feel embarrassed, when I suddenly stand ‘face to face’ with a craft material, purchased long ago, and lying in my craftroom … yet packed.
Hard to resist to compulsive shopping !
So, at these moments, piteous, I feel I really have to challenge myself : something like “doing more, with less …” or, like we say in French, “make something new out of old”. And, you know what ? It is also a special time for me to explore.
Maybe you had read my previous post about changing your stamps first destination.
Now, here's how, starting from one stamp with a relatively simple design (*), you can obtain pictures apparently different, simply by changing their position, and arming yourself with glue and scissors.
(*) In my opinion, when you choose a stamp to work with, the most its design will be simple, the most it will lend itself to changes.
With mainly four stamps, recycled materials and fiber, here is a Christmas garland that I'll happily hang at my window, at Christmas time.
If you have no electron microscope near by your computer, let's see the close-ups :)
See ? These polar bears, which look differents, were made with the same stamp.
Third Coast stamp credits :
VB 235 J - Dancin' polar bear
VB 079 E - Ice skating fairy sm
VB 225 K - Sugar plum fairy
You know what ? With the money I saved with materials on this project, I can proudly go and enjoy the Third Coast's actual overstock sale (40% off on a whole stamps selection) ...
... and also the new stamps flyer, (20% off on it until dec-10).
Ain't life grand ?
If you need more informations about instructions or supplies, please visit my blog here.
Have a nice day :)