Saturday, October 1, 2016

WCMD 2016 | Stretch Your Stamps with Kelly

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Hi Folks! Kelly here with another fun challenge at Winnie & Walter in honor of World Card Making Day. This one is all about stretching your stamps, something that makes me feel quite accomplished whenever I can do it. Not only is it an exercise in creatively (can I think of a way to use this stamp in a manner other than it was intended?) but it's also very economical if I can get by with using what I've already got!

So here's my challenge to you:

Use a stamp/die/stencil in a way that is different than originally intended.

For example, you might ink a Christmas present stamp in a color other than red or green and use it on a birthday card. Or use a sentiment stamp for something other than a sentiment (to fill in a shape?)
     
   
Another example is to modify a focal point stamp, like this round tree from Kindness with Evelin T. Designs, and use it to create your own background...
     
  
... like this! Instead of inking the entire stamp and stamping it once on the card for a focal point, I inked up the circle part of the stamp (not including the trunk) and stamped it multiple times to create a graphic background. The circles do still have the branch in the middle, but since I rotated the stamp in different directions, I was hoping that would call less attention to its origins as a tree.
     
  
The adorable bird and balloon are from LS Exclusives So Tweet with Evelin T. Designs, and the sentiment is from The Party. I added some b&w washi tape to the top of the sentiment flag. And then some fun red and pink polka-dot patterned paper inside. 

So, now it's over to you! What magic can you create by using your stamps in a way that's not intended? I sure hope you can play along. I'll be watching to see what you create!

Thanks for looking!
- Kelly



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34 comments:

  1. Brilliant...you not only used my favorite bird...you gave me so much inspiration.

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  2. Brilliant...you not only used my favorite bird...you gave me so much inspiration.

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  3. thanks for the inspiration. I have to make a few cards and today is the day, so off i go to get them done. Have fun team WW

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  4. Cool card. Love this challenge, but unfortunately I have no W&W products to play along 😩.

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    1. You can play along with any products for WCMD challenges Trina! The only requirement is to have fun! :)

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    2. You can play along with any products for WCMD challenges Trina! The only requirement is to have fun! :)

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    3. Thanks. Great to know. I just placed my W&W order though and can't wait to get it.

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  5. Beautiful card! Love the birdie and love the background too, Jo x

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  6. great idea for a background!

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  7. Ingenious use of that tree, such a fabulous card!!!

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  8. Gorgeous card! Such a fun way to use this stamp!

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  9. Kelly's creativity is out of this world. Such awesome cards!

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  10. What a wonderful inspiration to stretch what we already have in our stashes in new ways! Fabulous!

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  11. What a wonderful inspiration to stretch what we already have in our stashes in new ways! Fabulous!

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  12. Genius background! Love this fun card!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  13. I don't do this very often, but it's such a great idea! Can't wait to try & come up with something!

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  14. REally great way to stretch your stamps...cute.

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  15. Such a great idea!!! This card is so sweet and cute!!!

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  16. Cool card. That bird is too cute. Hugz

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  17. What a fun card. I love when I am pushed to think outside the box. Its to easy to be complacent, and it almost always turns out fabulous. Great job.

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  18. Gorgeous inspiration, love the background.

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  19. Always love the way you use stamps Kely...especially love the wood drain card
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  20. SUPER CUTE card Kelly :)
    LOVE your CLEVER background and PRETTY layers!!!
    THANK YOU for the inky INSPIRATION and the challenge ... I really do need to try my hand at stretching my stamps!!!

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  21. I am always eager to figure out new ways to use my stamps and get more use out of them. Love that fun tree image as a background to your cute bird!

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  22. Such a beautiful card!! Love the way you've used the wood grain!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  23. What a great challenge and a really adorable card ! I wouldn't have noticed it was a tree background if you hadn't mentioned it!

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  24. What a fabulous background - the tree is so effective used like that!

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  25. What a fun way to use that stamp! That bird is adorable and I love the heart balloon.

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  26. Innovative in every way! Love the heart balloon, especially!
    ~carol

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  27. Love this background , and the whole card is so oretty

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  28. awesome challenge! loved playing along :)

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