A few weeks ago we met up for a 'card making morning' - really just a good excuse to while away a few hours gossiping and crafting! She had with her a whole array of clear rubber stamps - well I'd never seen anything so exciting! I just thought stamps came as those wooden blocks - I had no idea about clear stamps and acrylic blocks. Well needless to say after a morning spent using her stamps, I headed off to Hobbycraft to pick up my own stash. Luckily for me there was a sale on the inks and I managed to get some 'free' clear stamps in one of the crafting magazines. (I have since made quite a collection of stamps thanks to all these freebies and a sale in Hobbycraft - in fact I have already managed to pick up some Christmas themed stamps ready for my Christmas cards!).
So, what does my kit consist of: a small acrylic block, and ink pad and stamp selection - that really is it!
Of course it hasn't all been just a case of stamping motifs on to cards. I have been experimental and some cards came out better than others. I think getting the composition of the motifs is key and some of my cards have been a bit 'overdone'. Having said that, I have ended up with a few cards that I am very pleased with, and have made a few stationary sets that are now available to buy on WowThankyou.
Leaf motif cards - blank inside
Tree motif cards - blank inside
Flower and button cards - blank inside - coming to WOWTY soon!
So, my advice to any non stampers is to definitely give it a go!
Thanks for reading!