Friday, 5 March 2010

A Voyage of Discovery Or My Stamping Is Pants!

stamped elephanr card
I have been experimenting with one of  my “free” Stampin’ Up stamp sets I had from their Sale-a-Bration 2010 promotion earlier this year.
stamped elephant
This is my first try with a very small elephant stamp. I used Whisper pens straight onto the stamp and to be honest the resulting colour and finish  wasn’t very successful.  I should have used my “proper” ink pads – but I was only really playing.
I stamped the ear in black, cut it out and glued it on to the elephant  – but I am not sure about that either.
It’s all very “not right” – colours, mat and layering, size, the only thing that is right is the lovely elephant stamp.I really need to go back to the drawing board …….
cup cake topper
I also played with the cup cake from the same set, another lovely stamp – but again I have failed to get it to look right – I think it’s the pink – a colour I always seem to have a great deal of difficulty in matching!
There is a Stampin’ Up link to my friend Lisa in the sidebar – for more information on Stampin’ Up products.