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Customising your stamps

Now I know I've said this before ;-) but I'll say it again - stamps are so versatile.  Once you have stamped your image in your chosen colour you can then have lots of fun individualising and customising them further which is exactly what I've done on the following birthday card:

I used three of the sugar and spice stamp sets to make this card: In a word, love and laughter and alpha.  I started by stamping the scalloped circle from the In a Word set using yellow versa fine ink.  I then doodled around the inside and outside edge using red glaze and blue glitter sakura pens.  These pens give a lovely finish and add that little extra to the image. 

I then made a butterfly using the two different heart stamps from the love and laughter set, stamping the larger heart with the yellow ink and outlining the edges with the blue sakura pen.  I then stamped the flower heart in red versa fine ink onto patterned paper and cut out two of the hearts, one for each side layering them on top of the yellow hearts.  I threaded some beads onto a piece of wire and used this to form the centre of my butterfly:
To finish I made letter tiles using the alpha stamps, again once I had stamped my letters I traced over the top with the sakura glaze pen to give a lovely glossy finish.
big smiles, Nic xo  


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