Monday, April 21, 2014

Money-Saving Monday And A Winner!!!

Welcome to a new edition of Money-Saving Monday!   For those of you who are new around here, this is a weekly installment (and I used the word weekly VERY loosely!  ha ha) of all kinds of ways to save money on your supplies, storage, or organization, or to make those supplies go even further!

I would like to show you a trick to get a little more mileage out of your acrylic stamps!  This actually makes one stamp into two!  This was shown to me by my sweet friend AJ a few years ago.  It won't work with every design, but does pretty good with most that are symmetrical.

I start by putting a stamp on an acrylic block BACKWARDS, so that the smooth side of the stamp is facing outwards.

Ink up the smooth side of the stamp just like you normally would...

And stamp your image.

Now, instead of a detailed image, you have a solid one.  For certain shapes, you can leave it just like that, but for this demonstration, I'm using the solid color as a background for the detailed image

I turn my stamp over and ink it up with Black Memento ink, line up the images and re-stamp.  Now I have a detailed image with a colored shadow!  Come back on Wednesday to see what I ended up doing with this technique!

Now, for the winner of the All Postal stamp set from Saturday's Hippity Hoppity Blog Hop, the winner is...

Karen Ladd!!!!
I will be emailing Karen to let her know!

I hope you all have a great night!!!!

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E


Leanne said...

That's very clever. Do you often have such posts?

WhoMom said...

What an awesome idea! Congratulations Karen and have fun playing with your new goodies!

Creative M said...

Like this idea!! TFS!!
Congrats Karen!! Yiippee!!
I sent you email about the googly eyes..
If you cannot find them please let me know I will gladly sent you some.
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Eva Laney said...

oh my, what a clever awesome idea... Thanks so much for sharing! Love it! Oh and congrats to Karen :)

kReN said...

Like this tip! Great way to double the use of clear stamps. TFS! I am your newest follower!

Come and follow me! kReN@

Karenladd said...

Great effect using the reverse side to give a silhouette! I love the way it looks with the detailed image overstamped

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, I like this idea. A beautiful card, my friend.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Hi Amy!!!
I was on MFP column and seen this old post by you and thought I pop on over to your blog. Thanks so much for the shot out and for sharing this tip. I love how your card turned out. And yes you picked such beautiful colors.