Monday, September 27, 2010

Thank Ewe!

Ever notice how sometimes you just have to have or do something because every time you look at it, it makes you laugh? These guys do it for me!

They're part of a set called Pun Fun, and of course since sheep usually occur in flocks it's appropriate to stamp them multiple times. But how do you avoid inking the sentiment that's attached to the image? This can be very frustrating! Wait... here's an idea.

Technique Tip: Before mounting these stamps (and others like them), cut apart the image and the sentiment. Attach the image as usual, but mount the sentiment on the end of the block! By doing so you can use them either separately or together. If you're working with clear stamps, of course, you'll just store them and mount whatever combination you need for your project.

When stamping the sentiment, remember to stamp first and then work from the back of the punch to center the sentiment in the opening. Makes placement much simpler!

And finally, note how the scalloped edge on the inside panel echoes the fluffy sheep shape. Serendipity. -Kathy

Stamps: Pun Fun, Kind & Caring Thoughts
Ink: Basic Black, Pink Pirouette (marker)
Paper: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White CS
Accessories: Scallop Edge Border and Word Window punches, Beautiful Wings Embosslit die (Balloon punch - retired), Stampin' Dimensionals

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