Friday, 15 September 2017

Is This My Favourite Stamp?

If you had to pick a fave stamp out of your collection, would you know which one right away? Is there one stamp that stands out from all the rest, one that you love more than all the other ones, or one that you end up using over and over again?

I can never answer those "name your fave song/artist/movies/books" kind of question because there are so many faves, not only one. But the challenge at Rubber Dance this fortnight is to use our fave stamp...... Oh, maaan - that's such a tough question!! As with everything else, I have many fave stamps, many that I love and use over and over again. Sounds familiar to anyone?

After sitting here with my thinking cap on (it's purple and very becoming, in case you wondered), I came to realise that there IS one stamp in particular that I have used more than any other stamp I've ever owned! I'll explain why below. Here it is - the Giraffe from Rubber Dance.

I made the Distress Oxides background on a sturdy piece of cardboard, knowing my card would be quite long to fit a giraffe in all the colours of the rainbow - thereby using my fave colour as well: ALL of them! :-) The black stripes were made by dipping a ruler into black acrylic paint that I had  smeared out on my craft sheet. The stars and suns (also stamps from Rubber Dance) were stamped using the black paint as well.

 Bling, bling! I gold embossed the Giraffes and coloured them in using Zig clean colour markers. After gluing them to the background, I drew a black shadow with a marker to make them pop. Notice the heart - the frame looks a bit like giraffe fur pattern, doesn't it?

When this Giraffe stamp was released on a set with other African Animals a couple of years ago, I started using it on all the shipping envelopes. The stamp comes with the text Hello there!, seen on the card below, so all those envelopes had the giraffe peeping out from one of the corners with the greeting next to it, and that's how the giraffe ended up being the stamp I have used more than any other, ever!

This card was published in Rubber Stamp Madness :-) 

I haven't used the giraffe only on envelopes, though! Below are just a few cards I've made with it, 
but if you want to skip that part and jump straight to our challenge - here's the link again.


So...which is YOUR favourite stamp? Make something with it and show us by joining our challenge at Rubber Dance! You have until midnight CET on the 30th of September.

Thanks for looking!