February 22, 2012

Mixing Stamp Styles

Two different stamp styles can be the perfect match! 

Today I am mixing Penny Black’s modern images with several elegant.

These are the stamps that were combined to create the card.

With Journal / Inspiring
Awakening / Scented Message
Garden of Life

The overall design was influenced by the girl’s notebook.  I wanted to create the illusion that she was thinking about a recent journal entry.

Awakening was stamped on white cardstock with black ink and heat embossed with clear powder.  Several tones of green were used to the color the flowers and then parts of the image were used to create the bushes behind the girl (With Journal).

The “page” is a piece of white cardstock distressed with Peanut Brittle and Bahama Blue Memento inks.  The “journaling/sketch” is Scented Message stamped in Peanut Brittle Memento ink.  With the background prepared, the girl and the newly created bushes were added and layered with dimensional foam.

TIP/HINT:  To create the appearance of spiral-bound paper, use a hole punch to create an evenly spaced row of holes and then use scissors to remove very tiny slits of paper.

The bottom of the “page” is finished with the sentiment stamped in black.

A subtle wood-grain texture stamped in Danube Blue Memento ink was added to the lower half of the dark blue card base.

Enjoy de-categorizing and mixing your stamp styles for endless creative combinations.


Penny Black Stamps: Awakening 4237K, Garden of Life 4263F, Scented Message 4239K, Inspiring 40-113, With Journal 40-127
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Clear Skies 10-003
3M Scotch:  Dimensional Foam Tape
Copic Markers
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Bahama Blue Memento, Danube Blue Memento, Peanut Brittle Memento, Clear Embossing Powder, Jumbo Sponge Daubers