One Stamp 2 Ways by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone

I love the way you can change the look of your makes by using different colours and mediums but still using the same stamp. Today I would like to share a couple of projects using the same stamp but creating 2 very different pieces.


Card 1 - I first coloured 4 sections of card with 4 different Distress inks ensuring they were big enough to take the stamp. I then stamped the image using black Archival ink and trimmed each piece ensuring they were all the same size. Then using a long reach circle punch I punched out a circle from each face and then placed them in another face mixing the colours up. From some of the card I had cut off I cut, using a heart punch cut one in each colour and added to the image. I then put them all together onto a piece of black card and trimmed leaving a border. I highlighted some of the letters with a white gel pen.
To add further interest I rubbed on some of Tim’s Remnant Rubs I use his Remnant Rub tool for this. Finished off with a chit chat sticker and added to a card blank.

Card 2 – Again I stamped the image onto a piece of card before adding my colour. I added masking fluid and then when it was dry randomly rubbed it off making sure I left some behind to give my final image a distressed look. I applied shades of brown Distress ink and then removed the remaining masking fluid which allowed the white to show through and give me my distressed look. I then coloured her lips using a Distress marker. The rest has been made using scraps from my ever growing box. I cut strips of card that had been previously coloured with Distress sprays. I stamped the circle stamp onto some of this card as well and cut them out using a circle punch, my punch was smaller than the stamp so I stamped the circle onto the card first so the outer ring you can see is what was stamped directly onto the card. I mounted the image onto a scrap of aviary wire that I had previously painted with rusty brown acrylic paint this was attached to the card using Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher Tool. The numbers and sentiment are also from the same set.  Again matted and layered onto black card and mounted onto a card blank.

Both cards are made using only one set of PaperArtsy stamps yet look so different.

Here’s What I Used:-

Distress Inks - Card 1 Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick & Twisted Citron
                      Card 2 Antique Linen, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twig & Frayed Burlap
Small Long Reach Circle Punch
Small Heart Punch
Scraps I had previously used Distress Sprays – Ground Expresso & Hickory Smoke
Piece of aviary wire painted with PaperArtsy Fresco paints from my stash
Circle Punch
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher Tool
Paper Trimmer
Card Blank

Thanks and I hope you like the different looks

Amanda X

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  1. Fabulous cards, Amanda. this is a great stamp set, I love it!

  2. Clever lady,love both the cards equally,beautifully created as always ;)
    Donna xxx

  3. Both of these are awesome and so cool! I wish I could do cool! Fab stamp set xxx

  4. Both of these are great makes and demonstrate just how versatile the stamp is, brilliant

  5. I have this stamp set but I haven't used it yet. Your 2 versions of this stamp are fantastic, Amanda !
    Corrie x

  6. These are great. I love the two different looks you created. They really give you a sense of how flexible the stamps are. Lx

  7. Just gorgeous Amanda and they really are so different too. Love them both!
    Fliss xx

  8. They both look fabulous Amanda! xxx

  9. Wow - a great post to inspire us to look afresh at our stamps - two such different looks, but both fabulous.
    Alison x


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