PeaNut 256,594 April 2006 Posts: 14,669 Layouts: 365
Posted: 1/30/2013 11:12:49 AM
I have an on-going love affair with shapes & stamping. Recently I've found myself creating shaped projects by stamping first, then cutting out the pieces--rather than starting with a premade tag or other blank.
My first step was to do a template/sketch. I drew a rectangle the size I wanted the finished tag would fit. I find that using an envelope is a good way to start for sizing. I draw an outline & then make it smaller to allow for thickness of the finished work.
Once I have my 'template' I can assemble the stamps & other items like diecuts that I'll use to shape the project. From then on it's just a matter of figuring out where to stamp &/or place the diecuts to create the shape.
For a first try I recommend starting with a non-fold project like a tag, but this is a process that works well for fold cards--including gate cards & more.
Does this process require 'thinking'? You betcha! But it can really increase your skill set for stamping & more.
PeaNut 541,181 January 2012 Posts: 2,595 Layouts: 128 Loc: West Texas
Posted: 1/30/2013 1:20:02 PM
I thought surely I had done this and was going to go through my gallery and post an example----but.....I haven't done this before!!! I either fussy cut the entire stamped image or had punched edges that shaped a card rather than the stamping shape the card edges!
I will have to try this some time! As you know, I like the way the bird shapes the top of that one February tag you did along with the "normal" tag edge being included.