Monday, December 15, 2008

Stampin' with Scor-pal

Hello everyone, I'm finally back! Did you miss me? Wait ... don't answer that one, lol. Today I want to share a discovery with you. I found that the magnificent Scor-pal has yet another use. Over the weekend I was making a few holiday gift tags and realized the Scor-mat was perfect for cling mount stamping! The stamps held tightly to the surface and it made stamping and switching out images a little faster too. Here are the photos I took to help visually explain what I am talking about, not to mention that I love showing off my pudgy middle-aged hands!

First, I chose a stamp from a fantastic Christmas CHF set called Primitive Christmas. Just pop it down on the reverse side of the Scor-mat and it clings wonderfully! You may notice that the tag has already been stamped with a background image - more about that in my next post.

Ink the image - here I am using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I love the new Memento inks, they give great coverage and vivid color, the smaller Dew Drop pads travel well, plus the ink works great with Copic markers.

Next, stamp the image. I am using manilla shipping tags from Office Depot. I just flipped the tag over and pressed over the stamp with my fingers (this is how I always stamp large images like Scrapblocks or background stamps to get a good impression).

This is the result ... so far:

Since that seemed to work well, I decided to grab an additional image and a fresh tag and try stamping two images simultaneously, like so:

The images were inked with Memento Tuxedo black and Rhubarb Stalk. I rolled the black over the sleigh edge for a little shadow and Voila! Just look what came out below.

I'll have more details and photos of the finished tags in the next post. I really love the tags I made ... what a shame my Christmas wrapping papers don't coordinate at all, lol! Oh well, I guess that means I'll have to wrap some gifts in parcel paper so I can use the tags.

happy stampin'


Cheryl said...

Now I just have to add that Scor-mat to my wish list. Happy Holidays Susan.

SusanB said...

WOW! Tfs :)

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mcbetty said...

WOW! Love your tags and the way you stamped these. Thanks for the idea!