Thursday, November 29, 2012

No Christmas Stamps?

So you looked through your stash of rubber stamps and you don't have any Christmas stamps.  Or the Christmas stamps you do have are older and you used them quite a few times.  Does this sound like you?  I know that it has been my problem in the past.  Money is tight and purchasing stamps that are just for one holiday isn't always possible.  So today I want to share with you a Christmas Tag I made using 2 stamps sets  from The Rubber Cafe' that are not Christmas themed at all!

See what I mean?  The only Christmas stamp I used was the Elegant Merry Christmas sentiment stamp.   For this tag, I stamped some ivory cardstock using a stamp from Vintage Treasures using a dark gray ink pad.  I sponged some Chiffon Mix'd Media Inx around the edges.  I stamped the wings and the dress form stamps from the Steampunk set.   I actually stamped the wings onto some silver mirror cardstock using a black Staz-on ink pad and after it dried, I cut it out.  I also used the Spellbinders Decorative Dress Forms dies.  I added some Pearl Jellies and lots of fun lace!  Here is a close-up!

I hope I have sparked some ideas on how to make your non-Christmas stamps and supplies into great tags, cards or gifts!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'-  Steampunk, Vintage Treasures, Elegant Merry Christmas 
Ink:  Jet Black Staz-on (Tsukineko); Basic Gray (SU); Chiffon Mix'd Media Inkx (Clearsnap)
Paper:  Simply Smooth Ivory, Pink Lemonaide & Blue Snow Cone, Silver Mirri Cardstocks
Adhesivesa The Rubber Cafe'-: Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe'-Pearl Jellie Dots,  Really Reasonable Ribbon, Spellbinders Paper Arts- Decorative Dress Form, Labels 8 

1 comment:

Karen T said...

Great use of stamps - and thinking outside the box for the holidays!