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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Stamping Gear

IMG_1539[1]Well I had a nice afternoon last Saturday playing with my stamping gear from Inkadinkadoo. So what can I tell you? Well, you don’t NEED this tool, but it is a fun bit of kit. You do need a fairly steady hand if you want a ‘perfect’ finish but for most things I think you can get away with the odd mistake. I know I wouldn’t even attempt this kind of stamping freehand.

I have a circular ‘gear’, a paddle and my most recent purchase an oval gear (which, if you wanted to would let you stamp an oval up to at least 10 inches – ITS HUGE!)

Here are some of my plays.

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IMG_1542[1]Basically you can use any cling stamp that fits on the paddle BUT they do need to be the thickness of rubber plus stamping foam so although acrylics will work you will have to faff about creating a faux foam backing so I just use the stamps I have that are already mounted. If you have a smallish stamp the position on the paddle affects the closeness of the stamping and the overall size of your project. I am not going to pretend I am any more knowledgeable than that, just play and always check out what  the distances will be by doing some trial stampings.

It’s a bit like a spirograph, you don’t know what it’s going to look like till you try!! This one on the left is keeping the gear on the same place and varying the the position on the paddle and the number of times you stamp.

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I then branched out into actually making a couple or cards. This candle stamp perhaps doesn’t work that well but I kinda like it – maybe with a big black glittery number it will work for a masculine special birthday card.

This last one I love how it turned out, even though I can see a couple of wobbles (don’t look too close!!). I added some die cuts and a sentiment to finish it off. So there you have it, may have another play soon if I don’t get totally overwhelmed by Crimbo Crafting, but for the time being, glitter calls!! Happy Sunday!

 

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7 comments:

Mrs.B said...

Looks interesting, love the effect with the last card.
Avril xx

sally said...

I thought about getting one last year when over I the USA but decided to hang fire! Nice effects tho & I like the last one :-)

Sally

Krisha said...

Hi Cindy,
I have resisted getting this tool many times. I feel the same way, I DON'T NEED this.....LOL and there are only a scant few things I can say this about.

You did a good tutorial on it, and I love the way the last card turned out. Practice makes perfect eh?

Glennis said...

Never heard of this, looks like a fun thing that I probably don't need either

Meggymay said...

Love the cards especially the last one. It looks an interesting piece of kit.
Yvonne x

chrissies said...

This looks like something new and very different Cindy--your card is wonderful

Love Chrissie x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's like a mandala maker! Love the effect....especially in that last card. Gorgeous :-)
Hugs, LLJ xx

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