Friday, March 14, 2008

The Evolution of a Stamper

Have you noticed a natural progression in how you stamp? As you become more comfortable with the hobby you also start to become more adventurous.

I've been scrapbooking for 10 years (although I don't really don't scrap for myself as much as I should) and stamping for 5 years. So that means I have accumulated A LOT of patterned paper over the years. Although I own all that gorgeous paper, I really didn't start using it in my card projects until this past year.

This is where the progression comes in. My stamping friend April and I were just discussing this very topic at my Techniques class last week. She never used patterned paper on her cards until she started attending my classes. I guess as a stamper you assume that you need to stamp everything. As you get more comfortable and get exposed to different parts of the art, you try new things (i.e. adding patterned paper to your projects). It's amazing to see what happens.....we go wild with ribbon, paper flowers, Hodgepodge Hardware kits, brads, buttons, etc.....

So, here's your homework.....make a card using all that patterned paper that you are hoarding. Post a link so I can take a peek.


stamp sets: True Friend, One of a Kind, Canvas

ink: More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip

paper: More Mustard, Bravo Burgandy, Bali Breeze DSP

accessories: markers, Vintage brads, ticket corner punch, Coluzzle, Crafter's Tool Kit, sponges

Until tomorrow....Happy Stamping everyone!!


Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

LOL Patti, I am RIGHT THERE with you!! I buy and buy and buy it - by the sheet, the Basic Grey packs, the DCWV stacks - all of it. But I can't *USE* it. Then I wouldn't have it anymore!

Although I too have finally started to crack into the stash in recent months. As my DH likes to tell me - they make more every day!

Erin... said...

great challenge, I'm a proud paper horder!!

Jean said...

I do that too! Only I sent most of my good stuff to a consignment store to sell cuz I hoard it anyway... This card is beautiful, maybe I will get some out and try it.