So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!
This week I thought I would see where the small background stamp Off the Grid would take me. I haven’t used this stamp anywhere near as much as I thought I would and no idea why.
I decided to build some backgrounds using it and some gelatos.
The first lot of stamping was using Old Olive ink and then just started building up the gelatos in layers.
A few different colours… and then some more stamping, this time using the gelatos to stamp with.
I left this to dry and grabbed some Stampotique flowers I had stamped back in February when I was at Art from the Heart. I coloured them with gelatos and cut them out.
I then added some silk thread and a sentiment and edged the panel and the Old Olive mount. Perfect modern, fun and arty cards.
So what do I think of the stamp? Well even though I love the results of this I could easily have used another background stamp and the grid stamp still doesn’t strike me as one I would grab time and time again (unlike dictionary or hand carved) so I think this might be going in the lose it pile.
Will give it one more play later this week and then decide for sure.