Yes, my friends, it’s time for another reason from the ol’ Teri’ster about why clear stamps rock.
I present to you Reason No. 310…
the Faux ribbon technique.
See this card I made here?
Those black and green ribbons are exactly what I am talking about: faux ribbon. 🙂 All the other ribbons in there are the real stuff.
This is a really easy technique.
What you need is a good old fashioned border stamp, an ink pad, a pair of scissors and a couple strips of cardstock. (Just FYI, the border stamps I used here are from Technique Tuesday’s Borderline-Bijou Borders set.)
Here’s what you do:
1. Simply ink up your stamp. Stamp it once on a strip of cardstock.
2. Then line the stamp with image and stamp it again (and again and again). When you’re finished stamping, take your scissors and snip the strip at an angle. Lay the strip next to a couple strips of real ribbon and the end result is a nice faux-real ribbon combination.
For illustration purposes, here’s what your faux ribbon strips would look like in progress:
Clear stamps work especially well for technique because you can cover a lot of paper and get the look of nice seamless stamping without a lot of effort. Ok, you could use a rubber stamp to do it, but you have to have much more patience than I do. 😉
Have a super day!