This is a fun and funky way to use your clear acrylic stamps to create borders on your layout. The stamps i used are from Trimcraft, and are called Studio G stamps. They are a great for both beginners and seasoned crafters such as myself as they are affordable and easy to store. Each set has up to 8 stamps and comes in at the price of £1.50 each. The only problem that i have with these stamps is that i can never resist buying the whole range. Nevertheless the result is that i have about 50 stamps for the price of buying 2 – 3 wood-mounted stamps. Once i had measured out the blue card upon which i would matte my photo, i made a light pencil line and used this as a guide to perform my stamping. I wanted variety of colours so that i would even the layout as the patchwork design on the right gives a weighted effect to the right hand side of the layout. The stars around the outside are also from the same range, however instead of using coloured pigment based inks, i used a permanent solvent based ink. This meant that i could use my pigment marker pens to add a touch of colour to the inside of the star, and a blender pen to soften the colour intensity, giving each star a little more dimension.
On a different note… do you like my pink wig?