One of my absolute favourite techniques when card making is Stamping. As a child I always enjoyed colouring in and I still do. Now I like to use Promarkers or H2O’s. I’m not so keen on chalks, I think I need to practice more with them before I’m happy using them. But I’ll save that discussion for another day.
My favourite stamps to use change frequently, so I will keep coming back to favourite stamps every time I change my mind! At the moment, I have two sets of stamps that I love. The first is from Kanban. Kanban produce some fabulous stamps and die-cut images but my favourite just now are the Urban Belles. My good friend and ‘partner in card making crime’, Kirsten, got me on to these.
They are gorgeous. They stamp very cleanly and they clean up very easily. Each one looks fantastic no matter what colours you use. Kanban’s own examples show very bold colours but I quite like them in pastels. They make up into lovely cards.
These two are quite similar but you could cut the image out and mount it any way you fancy.
My second favourite stamp of the moment is Rainy Days by Little Claire. I love all of the stamps that Little Claire creates and I am a huge fan but this is my favourite just now.
As with all of Little Claire’s stamps you get a lovely clear image. I find you can do so much with this delightful image. These are just two of the cards I have made using this stamp. The card below with the Red coat and hat is an easle card but more of that another day.
A customer commented to me yesterday that the wee girl reminded her so much of the Holly Hobby Doll she had as a girl. This didn’t actually occur to me until she said it but she is right.
So, I have shared with you my favourite stamps for this month. What is your favourite stamp just now? If you send me details of your favourite stamp and maybe an image of a card then I can put it up on my blog for us all to share.