January 14, 2008

TMTA

Using "photo stamps" is the challenge for Think Monday, Think ATC today. I have found that photo stamps can, indeed, be a challenge. Here are my contributions for the theme and my suggestions for working with photo stamps.

For both of my ATC's I used stamps by Stampsmith. I stamped with brown Staz-On on to glossy cardstock. Glossy cardstock and Staz-On seem to produce the best results for me. The Staz-On dries instantly which I like. I have found when using these photo stamps it helps to stamp onto a mouse pad or soft surface. Also it's important not to use too much ink. If you are stamping multiple images, clean your stamp in between because the stamps gets rather gunked up. I have found sometimes I stamp my first impression on scrap paper and use the second impression so as not to get too much ink on my paper. Seems it takes me more tries to get a good impression with these types of stamps, but I like the results and look of them when I am successful.

25 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Louise they are so gorgeous. Love this stamps. Great.

Dani D said...

great ATC

Andrea, said...

Wonderful stamps and great ATCs. Like the new photo

mamaluke said...

These are so cute. Your box for the Salt challenge is lovely! Thank you for joining in!

Claudine said...

Great atc beautiful stamp

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

These look so stunning and I love the black swirls - nice combination.

Barbara said...

Both of wonderful, love that little baby one.

msscrooby said...

Two lovely ATCs, especially the baby one with the words. Thanks for explaining in detail how you manage to get the best results out of photostamps.

Dawn said...

Thank you for the wonderful tips. I have two vintage photo stamps that I have tried to use, with no success. I will be working with them this weekend now!! Thanks!

These are great. Love the card with the litttle baby. I have an old photo of my grandfather that looks a bit like that. Very nice.

Jeanie said...

These are adorable!

Kaz said...

aaaaw these are gorgeous, love the top one especially, beautiful stamps you chose, love the collage work too.

Nellie said...

Oh what an absolutely gorgeous atc's! Love the way you used the swirls on the first one

Kelly said...

these are great ATCs!

kreativgeschwafel said...

both atcs are really wonderful!

marciad said...

That baby is just an adorable piece of art.

Linda said...

I agree...that's one adorable baby and I love the black and brown combination. Thanks for the helpful tips!

Sija said...

Both are wonderful!

claudilue said...

wonderful ATCs

Tania said...

Lovely ATC's! Thanks for sharing your expirience!

Silvia said...

Both ATCs are wonderful. My favorite is the second one.

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful ATC's with great stamps!!

stampingwitch said...

both are fantastic, but the second is my favorite ATC

Sylvia said...

Awwwww.... they are soooo cute!
Gorgeous ATCs, Louise!!!

joanne wardle said...

they are lovley they are both so cute

moni said...

so nice