Take Your Stamps from Drab to Fab!

by Lain Ehmann on June 2, 2014

Stamping seems easy — you dab some color on a shape and smack it down on a sheet of paper.

But there’s so much more to it than that! There’s the TYPE of ink, the TYPE of stamp, the TYPE of image, the TYPE of paper… and then you can do more to the image you stamp. You can add color with pens, pencils, or paint. You can cut it out and pop it up, or layer it, or mount it. You can add dimension and texture, you can vary the sizes, you can PLAY.

And that might confuse things a bit. Unless..

Unless you have the rad ladies of True Stamp 2014 to help you out!

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In March, I hosted six incredible sponsors — Raisin Boat, Simon Says Stamp, Paper Smooches, Mama Elephant, Lawn Fawn, and Technique Tuesday — as they presented six remarkable, colorful, and inspiring classes:

What’s Cookin’? Creative ingredients to whet your appetite for WOW! – Raisin Boat

SWAK! Stamp Kissing Made Simple – Paper Smooches

Moving and Shaking: Adding Interactive Elements with Stamps – Lawn Fawn

A Little Bit Rock ‘n’ Roll: Adding Visual Interest to Solid Stamp Images – Mama Elephant

Stamps and Dies that Work Together II – Simon Says Stamp

Stamping Kaleidoscope: Color and Texture for Every Day and Everywhere – Technique Tuesday

Lest you fear that only “the experts” can develop the kind of gorgeous creations presented by our instructors, not so! Here are two examples of the eye-catching shaker card that Kelly Marie Alvarez of Lawn Fawn taught. First is the oh-so-cute engagement version from Connie Hanks of Clicky Chick Creates:

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And here is another take on the shaker card from Andrene Smith of What She Crafts:

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I love how they each interpreted the original projects in a different way. Wow! Talented teachers, talented students. :)

If you’d like to learn how to create crafty and stampy goodness like this, then you need to check out the True Stamp 2014 individual classes. Right now, each hour-long video class is on sale for only $9 each through the end of the month. Purchase just the classes you want, or get all six classes at an even bigger discount. (Use code “SAVEBIG” to get all six for only $39!)

Check them out now:

True Stamp 2014 Individual Classes

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P.S. Here’s what a few of the True Stamp attendees had to say about the event:

“THANK YOU SO MUCH for an awesome event!!! This was my 1st True Stamp and I LOVED IT!!! Although I missed out on some of the live viewing, I can still watch the replays over and over and over again – thank you. WELL DONE and looking forward to True Stamp 2015.” – Tracy

“This was my first True stamp class and I thought it was great. So many fabulous ideas!! Thanks for all the effort you put into getting it organized and keeping it running so smoothly on the day. I had a blast!! It was so much fun and I am already looking forward to the next one!! THANK YOU SO MUCH” – Kylie

“This was just incredible, Lain – I expected great and got awesome! …I could sit in the comfort of my home and be taught by folks talented beyond wonderful! Thank you so much!” – Joni

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