Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Magic Stamp Revealed!

The technique that was mentioned in the previous post, Smoosh & Magic Stamp, is the upcoming atc technique class at Scraptivate. There were some good guesses as to what it actually was but Gaby was the one who guessed correctly! I used a foam stamp, sometimes called a Magic Stamp, or Make-a-stamp, or simply a Foam Stamping Block.
You heat the block up with a heat gun, then quickly impress it into something. For my class I'll be using the Cuttlebug Embossing Folders to make the impressions in the stamp. These work wonderfully as you can impress into either side, for more ink or less depending on which side you use. The base underneath the magic stamp is paper that's had the smoosh treatment.....a bone fide Tim Holtz word! Distress Pads swiped onto a craft mat, spritzed with water, then paper pressed onto it and twisted and lifted to reveal a beautiful swirl of colours.
So here's a couple of retro Magic Stamp atc's.
"I'm Creative"...


"I don't cook"...


More to come.....

5 comments:

Linda Cain said...

Love the retro!

Linda

~Barb~ said...

I found "magic stamps" in blocks and sheets a while back and picked up a package of both. I love finding creative ways to "mold" them, different textures here and there...I would have never thought (scatterbrained as I am) to use embossing folders! OMG, you are so smart. Thanks for the tip.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Peace & Love,
~Barb~
Craft Therapy

Jen Crossley said...

Love your Giveaway techinque your amazing girl.Love the retro card its totally me
Crozza

Gaby Bee said...

Your new cards are gorgeous, Kelsey!
Hugs, Gaby

Glenda said...

Hey Kelsey fantastic tip, thanks. I will try it. Hey you got my saying that I have on my emails LOL. I bought a decorated matchbox in South Africa 9yrs ago and it had that saying on it, for some time its been my motto. I'm creative you cant expect me to be neat too. Oh I love it. Love the ATC with it on too :-)