Bad stamping turned good with a bit of cheating.

This is the one and only time I’m going to show you my bad stamping efforts but it’s for a good cause,  you just have to trust me on that one!

This post was going to start out in a whole other way but right from the beginning it was obvious it would take a different direction.  Let me explain…

I love overlays and have fallen in love with the idea of making my own.  I set out to stamp some of my favourite stamps onto an inkjet printer transparency sheet.  The only problem was things didn’t go quite to plan.  Stamping with my permanent ink pad I was either smudging the image or some of the images didn’t come out clear and true no matter how careful I was.  For every one good image I was making perhaps four mistakes.  If that wasn’t bad enough the black ink just looked so…..well….. boring. Like a lot of people I only own one colour of permanent ink pad and that’s black.

I thought all was lost until I hit upon a brainwave.  I stamped all of my images onto a piece of plain white paper in lots of different colours.  Now things were looking a bit better but they still weren’t overlays.

I put them onto my scanner/copier and put a sheet of transparency into the printer tray and simply pressed copy – voilà as they say – instant transparency sheet plus I can keep the original some where safe and do it over and over again.

So this is what I did with it;

The stamp sets used on my overlay sheet are Pixel Perfect, Seal It and Border Lines and I also included BoldBlocks and Snapshot.

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  1. Dorina D says:

    Brilliant idea and so fun. Love the idea of making your own transparencies.

  2. Janet Zeppa says:

    What an awesome idea Jaine! I love it!!

  3. Carolyn Lontin says:

    very cool!!

  4. Agata says:

    You’re one clever girl, you know??? Just so cool!!!

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