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Revisiting Stamping Techniques At VSC

October already which means a new challenge at Vintage Stamping Challenges where this month’s theme is  ‘Use A Die/Dies’.  The lovely Karen chose it.

My focus at the moment seems to be male cards, there isn’t any particular reason except that I enjoy them … mmmmm is that the cards or the males????

Also having a revisiting of a few stamping techniques that have fallen by the wayside over the years.  The stamping technique used on this particular card is like a negative and positive thingamajig, something I did five years ago (told you it had fallen off the radar).

If you want to take a looky at the older post you are more than welcome to.  When I looked there was quite a whoa moment (well it was five years ago).

No messiness with this card, had a white blouse on so left the inks alone!!! lol


Used some Spellbinders Label dies for matting and layering the image plus a movers and shapers globe die for a bit of embellishment.


When finished doing this technique you are left with two toppers.

As I had added glossy ascents to the outside of the globe it needed to dry before taking the photo.

Decided to make a tag envelope pocket with all the left over bits and used the second topper for the front.  The glossy ascents still weren’t dry so made two quick little tags to fill the envelope pocket.


I really hope that you can join us for this month’s challenge.  To enter just click Mr Linky at the bottom of the VSC web page and maybe it could be you who wins the $20 from Flonz’s store.

Please visit the DT’s blogs for more inspiration and also it would be nice to leave them some love.


9 Responses to “Revisiting Stamping Techniques At VSC”

  1. butterfly says:

    That’s a very cool technique – I love anything that means you end up with double the result for your efforts! Love your fabulous gilded ship, a great masculine card… and very brave of you to draw our attention to work from five years ago – though I have to say it looks perfectly fine to me!
    Alison xx

  2. Donna Ellis says:

    wow! I love that you were able to create 2 projects using this technique simply by dividing the “colors” of panels. FABULOUS designs, and perfect for creating interesting masculine cards. The gold really lends the elegant factor without it being formal or feminine! Shirl, these are fabulous! hugs, de

  3. Brenda says:

    What a great creation Shirl, very effective, I’ve done it in back and white but never tried with gold, need to give that a go. Love seeing your masculine cards, always need inspiration for them.

    B x

  4. Claire C says:

    Fab card Shirl, love that technique but haven’t seen it for ages. Gorgeous tags too
    Claire xx

  5. Craftyfield says:

    I saw the technique in a white/black colour scheme but kraft/black is super for a Vintage image. Brilliant card for a nautically inclined male…

  6. Avril says:

    Great card Shirley, it’s a long time since I did this technique and I think it’s a shame that they sometimes get forgotten. Love the colour combo with the gold/black and the added bonus of using the left overs for another project was a great idea.
    Avril xx

  7. Shirley says:

    Hi Shirley, your masculine card is fantastic! Beautiful techniques, very creative, love it! Thank you for all your kind comments at my blog 🙂 I hope you are having a great day, Shirleyxx

  8. Anne R says:

    Wow Shirl, this is such a great technique! I love the look of the ship and the string embellishment looks wonderful, must try both of those!! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Terry says:

    Oh I am loving the effect on this card, Shirley! What a great masculine creation and the colors add so much richness! You are one clever cookie! Hugs!

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