Simple Stamping – All The Good Things

I was mostly drawn to the All The Good Things stamp set because of the sentiments, for their meanings and the mix of capital letters with the cursive font which I think is a great combination, but now I’ve had a play with this set I’ve fallen for the fish too.

I’ll be honest and getting  the large fish image to ink up well has not been that simple. The sentiments are also part of the stamp so using the big ink pads always lefft me with splodges where I didn’t want them. I tried our Stampin’ Markers and although they worked you didn’t get the full beauty of the shading from this distinctive stamp. I was tempted to cut the stamp apart and then I tried using the sponge daubers.

I’ve not used these for years, but they are the perfect size for inking up small areas on a stamp and also you dont have the problem of excess ink.

simple stamping - all the good things card 2

For this first card I gave the large fish using the largest rectangle frame from the Swirly Frames stamp set. Using the card on the Stamp-a-ratus meant I was able to place the frame exactly where I wanted, i think this makes the whole thing look like a painting hung on a wall.

simple stamping -all the good things card 1

For the second card I added the smaller fish and then added some of the Pool Party sequins from the iridescent assortment.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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