Guest Post: Savvy Stamps

We’d like to welcome Savvy Stamps to the blog today. Go Savvy Stamps!

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Hi Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking! We’re so excited to be here today to show you some of our stamps and share a few tips. First, we were asked to share a little about our company by answering a few questions.

How did you start your company?  We’ve had our company for 15 years!  It’s hard to believe!  We worked together at Impress in Seattle but I must give credit to Lara for us getting together.  We both had ideas on stamps we wanted to create so we did our first line of stamps that included about 10 images and it was a holiday line.  We hand-carved most of them!

What are your favorite tools to use? This is easy – I love my ATG gun (couldn’t imagine life without it), an X-Acto knife, masking tape, double stick tape, and Big Shot (of course).

Besides your company’s products, what other products do you love to use?  Impress fresh ink – the colors are perfect!  But I really like a lot of different companies.

What kind of camera do you use? I use a Nikon but also my iPhone.  It’s all about lighting.  I love my self-made light box!  I live in the NW so it’s necessary!!

Now that you know a little about Savvy Stamps I want to show you some stamps and how we use them.

We LOVE to watercolor! It’s so easy to create a little piece of art. Our new release of floral stamps lends itself to this biggest trend!

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Tip: Washi tape is the perfect tape to use to mask! I created the mask and then used my broad brush to cover the paper with water then added yellow Twinkling H2O’s to create the yellow background.

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Here’s a little trick: When you stamp on textured paper with a solid image, the texture will come through. You can touch up the stamped image with your watercolor brush (slightly wet). Pick up a little ink with the brush and fill in the image.

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And now the part you’ve been waiting for! These are four of our new stamps and we would LOVE to give them away! We’re also including some of the products used in the samples shown.

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Thanks for letting me visit!

-Cindi

Note: Leave a comment by 5:00 pm MDT on Monday, April 21 and we’ll randomly choose one person to win the Savvy Stamp prize.

 

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152 Responses to Guest Post: Savvy Stamps

  1. Debbie (from Sugar Land) says:

    I’d love to win this – these are beautiful techniques and great products!

  2. Susan S. says:

    I enjoy watercolors, too. I’d love to CASE your cards, hope I win!

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