Thursday, April 18, 2013

Inspired by Amber Kemp-Gerstel in Stamp It 3 Ways

The most recent Stamp It 3 Ways contains lots of really good inspiration, and I'm going to start with Amber Kemp-Gerstel's card on page 84, titled Abstract Sincere Card:

(Note: the card base is white in real life...hard to photograph on the slick magazine pages!)

I love how she's colored in what looks to be the same image in multiple color schemes and then cut out random sections on random, uneven blocks. The colors are pretty and the design both cool and interesting!

My version, of course, reflects a bit more, um, obsessive-compulsive neatness, and uses block stamps rather than outline stamps that need to be colored. Because I'm lazy and Amber isn't.

I just love the fun and whimsy this design creates! Just think of all the possibilities! Perhaps you could try your own version this weekend....

Just an idea.

Wow, if feels good to be up and blogging again!

Stamps: Papertrey Heart 2 Heart #11
Ink: Memento
Paper: Papertrey
Accessories: craft knife, quilting ruler, dimensionals


  1. Welcome back! I hope you can recover as much as possible from your old computer.

  2. Oh, I love this. What a great idea. I'm going to try this soon.

  3. Very interesting technique - this is a special look. Thanks for sharing. I hadn't seen the magazine.

  4. Love this !! Pinning it right now!

  5. What a neat technique and look! Awesome!

  6. Brilliant technique, and love your version too!

    Glad to see your technical issues are resolved :)

  7. This is certainly an effective and different design.

  8. LOVE this! I don't consider myself OCD in general, my hubby may argue that point...but regardless, I really like your more "neat and tidy" layout. Will be checking out my stamps this weekend to see what I have that would work for something like this! Will be pinning as well!!

  9. Computer problems can really be a pain. I'm not very patient when it comes to dealing with my computer acting up (or worse). But, I'm VERY fortunate that my hubby does regular backups. He's pretty obsessive about his backups to both his computers and mine and that makes me a happy camper since I don't have to take care of it! :)

    I really like this card and will be keeping my eyes open for stamps in my stash that will work for something like this. The stamps you used are perfect.

  10. Well, perhaps I'm a little obsessive-compulsive because I love how your version is so orderly!


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