To kick off my Use-Your-Stamps Challenge, I pulled out my storage box labeled "Ocean" and set to work, so obviously you're going to see some ocean-themed cards for the next week or so.
Several of the stamps in that box are very, very old...Personal Stamp Exchange stamps from over 12 years ago. For those of you who don't know, PSX when out of business in 2003, although rights to the line of images appear to have changed hands a few times since. These are among the first stamps I bought, and they still make me happy.
Kind reader Kegbo sent me some Papertrey die cuts a few months ago because, you know, I don't own a die cutting machine. So I decided to combine the old PSX stamps and the new die cut and here's what happened!
The border stamp and the trio of sea shells work together perfectly, and the shape of the die cut label is perfect, too. The tiny sentiment is from Papertrey's Sign Language set...the little sentiments in that set are incredibly useful!
As you work through your own Use-Your-Stamps Challenge, think how you can breathe fresh life into older stamps by combining them with new things.
And keep an eye on Ardyth's blog for the One-Layer-Wednesday Challenge this week!
stamps: PSX, Papertrey Sign Language
ink: VersaMagic Ocean Depth, Jumbo Java
accessories: die cut, dimensionals