Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tuesday Tutorial: Cluster Stamping

Do you ever create something that you absolutely love? That's how I feel about this card!

It measures 4"x4", and because I was making it 40 times over for a swap (Yes, that's forty identical cards!), I used a technique called "cluster stamping."

It's really a simple technique, but it only works with clear stamps. (I sure couldn't have done this w/my old wood mounted ones.) Once you get a design that you like, you "cluster" the stamps on a block so that you can stamp several images at once. (You could cluster them first and just take what you get, but I kind of stamped out a protype, then was able to line up my uninked stamps on different blocks to achieve the scene I was looking for.)

I began by stamping the bottom leaves in Garden Green.

Next, I added my Creme Brulee accents.

Third came the Juniper images.

Finally, I finished it off with some Cocoa vines.

This card uses the One of a Kind stamp set, Veranda paper pack, Veranda Creative Basics paper pack, Just Blooms Spring Blossoms (Creme Brulee), and an Antique Copper brad.


  1. I LOVE this card, but after making 40 of them, I would probably be sick of it by then! Just sayin'.

  2. I totally agree with your mom - as usual! But if you are going to make 40, this is a good process!

  3. Wow - love the little scene that you created. The colors and the stamps are just perfect.

  4. Just GORGEOUS. I wasn't going to get this set (have a spending limit..so tough) BUT now I am reconsidering.

  5. grear idea. i made twelve thank you cards and i was sick of it by the end, so i can't imagine....


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