Hunkydory’s enormous ‘For the Love of Stamps‘ range is very collectible, too collectible tbh! With SEVEN different launches this year alone, and each launch containing 10 stamp sets, you can’t fail to find something you love – from dragons, dinosaurs, and birds to classic cars, cocktails and ice creams! Stamping and colouring has always been in my top three of favourite papercrafts but the inspiration provided by Hunkydory (See Pinterest) with this range has unleashed a whole new love of stamping – perfectly branded stamps
Stamping and masking is a technique to give the impression of dimension to your stamped images. I had never tried masking stamps before this range, but watching a tutorial and seeing the results masking could give, inspired me to have a go. I started with the A* Teacher set and used a masking sheet designed for the job, ultra low tack so it sticks on your image, but doesn’t spoil it nor leave any residue when you lift the mask off. Here I have already stamped ‘To a great teacher’ then masked it off with the little cut out you can see on the left. This enabled me to stamp the lined notepaper seemingly around the writing, then I have masked off the notepaper in order to place haphazard crayons around the note. I didn’t really give it too much thought, just had fun with the stamping trying to recreate a mess that my children would leave behind if they were colouring! I had also created a crayon mask to allow for stamping crayons under one another.
Adding simple colour without worrying about shading was also fun but effective (yes this is a different card, well spotted!).
Followed by some personalisation with die-cut mirri, and then a few more cards for the amazingly important people helping to shape my children’s minds. A set of highly therapeutic end-of-term thank you cards utilising my first attempt at stamping and masking!
Finally, another one that didn’t involve any masking but was simply indulging a love of stamping creativity!What a lovely set of stamps with so many options.Hope this has given you some A* stamping and masking ideas!