I combined two challenges here CAS and TLC. We were supposed to make our own stamp. Didn't have any fun foam, which was one of the suggestions. So I cut a little goat out on my cricut (5 times in CS - glued them all together and 1 time in vinyl - put that on top) and made a stamp out of him. The vinyl kept the ink from just soaking into the paper. But it also would not seem to release the ink completely either, no matter how I inked it. But I sort of like that it made a spotted goat and gave hime shading all at once. Then I gave him a flower to eat and cut away a circle frame for the flower.
Date: Monday, January 27, 2014 GMT Views: 1423
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 74577
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 @ 11:34 PM
Ah - vinyl was a good idea! I know when I've tried using chipboard in the past with punches, I always found it absorbent. And I like the effect the vinyl gives - it's similar to what I get when I do the stamping with an acrylic block technique (though some other people manage to get amazingly even coverage with that!!). There's a breed of sheep called Jacob's Sheep, that's exactly what your sweet little goat reminds me of.
And, ha, he looks all ready to browse away on the foliage. I hope it's not the flower he has in mind to eat, LOL.
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 64499
Tue, Jan 28, 2014 @ 3:19 AM
Ah, I must say your title got my attention. : ) Your description answered all questions....you are very creative and inventive. And came up with a cute card. I like the spotted goat...probably more than I would a completely brown one. : )
Registered: March 24, 2012 Location: West Virginia Posts: 1358
Tue, Jan 28, 2014 @ 7:39 AM
Gorgeous card. I love the little goat image. Great flower too, perfect, for the little goats lunch. LOL. Great job making your stamp, it turned out wonderfully. Into my faves. tfs.