Sunday, April 15, 2012

CC2C No. 1: Custom foam stamps

Challenge: The StudioL3 Compendium of Curiosities volume II Challenge, technique 1

Technique: Custom foam stamps, page 66

Sponsor: Simon Says Stamps

Main products used for this project: Black chip board base, homemade perfect pearls mist, perfect medium (stamping), vintage photo distress embossing powder and re-purposed watch parts. 

Project observations: Welcome to the first CC2C everyone! My version of this technique doesn't employ one of the products described in the book, which I can't afford at the moment, but instead uses plumbers' rubber that can be found at home improvement stores.

Although this project also doesn't feature additional, matching die cut pieces utilizing this technique in the future will be awesome for layering in shadows and creating surface veneers that can only be achieved with a stamp.

Stamps I cut promptly after the gadget gears used here include the Caged Bird, Regal Crest, mini flourish (correct name unknown) and the mini Gadget Gears.

Frankly, this entire technique is simply another reason for me to want all of Tim's Sizzix Alterations dies. As if I needed one.

Please visit Linda at StudioL3, and take a moment to view what everyone is creating this week!


  1. Your 'plummer's rubber' gear made a great stamp, on top of the layered full of details background. Agreed, I too 'need' more of Tim's dies!

  2. Tracy, it's awesome to see you, and I'm LOVING this stunner of a tag! Those gold and purple tones-- we're talking SERIOUS gorgeousness going on here. The plumbers' rubber worked perfectly-- very clever (but that's not surprising, as you're a very clever lady!). I'm so glad you joined in-- you made my day!

  3. Hello there! You have one shimmery tag of greatness going on here! Love those foamy gears and how clever are you with the title! I sure do miss seeing you around and hopefully, you are back to play! Big hugs!

  4. Your plumber's rubber worked so well. I love the colours you chose - they look really beautiful. I enjoyed this challenge so much!

  5. such a cool tag!! stunning piece!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

  6. Wonderful tag, looks great. I've to work on this challenge... time's running.

  7. Very nice tag!! What a great way to start off the new challenge.

  8. I love your tag, the background is stunning
    Sophie x

  9. Kewl Tracy, now I really need to pick up Tim's new book!
    hugs Lynn
    have a great weekend!