seriously under-utilize my stamps! *blush* I love them; I can see the versatility in them; and, I happen to have a lot of them! *blush*
I was recently in the very hurried need of a card and challenged myself to make a stamped card. One of the techniques that I like and have not used much is Rolled Stamping. Now I am not sure if that is the "official" name of the technique but it certainly describes the following pictures!!!
You will need a stamp set that is NOT a lined drawn image; 2 colours of ink and of course paper.
Cover your stamped image with the LIGHTEST colour first.
Then with the now inked image, tip the stamp on its edge and "roll" the edges of the image on the darker ink so you are only inking the EDGES.
Then stamp! I used 2 very different colours so you could see the areas of the ink and stamp. You may prefer a more subtle look and use shades of the same colour.
I randomly stamped the image on my card front and then embellished each of the flower centres. Voila! A quick and easy card for a special birthday girl!
Can you show me your stamping???