Saturday 27 October 2018

2018 #18 Stamping Platforms: Shift with ECF {by Etsuko Noguchi}

 2018 Topic 18: Stamp Platform Techniques

Wow!! Etsuko has a few platform ideas in this posts, shadows and spaced stamping! Great tips, I'm sure you'll think of many spin-off ideas! And she's ticking the spooky box too, only a few more sleeps! ~ Leandra 

Hi everyone, it's Etsuko My Favorite Things with you today, and I'd like to share with you  my Shift project using Stamp Platform with Courtney's favorite stamps.

I was so exited when Tim Holtz first introduced the Stamp Platform, and before I used a T-shaped tool for positioning but I could not do a variety of work like is possible with this tool. I am using it for most of my work now. Also I am very happy that Lynne Perrella's delicate stamps and stamps can be cleanly stamped without fail.

First I wanted to use it for positioning, so I set a plastic quilting section measure tool down onto the Platform. To use it stamp directly on the sheet and stamp it on the paper.
Next is a method of shifting the paper to make a stamped shadow.
Here I move the paper with the position of the stamp intact, first stamp the orange shadow, move the paper to the upper left, change the color to the brown and stamp again the darker image. To make a shadow of the same width, move the stamp and paper repeats the shift at the same position as shown above.
I used Halloween stamps by Hot Picks, HPHW02, HPHW04.

I used Fresco Finish -- Twilight, Double DenimVenice BlueSteel GrayGlacier Ice.

This is a continuous pattern of the same interval.
Make a measuring tape that calculates the pattern and spacing. Stamp with you paper in the normal start position top left corner of the platform, next move the paper by one graduated space to the right, stamp again, and keep moving the paper to the next marked line each time, then repeat stamp on the paper.

This is a process of making the stamp fixed and pink heart.
It is a simple technique but it is difficult to stamp many time in the same place without the tool.

The background is darker than Peach Nectar Fresco, so firstly I used Snowflake and Peach Nectar Fresco on it, added the little distress and finished with Seth's bee wax baked texture.

I really enjoyed this project with Courtney's images. Stamp Platform is very convenient tool and it is an innovation in the recent craft sector. I think there are still techniques to use this tool as much as possible. I am looking forward to seeing everybodys blog challenge.

Thank you so much and see you soon.
Etsuko xxx

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Words and Pictures said...

So many great tips and techniques, Etsuko - I love the shadow stamping and the repeats. Great post, and lovely work with Courtney's fab stamps.
Alison x

Etsuko said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment Alison. xxx

ionabunny said...

Some fab tips here Etsuko and beautiful cards. Hugz

Lucy said...

What a fabulous post, Etsuko! That shadow idea is brilliant, I will be using that. Very sorry for the late comment,

Lucy x