Hi friends! Back in December when I did my year-end craft room declutter I came across 4 flamingo stamp sets I have purchased over the past year and a half that I had not used! I bought them and couldn’t wait to use them so why do they sit uninked in their packaging?
I also found a pack of bleeding tissue paper that I had-to-have last year and only used once so that had to get used, as well as washi tape because honestly I went a bit off the rails with washi tape over the past few years but it all “sparks joy” so I better use it! I’ll also show you how to mirror a stamp like I did with the flamingo below!
I decided it was time to use it or lose it and so I decided to make big fun tropical colorful batch of cards! Watch the video to see how!
Don’t feel shame if you have supplies you bought and have not used, just use them! Supplies are made to be used. I’ll be honest, it is easier to collect supplies than to use them but the joy you get from creating will far outlive the high you might get from finding and buying them. I can’t wait to use these stamps again!
Supplies(Affiliate links used if available)
- Flamingo stamp set from Local King Rubber Stamps
- Layering flamingo/tropical set from Hampton Art
- Layering flamingo from Hero Arts On Amazon, on Simon Says Stamp
- Watercolor Flamingo rubber stamp from Rubbernecker
- 3″x5″ gel printing plate
- Ink pads: Distress, Memento, Hero arts
- Bristol board or watercolor paper for backgrounds
- Bleeding tissue paper
- Flamingo brads
- Flamingo/tropical wash tape
- Scallop edge die
- Heavyweight White Cardstock
Some of the products are from Simon Says Stamp, they have a great selection but rarely ever have a sale BUT they are having their 17th anniversary sale and offering 17% off sitewide with coupon code SANV783 through 2/17/19. They also ship worldwide!
I hope this inspires you to ink up an unloved stamp and have fun!
It always makes me feel good to play with my supplies! Happy crafting!