Skipping Stones Designs Blog Hop

Hi stampers! 
Welcome to the October Skipping Stones Design Tip/Technique blog hop! I am so excited to be hopping over the other team member's blogs and seeing all the wonderful creations and tips and techniques. 
If you started the blog hop from the Skipping Stones Design blog, then you probably ended up here from Deane's  blog and her wonderful project. 
Now let's move onto the card I have today and my tip:) 
I used the Joy stamp set to create my card and the red Hero Arts ombre ink pad. I stamped my image and sentiment from the Joy stamp set onto white linen card stock. Then I die cut my image and adhered it to white linen card base. Added some pom pom trim and velvet ribbon and some Pico clear embellisher on the reindeer and the stars. 
Now, onto the tip :) In order to stamp the sentiment only from the whole stamp (the sentiment is enclosed in an ornament), I did little dissection of the stamp. Using craft knife or paper snips you can carefully cut out the sentiment from the middle of the stamp, and voila you have two separate stamps now.

Leave a comment for a chance to win a stamp set from Skipping Stones Designs! Heather will randomly select a winner! 
Now, head on over to Giovanna's blog and check out her wonderful creation and the tip/technique she has prepared for you!

Ilina --> you are here
Lee Ann


Oh, beautiful card! I have never cut out the middle of a stamp before but I will now.
Wonderful and elegant card! Thank for the tip!
Giovana said…
So pretty!! Love the white/red combo, super elegant.
Kris B said…
Pretty card! Love the pom pom trim, adds a fun touch! Thanks for the tip, the first time I cut a stamp it felt almost criminal! But it does make the more versatile!
SHartl said…
What a pretty card with the red and white. I have only cut a few stamps but it's like getting two in one!
Teresa Kline said…
fabulous Ilina! I am wanting to do this to my set, but have not had a chance...great idea and super gorgeous card!

sparkle * shine *~*
Christine said…
What a striking card! Love the red image and matching embellishments!
CraftyPaws said…
Super cute! I love the versatility! Fantastic! tfs hugs, Kristina
Janis said…
Beautiful card and a great tip. I have done stamp surgery a few times, but I think cutting something out of the center of a stamp might be above my pay-grade! Ha.
<3 J

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SO pretty! Love the pom poms!!

Deanne :)
deb c said…
Beautiful card!! Love the tip. I have done this myself!
Becca Yahrling said…
Gorgeous card, very elegant. Haven't cut apart one stamp, but have a few I'd love to. lol
Nana Griffin said…
Lovely card and a great idea cutting out the center verse from the stamp.