When I was making the cards for my project of the day this month (see below)
I used a leaf stamp to create a flower which got me thinking - what other stamps could be used for another purpose... and how to get all your petals evenly spaced when going around in a circle...
In this Lilypad Lesson I'll show you how to create evenly spaced petals on a flower, and also we'll look at using stamps in designs other than that of their intended purpose. Showing the versatility of Banana Frog stamps... and its always great to find new uses for your stamps..
Evenly spaced petals:
Start with two petals:
Add another two to form a cross:
The above were created with the build a daisy stamp set, while the pattern below has been created the same technique using the 'build a bloom' set of stamps
The flowers below were created using the leaf from 'build a daisy' - the flower looks different depending on which leaf tip is used into the centre, try turning an image around for an alternative effect:
The 'Retro Snowflakes' are a versatile set of stamps because some of the snowflakes make great flower centres, and because the set has images in several sizes they're suitable for large flowers (used here with build-a-bloom images) or with dainty paper flowers...
Lastly this is a great design for a 12x12 page - creating a large design using a flourish (from the 'swirls' set) overprinted with a petal from 'build-a-bloom' - its greats when completely different stamp set can be brought together in a design. I created this in pinks and oranges but I'm now thinking that if I'd stamped this in blues & silvers it would make a lovely snowflake!
I hope this simple Lilypad lesson has encouraged/inspired you to look at your Banana Frog stamps in a different way - if you've come up with alternative uses for the stamp designs please show them to us on the Flickr page.
Class dismissed, take care