Sunday, 4 January 2015

Stamped With Heart

Did you spot the Amy Tangerine Stitched Applique heart patterned paper in this month's Kit-to-Copy over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog? 

I knew I could forge a regular heart pattern ... but how to do it in a time-saving way? 

Stamping it out perhaps?  Yes, but hard to get a regular grid ...

What about punched holes for stencilling?
That would work reasonably well:

I marked out 1" lines across a strip of scrap cardstock (starting ½" in from the edge) and punched a heart out at each line, taking care to place the cardstock fully into the punch slot (and lining up the lines with a small pencil mark I'd made on the punch).


Then I used the strip as a stencil and inked out 11 hearts at once!  I was fairly lazy and spaced my lines of hearts quite far apart, but by varying the placement of punched shapes and the strip as a whole you can get a variety of effects.

There are more counterfeiting ideas from my fellow Master Forgers over at the CKCB today.

21 comments:

alexa said...

Very neat, Jemma, and a lot quicker and more accurate than trying to do it with a heart stamp!

Amanda Jane said...

Excellent idea. Much easier than stamping them individually. I may have to copy.

kjjc said...

Ver resourceful!

Susanne said...

Adorable and efficiently done - I bow to your creative powers!

Angela Coles said...

perfect idea, and now you have a new stencil for your draw too.

Have fun using your paper.

Laura said...

Genius! Top forging.

humel said...

Clever - and easily adaptable - I likey very much :)

Sandra said...

Now that's clever! :)

Solange J. said...

So clever!

In His Grace, Janine Rachau said...

Thanks for sharing! I hadn't considered how you lined up everything so nicely until I read this post. Great work, Jemma!

K said...

Great idea Jem!

Alison said...

VERY clever! Xx

Michele said...

What a clever idea - works perfectly!

My not so simple life said...

brilliant idea!

Clair said...

That's such a clever idea!

Lisa said...

so very clever! I would never have come up with this but the effect is perfect

LCSmithSAVED said...

No wonky hearts nodding & bowing to each other with this technique! And when I think of all those little punches with cute motifs languishing in my drawer. Genius!

Maggie said...

Top Tip, Jemma one to file away for future reference. Happy New Year from Normandy.

Lesley G said...

Clever you!!!
Perfect forging :)

Sandie said...

Clever idea Jemma. And a happy new year to you!

Missus Wookie said...

Very clever idea - I've also taped strips together to be able to stagger punched holes. I like easy techniques that look complicated ;)