Random stamping

I’ve mentioned before how terrified I was when my Stampin’ Up! demonstrator instructed us to stamp an image randomly on a piece of card stock.  Random is not really my nature — my favorite stamping tool is a ruler!  So trying to stamp in a random pattern (is that an oxymoron?) without being too controlled was a real challenge.  Then one day I was in a stamp class and the instructor taught us the secret of the triangle.  I’ll use these pages from My Digital Studio to teach it to you:

  1. Stamp your first image (here, in Old Olive).
  2. Step 1

  3. Stamp another image (the new image is in Old Olive, the first one is in Ruby Red).
  4. Step 2

  5. Stamp the third image to create the third point of an imaginary triangle (again, the most recent stamped image is Old Olive).
  6. Step 3

  7. Continue making triangles!
  8. Step 4

    Step 5

Practice this technique on some scratch paper.  Ready for a challenge?  Stamp a single image in a random pattern on a sheet of Whisper White or Very Vanilla.

Step 6Then add a second image in a random pattern, spacing images in triangles of a different size than the first image.  Pay no attention to whether they’re in a white space, or directly over the first image — just complete the triangles.

Step 7Do you like the effect?  This is how we create the “master board” for One Sheet Wonder projects.  You can see it in the card below:

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1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3 — just like waltzing!  And just like learning to dance, it takes practice!

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6 Responses to Random stamping

  1. Moorestampin says:

    You never seem to amaze me – these directions are executed beautifully!

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  3. Wow! I never looked at it like this before. Thanks for the tip!

  4. Linda Henry says:

    Thanks for the tips on random stamping!

  5. Cathy Perren says:

    You have no idea how scared I have been to randomly stamp! This is such great information…it is like an “ah-ha” moment…the light bulb just went off! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

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