Thursday, 11 February 2021

AYLI, Rubber, Clear or Digi?

 When I started stamping, there were really only red or grey rubber stamps on wooden mounts and with limited brands too. How times have changed, multiple stamps in a single themed pack and we can now even resize digi images and/or sentiments to suit. 

Our prompt for you this time at As You like It is for you to share your favourite type of stamp, and don't forget to tell us why.

I have been having a little bit of a tidy up and have made a rather large pile of stamps that haven't seen ink for a while, this is one of them (no longer available in rubber but as a digi). My stamping platform makes perfect stamping so much easier and there isn't the worry of smudging the printer ink with my alcohol markers.


I coloured Oliver with my Promarkers and die cut a football to stamp the sentiment on to. The brickwork is a very old embossing folder, wood grain one side and brick the other, possible Spellbinders? 

Anyway that's all for today. 

Keep well everyone xx

Some Challenges

Cardz 4 guyz #264 - CAS


25 comments:

Jane Savage said...

Now this is one cool card, Sarah! I agree that thanks to my stamping platform I'm in love with physical stamps again!! Thank goodness, I have enough of them :) xx

meg said...

A brilliant card for any lad love the ef and the way you used the sentiment

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant male card and lovely created as always. xxx

brenda said...

I frequently think the same Sarah and stamp platforms certainly are one of the most useful of the more recent introductions.

A super card for the lads today.

B x

cotnob said...

A super card Sarah, a great image and fabulous masculine design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Julie B said...

Love that background Sarah, perfect for Oliver! I had a clear up too and found a box of ancient wooden block stamps with prices still on, my were they expensive. No wonder it took a time to get a good selection for the stash. Must admit I'm still loathe to fork out unless I consider them stamps multi purpose.
Thanks for joining us at Cardz4Guyz too. :)

Elaine Stark said...

A super image for a young male, he looks great against the brick wall. Elaine

Pat said...

What a great card Sarah, love the background and super image.

Pat xx

Diane said...

Awesome design Sarah love the embossed background and young man.

Hugs diane

Carol S. said...

A great background and a great image. I have this stamp too! Like you Sarah, I much prefer to use stamps. It's what I grew up with. Stay safe and warm!! Hugs, Carol S.xxx

Lisa xx said...

Fabulous card Sarah, this image puts me so much in mind of my son, lol

On the subject of stamping platforms, although my preference is for digi stamps, I have been eyeing these up.....which one have you got?

Lorraine said...

A brilliant boys card, Oliver looks fab and I love the way you've added the sentiment
Lorraine x

Carole Pollard said...

Hi Sarah a fabulous card design and a stamp I still love perfect for the boys Regarding* stamps I much prefer the rubber stamps every time but sadly digis do seem popular I hate digi sentiments as you cannot heat emboss them or stamp them on a matching scrap of paper . I use all but still like a proper stamp Like others I have a stamping platform as well However there are certain brand that stamp perfectly every time

Take care and thanks for your kind comments on my blog Love and hugs Carole x

dj said...

One cool dude!! I need to add this image to my wish list..I have 11 nephews and this cool dude would be a hit with them!! Thanks for playing along with our CAS challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

Chrissy said...

Wat a great stamp for young guys Sarah, fab colouring and I LOVE your background, and the sentiment looks awesome like a ball and he just kicked, clever design, love it.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Claire (Mrs H) said...

This is perfect love the brick bavkground behind him

Katrina Bufton said...

Brilliant card, I love how you've used the sentiment as the football
Hugs,
Katrina x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A fabulous card for a young lad and beautifully CAS too. Love that embossing folder, it's very defined.
Lorraine

Inkyfingers said...

What a perfect Teen card, Sarah and you have composed and coloured it beautifully. Love the textured background too! I would have said this is a typical teenager walking with earphones plugged in but I have to admit I do the same now on my walks if I'm alone!
Have a good weekend.
Hugs
Carol x

Tammy said...

Fabulous masculine card Sarah, I love that image and the awesome brick background!
Hugs, Tammy

Lynne said...

A wonderful card for a young man Sarah x

Lynne in NI said...

Great job using your oldies Sarah! Nice idea to put your sentiment in he football too!

Jules said...

Hi Sarah

A great card. Love the background and the "happy birthday" football!

Quite a hard challenge because I love all of those choices.

I hope that all is well with you.

Love Jules xx

Billie A said...

Wonderful brick wall and awesome guy. Perfect for a guy birthday any day card. Love it. So glad you shared over at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Brenda said...

I recall those days, Stampin' Up and Close to My Heart were the major players. I can hardly stamp now without my stamp platform. Oliver is wonderful, I love the texture you've achieved with the embossing folder.