Gingham & Co.
Set size – 6 × 8 inchesHuge Big stamps - seriously - you might need new blocks for these...and you absolutely WILL need to use the mouse mat tip - you know, where you place a mouse mat underneath your stamping card/paper - it is essential for getting great impressions from all large stamps - see here for a little tut with pics - scroll down to where it says "getting a good impression".
Also - as will all large clear stamps from all manufacturers, do be careful when you peel these off the sheet for the first time - this is when they are especially sticky and you don't want to rip them off too quick and risk detaching the substrate.
I wanted gingham - I wanted it in 3 sizes - there is not a project I make that could not use a little touch of gingham somewhere! Our gingham design is based on our original, and may I say 'groundbreaking' plaid making stamps, here and here. They will work in perfect harmony as a complement to those if you already have them.
Ideal as background building stamps these are oversized so that you can stamp an image the entire length of a standard card without having to realign. Realignment is also super easy if you want to cover the entire card base with pattern.
The &Co part of this set is the huge reverse polka dot set - it may be used to create a background pattern, but a lot of the time I will be using this to stamp a little polka pattern that I can then go and punch circles from, or cut leaves out of - it's like having your own personal patterned paper maker - any colour of polka dot pattern that you wish!
Smallest Gingham Stamp measures just under 5 and 3/4 inches in length by 1 and 5/8 inches wide. The reverse polka dot stamp measures just under 5 and 3/4 inches in length by just under 2 and 1/4 inches wide.
All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2011 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.
Small images show cards made using these stamps, other stamps may also have been used on these samples.