Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Altered Stamped Image Tutorial

I am a lazy stamper. Yep, it is true.
When I stamp...I look for the easiest shortcuts and I want to get the most use from my stamps. So, I am going to share a few of the tricks and cheats I use to stamp EASY! Here is one:

The first trick is altering stamped images. You can alter many of the stamp images you have by masking off sections or rubbing off ink on certain areas of the image before stamping. But, you can also alter stamps after they have been stamped.

Over a year ago, I drew this doctor set (Dr. Feelgood) for Gina K Designs. I love using him in his original form to create fun and spunky valentines for my husband, get well cards for friends (who want to laugh!)..etc. But, there are times when I need the good doctor to PUT HIS PANTS on!

Here is the EASY way to alter the image. First stamp the image. I used Memento tuxedo black ink on Gina K's Pure Luxury layering weight cardstock.


Then, take a black thin lined pen and extend his short lines down to his ankles. Draw rounded shapes around his feet to resemble shoes.


Next, color his pants with a black Copic marker and his shoes with dark brown and a bit of black. Whola! A respectable doctor.

Here is the card I created with this image. I am tucking this into my husband's bag next week when he takes his level II anesthesia boards in New York. You could easily substitute a "GET WELL" sentiment here too. The hearts are also in the same Dr. Feelgood set. And, for a finishing touch, I added a little rain dot heart to his stethoscope!

That is it! Fast and easy....just my style!
AND....coming in two weeks to Gina K Designs......a much requested companion set to Dr. Feelgood. Shhhh!!! Bet you can't guess what it is?!
Thanks for stopping by!

25 comments:

Diana said...

Awesome! I can't wait to try this... of course, I love Dr. Feelgood too though. HAHAHA!

Anita said...

Wow! What a wonderful way to alter a stamp. Beautiful card!

Tracey said...

Fabulous! Thanks for the tip Cammie! Love your card and good luck to your hubby!! xx

Deborah Anton said...

Very nice tutorial! Can't wait to see your newest set to accompany this one!

Susan G said...

I probably shouldn't admit this, but I hadn't even noticed he didn't have pants on! Great way to alter him, though.

Starla said...

LOL~~I'm with Susan...can't say I ever really noticed that good doc was in his underwear!! hehe
Soooo, is "nurse cammie" going to make an appearance?! hehe

Jan Castle said...

You are my kind of stamper....stretch those dollars we have to spend on stamps!!!
Any more tricks up your sleeve?
Jan Castle

6 wacky women said...

Wow Cammie...that's awesome!!
You are so clever....great tip.
TFS.
Good Luck to your hubby!!

Karen x

Christina Fischer said...

I like him with his pants on (but I like them off, too!)!!

Great card -- good luck to your hubby! :)

BTW -- I 'got' the frog! Too funny!

Jessie/knightrone said...

SO cute!! Love it!!

Alex said...

You AMAZE me girl - this is totally cute and what a great idea, it's like having all kinds of different stamps in one! I need to try this with something, lol! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Thanks for sharing this. I think it really gives you two different stamps in one. Love the dp you used. He will love this. TFS

chelemom said...

What a great card! Love your idea of putting his "pants" back on! LOL!

Melanie said...

super cute!
what a hint!!!

Amy Johnson said...

What a cute card! I've never seen that image before. Thanks for the info on altering stamped images AFTER they have been stamped. good luck to your husband!

Donna said...

Great job, Cammie. Thanks for the tip. What a cute set for a get well card! Have a great day! Hugs!

Dawn Easton said...

lol..sure you make it look easy...but I can't draw, even with a ruler...haha!

Oh I can't wait to see what you have coming soon!!! Exciting!

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

How clever you are :)

Judi said...

So cute, love the "respectable" Doctor. Hmmm, I'm guessing a nurse set???

Elena said...

It is not cheating! It is very creative! Thank you for sharing, Cammie!

Kimberly Crawford said...

Yep, you are WAY TOO clever!!! LOVE it!!!!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a fabulous idea!! Adorable transitioned card!! :) TFS!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

There you go being all clever and creative again Cam!! Love your doctored up doctor!

Heather "Hev" said...

Very clever :)

Have a happy Easter :)

Debbie Olson said...

Cammie, I love your makeover her--great tutorial and fabulous card!