Why I Don’t Always Cut Up My Stamp Plates

The new Creative Expressions stamp set for the design team to play with in June is the Sam Poole’s Art Sayings stamp plate. It is all in the sentiment!

Perfect example of why I don’t always cling mount and cut up my stamp sets, sometimes the plate itself makes a perfect stamp in its own right.

How is that for a background?

Looks great with the Ranger Tim Holtz Distress stains splatter – which I love doing ‘coz it is just so much fun!

The frame and ‘Capture The Moment’ sentiment are from Sam Poole’s Vintage Photo set.

Think I might just keep this Art Sayings stamp set uncut!

Have a super stampy weekend.


Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She’s a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.


  1. 26 May 2012 / 7:12 am

    Hi Kim

    A fabby finished look .. .. loving the splatters too!!

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  2. 26 May 2012 / 7:45 am

    What a fab way to use the stamp plate – the card looks super.

    Toni xx

  3. 26 May 2012 / 7:54 am

    What a brilliant idea Kim, it looks fab this way! So often I don't have the backing in store when I get unmounted stamps!!!!!

    Hugs from super sunny Holland, Irene

  4. 26 May 2012 / 8:29 am

    great card Kim, I love the spots ☺ and the colors, just great!!have a great weekend.

  5. 26 May 2012 / 12:36 pm

    wow, that is a fantastic background, love, it, hugs

  6. 26 May 2012 / 1:42 pm

    Fantastic background hun!!! I love the splats 😀 x

  7. 26 May 2012 / 4:08 pm

    Love this Kim! What a fab idea & so creative (as always).
    I hope you are well & having a great weekend (warm weather at last – yay!)

  8. 26 May 2012 / 4:10 pm

    Oh great card Kim. I'd have never have thought of just leaving it as it was…Good idea..Love S x

  9. 26 May 2012 / 5:57 pm

    Kim this is fab and I'm so bad at cutting the sheets up will have to stop and think now!! Chanelle xx

  10. 27 May 2012 / 12:22 pm

    Well how clever is that !!! Love this fab card and clever use of the plate !! The splotches are a perfect match for this super creation.


  11. 27 May 2012 / 6:28 pm

    Just inspirational Kim, a superb card and way to use the stamp set.
    Have a great week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  12. 28 May 2012 / 9:16 am

    lol, awesome idea for an awesome background! and yep, totally love to make those kind of stain splatters too 😉
    have a happy week,

  13. 28 May 2012 / 3:36 pm

    Now that's a really creative use of stamps! hum? maybe I won't cut up my next stamp plate!
    hugs Lynn

  14. 28 May 2012 / 10:10 pm

    I love your use of the sentiment stamp, brilliant idea!

  15. 31 May 2012 / 8:04 pm

    A brilliant card Kim and a great idea to use the stamps as a background.
    xxx Hazel.

  16. 1 June 2012 / 2:09 pm

    oh Kim- words can't even express how much I love this!!! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  17. 1 June 2012 / 9:15 pm

    Totally fab Kim! think you might just split them up eventually though…coz you can always put them back together on a large acrylic block…have to say you inspired me with the splats for my next Tanda Teaser.

  18. 3 June 2012 / 7:19 pm

    What a fantastic card – great way to use your sentiment set and those "splats" are just so effective – just love it

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