When I saw this Mason jar style of stamp, "Nature Jar," from Red Lead PaperWorks, I knew that it had so many possibilities, but I had no idea the creative twists and turns would lead it into an embroidery pattern.
My first experiment was to stamp the jar onto the cover of my new sketch book. I had already covered it in paper from an old 1950′s camera encyclopedia. Do you see the teal duct tape? That is from Michaels and is used to cover the binding of the sketch book. This jar stamp seems to fit right in with the vintage paper. There will be more to add to it I’m sure as time goes on. I love works in progress! (P.S. That little doll charm is also from Red Lead PaperWorks. There is a cute little story that goes along with this doll named, "Emma" in the link.)
Next, I thought I’d stamp it on fabric. This is a piece of unbleached cotton with a Staz-On black ink pad used with the stamp. (I’ve stamped on fabric before – see the Crafty Secret‘s doll house accessories I made awhile back by stamping on fabric.) Playing around with it a little, I placed one of the lovely Maya Road Pinwheel Flowers on it first. Later I decided to go save that for another project and went with these vintage paper flowers that I found at a flea market.
I have been working on a sampler (of sorts) and thought I’d tack it right on with some of my favourite green embroidery thread. A piece of old lace was added to the edge, some Fiskars buttons and then a few more embroidery details. A last minute addition was to embroider the "Nature" text with fuschia pink embroidery floss. (Click photos to enlarge.)
I will have to tell you more about my sampler in another post. Thanks for letting me share – I hope you like it! I’d love to see what other ideas you all have for using rubber stamps!