As a paper crafter who has been collecting…pardon me, (clears throat)…using rubber stamps for the past 20+ years, I have seen stamp companies come and go. There are the stalwarts that have been around forever, but there are also smaller stamp companies that seem to have a dedicated following, but not enormous exposure. Therefore, whenever I discover a stamp company…whether it has been around for a while and I just didn’t know about it or whether it is up and coming, it always thrills my soul. You see, paper crafting and stamping are a HUGE passion of mine, and the thought of this pastime vanishing makes my eyeholes leak.
Anywho, that whole diatribe brings me to a stamp company that I discovered last year, Kindred Stamps. Kindred Stamps does not have pages and pages of stamp inventory, but the stamps that they do have are precious. Why? Because a lot of their stamp sets have themes that relate to pop culture. Quite a few, if not most, of their sets resemble cartoon or television / movie characters that we know and love, or even love to hate (the villain stamps sets are adorable). The tag that is the focus of this post is You Are Wonderful, created by Mindy Beverly and displayed on her blog, Mindy Beverly Art Studio. It may remind you of a certain superhero, and Mindy did an awesome job creating this tag. She used the “She’s Wonderful” stamp set from Kindred Stamps, copic markers to color the image, and distress ink and distress oxide ink to color her die cut shapes. She gives the exact recipe to create the same tag that she did on her blog.
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