Challenge: Stamping All-Stars


New week, new challenge! This week we are talking All-Stars. You know, those fantastic stamps (or inks, I suppose!) that are your go-to, your best, your stamps you can turn to for any project!

Simon is, as always, offering a generous $50 voucher that will be randomly drawn from the eligible entries each week. For your chance to win a $50 voucher you should hop on over and join in the challenge here.


I went with my Dylusions leaf stamp because I use it TONS. I also combined it with the Memento Luxe inks that I’ve been playing with (and loving!) to create a surprisingly easy home décor piece. I’ll share the how-to with you. I know this is something I’ll be doing more of in the near future!



1. Take a wood letter (or shape) and coat with thick white acrylic paint. Use a popsicle stick or credit card to apply paint, leave some areas thicker so that ridges and lines form and create a great texture. Allow to dry.

2. Take 2 colors of Memento Luxe inks and stamp directly onto your letter/shape a few times. Then squirt with water and watch those colors blend, bleed, and run together! Use heat gun to dry or dab away excess.


3. Once dry, stamp with black memento ink (the leaves) and use heat gun to dry. Then use dylusions ink (in water brushes) to color in the leaves.


4. Edge project with black memento luxe ink, heat set.

5. Apply a gel medium (I used Imagine Crafts Creative Medium – but any would work) with a dot stencil. Let dry.

6. Finish by brushing a bit of gold paint over the top of some areas.


Supplies Used:

It was simple, and while there was a LOT of drying time, the actual creative time was minimal on this project. I love the results- and I’m REALLY loving these Memento Luxe inks for my home décor and “off the paper” projects! I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s creation.


Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. During the past 11 years we celebrate rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a STAMPtember® event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media, life documenting, art journaling, and many forms of altering and expressing art.

16 thoughts on “Challenge: Stamping All-Stars”

  1. Wow… May, I love your beautiful creation! The acrylic paint and credic card made such a great textured background! The colors and stamping are totally awesome! Thank you for the great inspiration. 🙂

  2. Great textural letter May and those inks look intriguing. Love the leaves stamped around the edges. Tracy x

  3. MAYYYYYYY! Possibly the coolest alphabet letter I have ever encountered. Seriously love this technique and the stamped leaves around the edges create such a whimsical, yet sophisticated effect.

  4. Love this! The texture is awesome. Very cool! And thanks for the info about the Luxe ink. I’ve been thinking about getting those for myself, but It’s so hard to purchase ink sight unseen. I really rely on recommendations for those purchases. After seeing this project, those inks just shot straight to the top of my shopping list. 🙂

  5. Wow!! Super cool letter, May! I was literally just looking into making a letter for a good friend of mine for a Christmas present so this gives me lots of ideas 🙂

    Thank you!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. This is so cool May!! What a great piece of home decor. Beautiful colors — love the Memento inks. I’ll look out for them. The leaves around the edges were the perfect accent for the piece. I would love to try this. Thanks for the ideas!!! — Mary Elizabeth

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