Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Jigsaw Stamp Tutorial

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We thought it was about time that we gave you an insight into how our design team create their cards and the thoughts behind their artwork.  

In this post Lynne Hammond brings you a tutorial about the making of her card from the Clarity shows on Create and Craft at the weekend using the new "In The Classroom" lesson 20 "JIGSAW" stamp (seen below).


Lynne's comments on this stamp set were:
"I found this a very versatile stamp set to use especially
with the masks that come with it as they enable you
to do lots of fun things".

I didn't have to cut anything out here, it's all been done with masking.

I wanted it to look like the puzzle wasn't complete, so I had to mask off one of the sides.  You can achieve this by wiping away the ink, but I always seem to miss a bit, so I used a mask.  

Simply cover up the bit you don't want inked with a Post-it and remove it before you stamp.  That last bit is very important to remember!

You can now use the appropriate mask that fits this piece of your jigsaw whilst creating the rest of your image within the jigsaw stamp.

Stamp the separate jigsaw piece at the side of your main image and using a combination of Post-its and the mask that comes with the set, mask off the area around where you want to work.

Create your image within the masked off area following the same design as your main image.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the background card into a jigsaw.  At first glance it just looks like a sheet of green card but when you look closer you can see the jigsaw pieces.

Stamps used:


Thanks to Lynne for showing us how she created her card.  We think you'll agree that broken down step-by-step this project is achievable with any combination of stamps creating a scene within the jigsaw stamp and is versatile for any occasion. 

If you'd like to stamp-along-a-Barbie on Saturday 31st August with the jigsaw stamp set, you'll need to know what materials you'll need won't you?  Here's a reminder:

We hope to bring you more tutorials soon with plenty of useful hints and tips as well as techniques from our talented design team.

xx Happy crafting and Clarity hugs xx


  1. Thanks Lynne for this great tutorial. Brilliant. :-)

    Love Joan Peel xx

    1. You're welcome Joan. I'm glad you liked it. x

  2. Thank you Lynne great tutorial, when you see techniques shown by other people you sometimes think, now why didn't I think of that?? Like the post-it note and inking idea!! This is a lovely card Lynn. Sam xxx

  3. Love the card Lynne, thanks for the how to tutorial. x


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