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Rubber Stamp Surgery

by: Peggie Wilkins, Artistic Guide

When I am using my Tilda and Edwin images I often find I want them to have a different head than the body. Usually there is an Edwin or a Tilda that I want to make the opposite sex so I stamp two different images, color, cut out and paste them back together. I will show you what I mean.

I wanted to have a doctor that was female but there is only a male doctor so off to surgery to make a few changes.




Here I stamped Dr. Edwin and wrapped Tilda. I chose this Tilda because her head seemed to be a similar size to Edwin's and I thought her hair would work with the head piece.








Next I colored Tilda's face and Edwin's body and his head piece. No need to color anything else because I wouldn't be using the other parts.  I like to color before I cut out because it is hard to color once things are glued back together.









Next step is to cut out the parts.










Then it is time to glue everything together again onto the background card stock. I usually glue the body down first and then add the head.  And of course I added the head piece here as well.






Here is the finished card.


And here you see the tags that are inserted under the Tilda layer.

Hope I have given you some new ideas on how to get more mileage out of your stamps.


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3 Responses »

  1. Looks like your surgery was a major success!!!! Now aren't you ever so clever!!! You did a fantastic job!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  2. YOU are ver clever! TFS with us!

  3. What a great idea! Thank you for explaining and demonstrating your method so well.