I like stamps. I like BIG stamps, too. So I agreed to try out Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamps from Stampendous, as well as their Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle. These are foam-mounted rubber stamps feature bold designs. This is how they are described on their website:
Stampendous Jumbo Cling Rubber combines the drama of large designs with the ease of use you expect from Stampendous. These stamps work beautifully on regular cards, tags, scrapbook pages and home decor items. Be sure to get a Jumbo Handle for super easy positioning and use.
And when they say large, they mean LARGE! I’m not kidding, these are the largest stamps I own. Here’s a comparison with a ruler:
I’m really glad that they sent along the clear frame. Really, it’s a thin piece of acrylic that has some fabulous static property that allows the Jumbo Cling Stamp to magically attach to it, so you can see precisely where you want to stamp. This handle serves as both a positioning tool and a way to reinforce the stamp, which might be too flimsy for a nice, even impression on it’s own. It also enables you to store multiple stamps in a smaller amount of space and use one handle for all of them. Thrifty!
So I got right down to stamping the frame and silhouette. It’s really lovely, and rather on-trend with the neo-Victorian look.
Stamped with VersaCraft ink pad. Frame embossed with Vintage Plum Embossing Tinsel. Silhouette embossed with Stampin’ Up detal embossing powder in black. Colored with Derwent Metallic Pencils and water-brushed.
Next, I decided cut out the center of the frame and do some layering patterned paper for a completely different look.
So then I decided to play with the gi-normous peony. Here’s a tip: place the stamp business-side-up and apply the ink that way. It has a really large surface and then you can make sure that the entire surface is inked up and ready to go.
So then I felt compelled to try this same jumbo peony with some acrylic paint- first on Claudine Hellmuth’s Sticky Back Canvas:
Painted in with Derwent Inktense Blocks and then finished off with Radiant Rains “Pearl Gold.”
Then on some batik fabric..
I totally love these stamps with the metallic paint (this brand is the Martha Stewart Paint by Plaid) and think that they have so many applications for art quilts and mixed-media work!
So here’s the deal: if you like large-format stamps, you are going to love these. They are bold yet delicate, and just cry out for embossing and layering and altering. If you are into teeny stamps, though, these are going to confound you- they are not for the faint of heart!
You are also going to need the cling-mount handle, because the stamps are so large that they really need the support- so make sure you save room in your budget for it. At around $12.00 a set (which in most cases includes 2 images), it’s not a bank-breaker. And considering the quality of the images, I certainly feel that it’s worth it.
I seriously can’t stop experimenting with these stamps….and boy, do I have my eye on some of the holiday designs. I’m feeling matching cards, tags and gift-wrap. What would you do with them?
Disclosure: Samples provided for review.