When I was clearing up or should I say clearing out my studio, I came across this little leaflet that I got many moons ago from PSX ( Personal Stamp Exchange)
It tickled me that they demonstrated embossing using a heat ring. Those were the days when there wasn't a heat embossing gun, and we all used toasters, light bulbs, or paint strippers! I even used a candle to heat emboss with at one show!! Health and Safety would have been round in flash these days!! was that a pun??lol
Anyway , the leaflet got me thinking and I found the very first stamp I ever bought, a little fish from PSX called Tropical fish. I am so into anything from the sea, and I collected fish stamps for years! These days I collect "stuff" instead.
I already had a splattered inked card from here, and it fitted perfectly, so using the original stamp ( which btw the foam had shrunk on it , and had to be re-foamed as it didn't stamp properly) and another fish stamp, some fabulous seashell charms from jewellery I made over 10 years or more ago, I created this little card.
The little glass nuggets were coloured by dropping alcohol ink on them and letting them dry. The little fish is a Willeez found here.
What was your first stamp, and do you still have it? Make something with it and let me know....