Post # 1
I’m having a little freak out with this project and would love someones advice.
I was going to create these cd programs DIY Project: Programs that double as a CD | Style Me Pretty : The Ultimate Wedding Blog
I have all the supplies but had a mixup with the stamp I ordered. It’s WAY too small. That isn’t good for two reasons. First of all, it just looks to small on the cover. It also is hard to emboss because the image is just so small it’s hard to read our names and all that. So now, I’m freaking out. I’m scared to blow another $40 some on a stamp -that hopefully would work.
I have this image of our names and date. I was thinking what might be easier for my artisticly challenged self would be to print the image on clear sticker paper and just stick it to the cd cover.
Any ideas on how this alternative plan would work? Or does it have potential to look really crappy? Should I suck it up and try to order a new stamp and stick with the embossing.
If clear sticker paper would work. Any ideas on how to dress it up?
Thanks in advance
Post # 3
Is the stamp readable if you DON’T emboss over it? If so, I would use that stamp, but not stamp it in the center. Instead, I would stamp it at the top or in a corner, then use some other stamp from Michael’s or wherever (birds, hearts, a quote, thank you, whatever works for your wedding) to fill up the empty space. I’m picturing your monogram stamp in the top left, and then another stamp in the bottom right corner, but depending on what other stamp you get, you can move them around till it looks good.
I think the clear sticker paper does have the potential to look a little cheap. If you wanted to use it, the big thing to make it not look cheap (in my opinion) is to hide the borders of the sticker. Maybe cut a panel of fabric with a "window" for the sticker. Or you could use tiny little twigs as a frame if you’re having a rustic theme. Or little rosettes or other flowers glued around the borders.
Post # 4
ohh – i like that idea. i’ll give it a try.
thanks for the ideas.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay
I like the idea of just using the stamp you have & placing it aligned in the bottom right corner. The rest can just stay plain & elegant.
Love your stamp!!!!!
Post # 6
I’m planning on doing the same project. I ordered a custom stamp from an etsy seller for only $13. If you are interested, I can post their shop link. My stamp is 2×3 inches – hopefully I won’t run into the same problem that you are having. eek! *crossing fingers*
I think placing your stamp in the lower right corner would look really cute! Add some ribbon detailing to the binding and maybe tie a bow that meets at the top left corner to ‘balance’ the page.
Post # 7
Cool! I relaly like the idea a lot. We’ve had a lot of fun picking songs for the CD too.
@poli2: I hope you don’t run into the same problem. This is the only "issue" I’ve had everything else seems like itll go fairly easy.
My one concern is that the stamp smears. which is possible because the cardstock stuff is slightly glossy. embossing would work but with the small print it isn’t readable. I think there is a certain type of ink that might not smear as bad on glossy paper so maybe that’ll be my backup.
I’ve stamped them in the corner. I think it looks nice. Simple but elegant I hope. Im not brave enough to test the smearyness yet.
Ive attached a picture. Let me know what you think.
Post # 8
Ooooh yes! Leave it just like that! It’s really beautiful and elegant!
Post # 9
I love that! If you had posted two options – this one and another with your names larger and in the center, I would still have chosen this one as my fav. Sometimes "mistakes" aren’t mistakes at all! I think this looks really elegant.
Post # 10
Love it! The gold looks so elegant. Ironically, I just received my custom stamp today and did a test on glossy paper. No problems 🙂