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Dark & Stormy Nights

    RSM’s Fall issues are Sharon Shuman’s favorites—when she learned the theme was Dark & Stormy, she knew she had the perfect word stamps for her scene.

    “I wanted to include the Edward Gorey stamp because it’s a favorite of mine and because it fits so well with the house, which I use every Halloween,” says the Bakersfield, California, stamper. With the main images in place, she added a tree to fill the middle area.

    It Was a Dark and Stormy Night / Sharon Shuman

    The house was stamped in black and left uncolored to make it stand out against the ominous sky and appear as if it’s bathed in the light of a full moon.

    Sharon will do anything to avoid masking and prefers to fussy-cut just about any image. Fortunately, she finds the task relaxing and does it while watching television. “Sharp scissors, time, and patience are all you need.”

    It Was a Dark and Stormy Night / Sharon Shuman
    (Stamp credits: Wording—Third Coast Rubber Stamps; Ashley Dumb Tinies from Edward Gorey—Kidstamps; tree—Viva Las VegaStamps!; sky, clouds—A Stamp in the Hand; house—Oxford Impressions.)