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.
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.)