(Heart: Rubber Tree Stamps, Sun: Stamp Francisco, Bare Trees – Magneta)
Solid shapes are fairly common stamp designs. Their broad areas of rubber invite all kinds of interesting coloring opportunities. But one of the things that is so cool about solid stamps is that you can combine them with line stamps to create an almost endless number of new stamp impressions.
(Hearts: Left: Rubber Tree Stamps; Middle & Right: ZimPrints, Lace Pattern: SonLight Impressions, Rose: Kristal Clear Impressions)
These three heart stamps are fairly typical solid stamps. They are all basically a broad smooth expanse of rubber cut into a heart shape. Two have a cutout detail, but mostly it is solid rubber. Ink one up with an inkpad, paint or watercolor markers and you get a solid heart image in one or more colors. But look what happens when you combine it with a line stamp!