Hi Everyone! Kelly here, with a tutorial for you for our monthly blog hop!! First though, a huge apology if you have come from mine or Nilsa's blog looking for this post, we had some uploading problems yesterday, but here it is. Stamping on your layouts!
Using stamps on your layouts is much easier than you think and sometimes they can really enhance your pages. I’ve taken just a small selection of rubber and acrylic stamps.
From the Happy Birthday set I’ve taken a Fleur de lis circle stamp and stamped onto patterned 6 x 6 paper in different colours. Making sure they overlapped. I then cut them out to create a border of a different kind.
On my layout I’ve tucked the photo into the border I’ve just stamped, so it overlaps the photo slightly and holds it in place. From the same stamp set I’ve used a butterfly stamp in each of the circles and I’ve got them Flying across the page. I’ve also used a journaling spot from the Autumn leaves Stamp set.
For another example I’ve used one of the Gorjuss Girls stamps. This was stamped onto plain white card, colored with my promarkers and I also stamped it onto a scrap of patterned paper so she could be paper pieced to create more interest to the dress.
Using just the girl image and not much else on the page has created just enough interest to the page. I again used a journaling spot from the Autumn leaves set but this time I have stamped it several times onto patterned paper.
You can see how she ties in with the photos I’ve used for my layout.
If you do not have any rubber stamps or the clear stamps, then don’t be put off. There are lots of Digital Stamps available across the web. A few of my favorites are Mo Manning, Tiddly Inks and My Favourite Things.
I hope you will give this a technique a try. If you have a huge stash of stamps like me, then maybe it’s time to make more use out of them. Check out our Design Team's Blogs and see what they have been getting up to with the stamping on layouts technique. It's October now too which means a new prize is up for grabs! The September Winner will be announced over the next couple of days!