Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday Scrapbook Stamping: Using Stamps To Enhance your Backgrounds

I  am back, as promised, to share what I am doing with my stamp-inspired kit. I have decided to use the stamp set included in the kit in several ways to enhance my layout. The first way I am using my stamps is to create butterfly embellishments by stamping the butterfly stamp in several various colors.
Adirondack Sunset Orange:
After I would stamp a few, I would use my trusty favorite (baby wipes) for stamping to clean my stamp before moving on to the next color:
I stamped in several colors, but my favorite was one of my oldest ink pads, VersaColor Raspberry (at least 13 years old and still super juicy!):
After I stamped several butterflies in several colors, I fussy cut them, and moved on to my background paper. The plan was to enhance the paper and create movement across the page with Walnut Stain Distress ink:
I started in the adjacent corners, making sure to stamp over the edge:

Next, I wanted to enhance the stamping with some splatters of Mr. Huey's:

I let it dry, and then it was just a matter of putting it all together:

I also added pearls to enhance the stamped flow across the page:

I love the feeling of texture and movement, and it was great fun using my stamps and inks on a scrapbook page!


  1. Love love love love this! LOVING the colors and those butterflies!!!!!!!

  2. fabulous layout, and thanks for sharing how you used the stamps.

  3. Love this page! You are quite good at fussy cutting. I really like the background stamping as well, very, very nice.

  4. Okay - yes - I am stalking you, lol, plus I can't stop typing, Gorgeous! for each of your pages :~D
    You gave a wonderful stamping tutorial in this post!
    Stamp off the paper, clean between colors with a baby wipe, dress up the background stamping with mist & pearls... great advice.


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