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!

8 comments:

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

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

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

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  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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