Monday, July 11, 2011

Using Stamps on Layouts

In one of the forums I frequent, it's very common to see posts from people who want to get more use out of their stamps. After asking a few more questions, I found it interesting that many of these people hadn't considered using the stamps on their layouts - they had been focused on cards and smaller scale projects. As someone who LOVES to use stamps on my layouts, I knew I had to address it!

Last month, I hosted a challenge for people to get out those dusty stamps and put them to work on a layout. We had some great entries! It was fun to see how different people utilized their stamps. However, it still seemed that many people were a bit tentative...perhaps they only used one stamp one time. Now that's all fine and good if that's what you want to do. I wanted to challenge them further - to get more and MORE use out of those stamps. I wanted to get them to see the possibilities that stamps offer. In the midst of all the stamping thoughts, I created a layout for the July issue of Scrap n' Art that relied on stamping as the main technique. I have to tell you that it was the most fun thing to make! I used two different sets of stamps from Tweety Jill Designs and did a bit of heat embossing, a bit of masking, layering and more. Here is a sneak peek of the layout. The full-size layout can be found in the current issue of Scrap n' Art. Thanks for taking a peek!

1 comment:

  1. Great idea, Amy~ I use stamping on LOs all the how it looks. Great page, fun vibrant colors :)