Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Trends on Tuesday - 3 ways to include a little stamping on a page

I am guilty of having a lovely selection of stamps at home and not always digging into them when I create a page, so I am challenging myself to get them out and use them!

I used some of the beautiful Et Cetera papers from BoBunny for this page - you can find them here. I chose one of the patterned papers for my background and it already has lots of ink and images that are stamped on, but I still added a few more!
  • Using a grid background stamp - I used a clear acrylic stamp, not mounted on a block, and you curve it as you apply the ink to  the page so you don't get sharp edges.  I used some tea dye distress ink so it would look like part of the page as well, but the rolling makes it look like that image was always there.
  • To complement the post marks I had a little round postmark stamp that says 'Remember This', so with black archival ink (as I was going to stamp partially on the photo) I stamped in the bottom corner of my photo - partly on the photo and partly on my papers.
  • Word stamps - there are so many beautiful word stamps which you can see here but also check out the clear sets too for extra words here, pennants are a really good way to add words onto your own page, I used my words for the bunting on my kite.

You can see some of the grid stamp as well as the word pennants here