Hi everyone! If you’re like me, you have a basket, drawer, and/or shelf full of awesome stamps that don’t get used as often as they should. I think a lot of us associate stamping more with cardmaking than with scrapbooking. I decided to challenge myself and create a scrapbook page using stamps in a predominant way.
Here’s what I came up with:
Sweet by Stacy Cohen. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper and Stampin’ Up!; Punch and stamp: Stampin’ Up!; Ink: Clearsnap and Stampin’ Up!; Flower: Prima Marketing; Button: Bazzill Basics Button; Embossing powder and glitter: Ranger Industries; Other: Adhesive and ribbon.
In lieu of patterned paper, I created part of the page background using Stampin’ Up’s! Mosaic Madness stamp set. I’m usually hesitant to stamp directly on my page because there aren’t a lot of “do-overs” when it comes to paper and ink. So I stamped the images on colored cardstock then punched them out with Stampin’ Up’s coordinating Mosaic Punch. The added bonus of doing it this way is that the stamped images can be adhered with 3D adhesive to give them some dimension.
I wanted to add some sparkle (because I’m a girl who loves a touch of bling on every page!), so I used medallion stamps with sticky embossing powder and glitter. I stamped the images on white cardstock using embossing ink, poured on some Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder, heated it up with my heat gun, and then sprinkled on the glitter. It takes a little bit longer than just regular stamping with ink, but I think the sparkly effect is worth the few extra steps.
Who needs premade alphabet stickers when you’ve got alphabet stamps? The great thing about alphabet stamps is that you’ll never run out of vowels and other frequently-used letters. Just stamp them over and over again!
And now I’m challenging YOU to pull out some of your stamps and create a layout with them. Try to use at least 4 different stamps (but feel free to add a couple of your favorite embellishments as well). I hope you’ve been inspired to give it a go!