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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Stamping on your layouts 9 comments  
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uniques ideas to use those rubber stamps

It seems that right now everywhere you look you see rubber stamps! They are hot hot hot right now. Whether it be the wood mounted ones or the clear acrylic ones...they are all around us in every shape, size and design imaginable. But, what do you do if you love these little embellishments but do not have a clue how to use them, or are not a good traditional stamper...or are unsure how to incorporate them into your scrapbook pages? You seek out new ways to use them......and I am going to share a few of these ways with you today. So go grab those stamps....wherever you have hidden them and a pad of ink and read on.........

Stamped Title

My first technique is going to be stamping on foam letters.

     For this technique you will need...a small in size rubber stamp( Basic Grey Lime Rickey) , foam letters( Queen and Co.) and and ink pad( SEI ).

I started by putting my foam letters on a ruler( they come off easily and I can be sure to only stamp on the letters I want). I then randomly stamp on the letters.


 Here is my completed layout and title using this technique.


Stamped 3-D effects and Stamping with your stamp pad

     For these techniques you will need a piece of cardstock or pattern paper, a stamp( WRMK butterfly) , a plain transparency, 3-d pop dots, and ink pads.

For the first  technique I stamped my image twice...first on a sheet of cardstock and then again on a transparency, using different colors. I then cut out a portion of the  transparency stamp and placed it on pop-dots directly over the the stamped image. Like so.......



For the second technique I used my stamp pad as my stamp. I stamped just a bunch of red stamps on plain cs,


I then cut them all out. following the shape of the stamp



and when arranged they made the pretty flower in the corner of the layout shown here, which also uses 2 of the 3-D butterflies.




Stamping a background

    For this technique you will need a plain cardstock, a stamp( ), and an ink pad( SEI ).

I started by cutting my cardstock to the size I wanted. I then placed my first stamp in the upper left corner., and then repeated across the top of my cardstock. For the next row I started by placing the stamp indented under the first row, I then stamped across the remainder of that row,then went back in and added the end of the word to the beginning of that line. I continued to stagger my word in each of the subsequent rows.

 Here is the result......


Stamping a bling transparency

For this technique you will need a transparency, your favorite stamp(  Imaginisce ) , ink pad ( SEI ) and some stickles.


I stamped my image directly onto my transparency and set it aside to dry. After it is dry I came back with my stickles and making little dots embellished my stamps. Then I was able to cut them out and place them on my layout wherever I wanted.


 Supplies used to complete the above layouts......Thanks ACOT for providing me with such awesome products! 





Posted by Kimandasmo

Reader Comments ...
8/30/09 12:14 pm
These are awesome ideas for using stamps - I am loving the stickles on the stamped transparency!!

pawprints . Long Island, NY
8/20/09 10:05 pm
Thanks for the awesome ideas! I especially love the 3D effect with the transparency!

emarie803 . The Mile High City
7/10/09 8:50 am
These are fantastic ideas!! I tend to collect stamps rather than use them, so this gives me more options to play with! And, your LOs are gorgeous!

7/9/09 12:00 pm
These are awesome ideas! Stamps scare me, but I could probably do this. Thanks!

7/9/09 8:50 am
I love your ideas!!! Your LOS are fantastic!!!!

Cimorosete . Elkton, MD
7/8/09 2:46 pm
This is fabulous!!! Awesome ideas...thanks for the tutorials.

7/8/09 12:45 pm
Beautiful work Cindy! I love that last layout...and the technique with the transparencies!

scraptag . Next to Disneyland
7/8/09 12:25 pm
Yeah! I love stamping but just can't seem to get it right. This was a great tutorial!

7/8/09 9:37 am
Thanks for the Ruler technique! I tend to use my fingers, and am left with ink all over the place! Great LOs! :)