Scrapbook Stamping: How To Create Stunning Page Layouts With Stamps
Looking for some fresh ideas on how to add eye-catching interest to your scrapbook pages? Scrapbook stamping is a fantastic way to add titles, sentiments, outlines, colours and more to your layouts with ease! The beauty of stamping is that anyone can get to grips with it, with a little practise! Whilst freehand drawing and writing can take a lot of practise to hone, stamping enables you to add beautiful script, and gorgeous images and flourishes, in an instant. Check out Shabneez’s gorgeous scrapbook stamping project below, and be inspired!
Scrapbook Stamping by Shabneez Khan-Muztar:
Have you ever used stamps and stencils on your layouts? I find it’s a fun way to make use of items you may already have in your stash! To create this scrapbook page layout, I’ve used a variety of products from Ranger 0- check out exactly how I did it below…
You Will Need:
- White textured card
- Black ink pad
- Sentiment stamp
- Floral stamp
- Coloured distress inks of your choice
- Dimensional letters
- Distress crayons
- Acrylic paint
- Double sided tape
- Black card (to mat your photograph)
I chose a scalloped white textured 12” x 12” sheet of lightweight card to work on, as I love the way the texture really comes out when you apply inks to it. I resized my photo to 4” square, then matted onto a 4.5” black square leaving a white border, and stuck it on with glue.
I stamped ‘celebrate’ from the Ranger Letter It Birthday stamp set with versafine black ink, and added the word ‘life’ with some chipboard alphabet I already had in my stash.
Next, I used the Dina Wakley Gusts Media Stencil to form a border of grass. I used Old Paper distress ink though the stencil with the blending tool, then went in again with Mowed Lawn around the tips of the grass. Next, I moved the stencil to the right, and used the same inks again to form overlapping blades of grass.
Having created the grass, I then stamped a couple of flowers from the Stampers Anonymous Flower Garden stamp set. The set features a beautiful selection of flowers that are wonderfully detailed! I stamped with my versamark ink pad again, as I knew I was going to use water and, being a pigment ink, it wouldn’t bleed.
To add colour, I used a distress crayon in Twisted Citron along the stem, then added water to draw out the colour with a small paint brush. Next I used the Mustard Seed distress crayon for the centre of the flower, and used the same technique. I then took some Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint in Buff and, with a paintbrush, added paint outside the yellow to add a little more texture and colour.
Finally, I stamped another flower off the page on the top right-hand corner, near the photo, and used the same techniques to colour in the flower. I really enjoyed mixing up the products to create this layout… I hope it inspires you to have a go!
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