Wednesday, February 25, 2015

One Stamp 3 Ways - Tutorial

Hi there!

When deciding what kind of a tutorial to share with you this week, I came up with a sort of three for one tutorial using stamps.  I don't often remember or embrace stamping, I definitely need more practice at it.  So I challenged myself to share a few techniques with you, utilizing a single stamp.

I decided to use this stamp set, and specifically the grid type stamp since it was a gift from ScrapMuch? at one of the Fall Retreats.

 The first idea is really really simple, just stamp on to scrap paper....

 .. trim out and use as a journalling area on a layout.

 For my second tip, I stamped the image 4 times onto a card base.

 Then I painted in the squares and rectangles using water colour paints.

I love the vibrant look.  It does curl slightly but will flatten when adhered onto a card.

This is what my finished card looks like with my bold geometric background.

For my last idea, I wanted to share with you a tip about stamping onto layouts.

I started by layering my photo onto a few pieces of pattern papers in a colour combo that I like.

Then I used some distress inks to create two focal areas on my background page.

Then with my stamp, and NO block, I random stamped partial images onto the background.

 This is what the finished background looks like.

 Here is a little close up for you.

And this is my finished page.

This is also a great stash busting layout, as I just went through all my goodies and pulled out items in the colours I wanted to play with.

I hope this inspires you too look at stamps a little differently and try to come up with fun and creative ways to use them.

Layout Product List: Patterned papers: Bell Blvd, Bo Bunny, Basic Gray; Washi tape: Jillibean paper tape, Freckled Fawn and unknown; title: Little Yellow Bicycle: journal tag: Jillibean Soup; embellishments: My Mind's Eye. Freckled Fawn, Basic Grey, Bella Blvd, Pebbles and misc.

Thank you for visiting today!


  1. there are great tips for using stamps here, I love the random stamping without the block for the back ground!!

  2. Great techniques Laura! Love the way the stamping looks on your card and layout!!


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