Username Post: Using Stamps on a layout        (Topic#1473259)
Here Kitty
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I posted this in another thread but got a couple PMs asking to put it in it's own thread here...so here ya go!

Many people are afraid to use their stamps on layouts because they think they will "mess them up" somehow. Here are some easy ways to use stamps on a LO without messing it up and having to toss it!
My advice for using them on a LO is to start small. Use some stamps on paper and cut them out. That way you don't have to worry about messing up the LO
On this LO, I cut out the stamped journal circles.

Fierce
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On this LO, I stamped the arrow on a piece of transparency and cut it out.

Strong Silent Type
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ON this one I stamped and cut out the transparent frame for the photo and the journal tags

All about the Shoes
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Another thing you can do is to start with the stamping FIRST. So if you mess it up, you can just do the other side of the paper or use another piece if necessary. You're not going to mess up other LO elements because this is the first thing you're doing.
I started with plain cs and stamped swirls on this paper. A few of them were embossed with gold powder.

Once Upon a Time
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Just G
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GREAT IDEA saving to favs


 
j3Mel
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  • j3Mel on 07-28-08 11:29 AM
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I like using stamps on layouts to make embellishments. I stamp and cutout like the ones you gave examples of. I also like to versamark on to plain colored cardstock and make my own patterned paper . You can also chalk over the versamark to make a different color embellishment. I use a lot of alphabet stamps for titles.


 
Here Kitty
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more good ideas!

I make my own patterned paper as well. Here's a blog post that I did about it with a photo tutorial link at the bottom.
http://scrapbook.com/blogs/92823/view/1161 37.html


 
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