Stamping Saturday: Creating Layers!

Stamping Saturday: Creating Layers!

Hello, friends!

It's Stamping Saturday and we have an inkling that you are going to love these ideas for stamping in your memory-keeping projects.

Christine Everett: Stamping Ideas with the Autumn Thicket Stamps    

Jil Larson: Simple Dori Stamping

I love all the botanical imagery on the stamps in the Autumn Thicket Collection! I began by simply playing with the stamps and exploring (a step I strongly recommend). Through this play, I landed on a color palette: brick red, dark green, mustard, and dark teal. These colors work well with the collection's papers and evoke fall for me. My background is a page in the Wayfarer Simple Dori because the blue in the polka dots matched my teal ink and because I‚Äôm finishing up that notebook. This page works well at the end because I focus on enjoying the last of green grass and summery days while looking ahead to a cozy fall outdoors with my dog. I did my stamping this time on tags I created with my die-cut machine, cutting them from paper in the kit. It was such fun to use the colorful hole reinforcer stickers from the Autumn Thicket Traveler's Notebook Memory Keeping Kit! I stamped the leafy branch and then messy stamped cozy on the small tag at the top left. The tag below that, cut from the lightest colored paper in the collection, became my home for journaling, so it made sense to use the ‚Äúwhat I am grateful for . . .‚Äù stamp, which is one I know I‚Äôll be reaching for again and again! I also stamped two mushrooms on this tag, layering the ‚ÄúAutumn‚Äù stamp over them.   My third tag (on the right) features the wonderful fern stamp in dark green ink. With the mustard color, I stamped the tab, layering a brick ink over it for the outline. After cutting out these tabs, I used one at the top with a sticker from an earlier kit, one at the bottom right with the tiny ‚Äúblessed‚Äù stamp, and one at the bottom left layered with a puffy pumpkin sticker from my stash (to echo the pumpkin in one of my photos). I stamped ‚ÄúAutumn Favorites‚Äù directly on last year‚Äôs photo of Hazel and me, taken in October.   Stamping the dates above and below the photos reminds me which year each was taken. Finally, I used two of my ink colors to stamp the harvest text along the bottom, echo-stamping to create a messy border. I hope this shows just how much stamping is possible on a notebook spread‚Äîa lot! I also hope you can see how much fun I had getting these beautiful stamps inky and on the page and will feel inspired to pull yours out, too.  

Jennie McGarvey: Layered Stamping

I love to stamp and do so on most of my projects. In fact, I often find that stamping is the focus of my layouts. I decided that I wanted to create a layout where I got to have the fun and creativity of stamping but the stamping was an accent to the layout, not the main focal point.
I started by creating the layers for the title of love documented. The love portion is puffy stickers and the rest is layered stamping. The background splatter stamp is from the Falling Into Sketches Class Bundle, as is the documented stamp, The branch stamp came from the stamp set from the Autumn Thicket Modern Memory Keeping Kit. These three stamp images all layered together look so complex but putting them together was really easy to do.
The next cluster I put together was the top right-hand page was the grateful cluster which was even more simple. The grateful phrase is from the Autumn Thicket Modern Memory Keeping Kit and the small splatters are from the Falling Into Sketches Class Bundle. The very same technique is true at the bottom except for a different main stamp (I used the branch again!) and only a monochromatic color palette.
Using stamps to accentuate a layout is really fun! They don't have to take over the whole design, they can simply make the page more interesting. In addition, the idea can help you practice your stamping and stamp layering!
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Rachel, Creative Team Blog Coordinator