Hello, friends! Have your memory-keeping spreads felt flat, dull, or lacking that "wow" factor? Why not try creating contrast? There are so many ways to create contrast on a page - light and dark, bright...
Hello, friends! It's "Stamping Saturday" and we have some fun ideas to share with you. To start, Christine shares a few fun ideas for the stamp sets from this collection [embed]https://youtu.be/caZvpW7ZTlU[/embed] Stamping is the perfect accent to your pocket pages, as Jil demonstrates here. "I can't imagine doing a pocket page spread without stamping, and the stamps in Cactus Moon Memory Keeping Stamp Sets offer so many possibilities! I love that the label stamp gives us the chance to create labels in whatever color we want. I created two and stamped them on semi-translucent paper. I've been drawn to burnt sienna these days, and since that worked with the rusty colors in the notebook stack photo in my spread, I stamped one of the labels in that color. The other I made a peacock blue, but I wanted it to be muted, so I did second-generation stamping (stamping some of the ink off first). Even though succulents are not pink, I thought more pink would balance that color in the cards, so I made the cute little plant pink. That's the freedom we get with stamping! The label on my snowy landscape provided a home for the stamped sentiment about living like its spring. I stapled that stamped label directly onto the photo, while the other label I wrapped around the side of the card from the Cactus Moon Modern Memory Keeping Kit to save space. I love the way the chevron design peeks through a bit. Besides journaling on the snowman card, I gave it a cute border by stamping two of the wonderfully versatile border stamps in pink and peacock blue. I hope this gives you an introduction to the many ways stamping can enliven a pocket page spread! Get a closer look at my stamping in this video below." [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSuUdwEDmHM[/embed] Stamping can be subtle and still have an impact, like in Audrey's layout. "Hello, Daisies!! Honestly, there was a time when I was scared of using stamps on my 12X12 layouts, they felt so vast! Now, I revel in using stamps. I love them. This layout celebrating my tiny cactus is super simple. Let's dive into this prickly pear. I started with some acrylic paint from my stash that matched the collection and the 12x12 paper from the Cactus Moon Scrapbook Kit. I painted the top left and bottom right corners. This paint will be the vehicle to hold my stamping. Once the paint dried, I started stamping. I used all the stamps from the Cactus Moon Collection. I started with the pattern stamps and used two different inks to make a hash mark pattern. Kind of like a tic tac toe. I then filled in the pattern with some sentiments about my cactus. The sentiments generally fit the theme. Finally, I was ready to embellish. I chose just a few embellishments from across the wide variety of the Cactus Moon Collection. I sized my photo to 3x4 and placed a journal card from the Cactus Moon Modern Memory Keeping Kit under it. I love the play of patterns in this fun layout. I am looking forward to seeing how you all stamp your layouts and planners." Whether bold or subtle, stamping adds so much to a spread. Share your stamping with us by tagging @cocoa_daisy on social media or posting to the Cocoa Daisy Fan Page. Make sure to visit our Pinterest page and the Cocoa Daisy YouTube Channel for more inspiration.
Rachel, Creative Team Blog Coordinator