Fun things happen when Sharmaine and arleigh start exchanging ideas on Pinterest. Today’s Stamping Sensation starts with a fun little story about that.
Sharmaine found this image
on Pinterest and sent it to arleigh with the following comment:
Due to size restrictions on stamps, arleigh instead turned it into a printable that you get free with purchase of the kits this month. You can use it as an overlay on an image. Pretty cool.
Then there was this image
and this conversation:
You’ll find the results of this one in the DITL: May kit, see the big scribble?
Now you the story behind the scribble stamp and overlay this month.
And here are some of the ways Sharmaine actually used the stamp, along with her thoughts.
I have just made a couple of (QUICK) examples to show how I thought you could use the stamp. You could use it to stamp over an image, ie alpha stickers or dies. Or you could stamp the scribble and then cut out an image. You can use just a single stamped scribble or stamp a whole bunch to make a bigger scribble.
Now I am not the world’s best cutter but these first two images were made by stamping the scribble then cutting out the shapes.
This one I stamped lots of scribbles over the alpha stickers. Hint: make your stickers less sticky before placing on your paper or the paper will come away when you lift the stickers.
And I have a bunch of examples from the team using some of the other stamps.
Ashli used her scribbled circle stamp a lot, which is appropriate, seeing as it’s something she WOULD DO on her own. Now we can all be like Ashli with the new stamp in the Sage & Mint kit. Yay! Here are two mixed media projects:
And another layout using the arrows to highlight her title and photo.
Lisa used the “happy” stamp to decorate a frame on this happy layout.
I love to use a grid as a starting point for a page. When I saw the scribbled circle stamp designed by Ashli I knew it would be a great base for a page, and a nice variation of a typical square or circle grid. To get a nicely repeating grid with the stamp I used the digital version in photo shop and printed it out on cardstock. I traced the inside of the scribbled circle and cut out several photographs and patterned papers to fill my stamped shapes. I added a few irregular pieces, like the gold speech bubble and the flower, that didn’t fully fit the circle. In keeping with the fun handmade feeling of the stamp, I hand cut some of my title from the gold chevron paper. This stamp ended up being a perfect match for all of my Easter pictures that were just waiting to be scrapped!
Sharmaine also did a layout that features the “This is the life” phrase from the DITL: May kit. It’s a nice graphic contrast to her nests of string.
So there you have it a fun story behind the stamps and then some great examples from our awesome team. I hope you’ll find a lot of use with this month’s stamps!