I started out as a stamper. I remember being amazed at how a line art drawing can produce such amazing results. I started out simply stamping and coloring in and improved to more advanced practices. And then I was introduced to Scrapbooking via a house party. However, I was a stamper! How can I combine the two?
I began incorporating my rubber stamps in my coloring pages and scrapbooks. It’s possible to use rubber stamps as wallpapers, names, decorative accents, decorative borders and anyway you can consider. For me using rubberstamps within my scrapbooks provided an additional imaginative expression to pass down to my own children. Of course, rubberstamp techniques and styles have changed over the years, as well as some stamps, can be found specifically for Scrapbooking. Here are a Couple of ideas for integrating rubberstamps into your scrapbooks:
* Stamps as backgrounds-Randomly stamp all over a sheet of 12×12 cardstock to create your own customized background combining color combinations to coordinate with your photographs. Idea: stamp assorted leaves in stunning fall colors randomly onto a sheet of 12×12 cardstock. A complete background for photos of your children playing in the leaves!
* Stamps as titles-Many stamps could create great titles all independently. A stamp that says”Happy Easter” will make a perfect title for an Easter design.
* Alpha stamps as titles-There are plenty of alphabet stamp sets in a variety of fonts. Pick two or your favorite and stamp a name. Or simply stamp the first letter in a journaling block. Stamp the letters a little staggered for a fun look and after that, you do not need to fret about stamping a straight line. Another concept would be to stamp out the letters to write the word or phrase you need and then chalk out using decorative punches. Circles, squares, tags, flowers and other decorative punches for a whimsical touch to your webpages.
* Stamps as cosmetic accents-stamps of children in Halloween outfits make a cute accent to your Halloween pages. Or how about a stamped snowman for your”playing in the snow” pages?
* Stamps as decorative borders-stamp around the page, along one side, as a border on a photo matt or journaling box. By way of instance, on a baby page stamp baby theme images such as a bottle, pacifier, teddy bear, etc., like your border.
In case you have rubberstamped and have been wanting to integrate them to your scrapbooks, I expect the above thoughts will help get the creative juices flowing! You can even use the same ink brushed, sponged or stippled to add a distressed or shabby chic appearance. What exactly are you waiting for? Try stamping on your scrapbooks!