It’s Samantha here today, and I’m so excited to be back on the sweet blog, rockin out some cards and layouts!
Today, I wanted to share one of the ways I love to incorporate stamping onto layouts! Sometimes I use stamps as part of my titles or backgrounds or, as in today’s case, embellishments! I love coloring images from the Sweet Stamp Shop and letting them help my tell my story or emphasize my title!
First, I stamp my images onto some smooth white cardstock. There are many ways to color stamped images, but in this case, I chose to work with copics (but any alcohol based markers will produce similar results!).
As you can tell, I like to stamp the images many times! Sometimes I use all of the images, and other times I just plain…mess up! Ha!
Once the images are colored I fussy cut them out and they’re ready to place on my layout! 🙂
I like to add dimension to some of the images, which adds a little interest to the page! It also helps to balance out the layers under the photo, and the height of the title!
In this photo, my little Menn are enjoying a fun tradition of Taco Tuesdays (it’s one of their favorite meals!)! The love to eat and help make the tacos, and I love that I’m sneaking in vegetables! Shhh…Ha!
Really though, just look at those cute tacos! I love how they feel like they’re having a fiesta around the title! Makes me want to grab some maracas and join in!
I usually cluster three ‘like’ things together, and I really love how one of the smaller tacos is under the larger one! By the way, that larger taco is from Give Em Tacos and the smaller tacos are from the Taco Bout It stamp set!
I also used some of the phrases from the Foodie stamp set – it’s a PERFECT companion set to these!
Speaking of the Foodie stamp set…have you thought about using it in your planners? It would be PERFECT to use when planning meals, or even a 5 star date night! 🙂
I hope you remember this when creating with your stamps – they’re not JUST for the purpose you think! Ha! Stamps are SO versatile and especially the Sweet Stamp Shop images…they really do make crafting easy! So next time you are making a layout, or card or updating your planner, look at your stamps and think how of a new way to use that same image! I would LOVE to see what you come up with! Leave a comment below with a link to your project, and I’ll be happy to leave you some love!