Sunday, June 9, 2013

Let's Call this Stamping Week

I enjoy stamping. It's so much fun to try out different techniques ( embossing, stamping off, and coloring) to name a few. One of my favorite things to do with a new stamp set is to come up with a creative way to use them. American Crafts always comes out with fabulous stamp sets, and this past release was no exception. I am completely in love with this stamp set from the My Girl line, entitled, "Notable." I used this stamp set in many different ways in this particular layout I am sharing with you today, and also on some cards I will be sharing with you later this week.


"A Happy Little Spot On Cloud 9"




There are so many options for the large variety of shapes, patterns, and quotes in the Notable Stamp Set by American Crafts. The bunches of bursts are so versatile, I chose to stamp them on either side of where my photo and paper layers would go. This really helps to give the layout an extra layer of dimension and helps the photo pop more. The swirly border piece I used to stamp a border around the entire layout. I spaced this approximately 1/2 inch off the paper edge to allow some room for journaling. Lastly, I used the awesome sentiment "A Happy Little Spot on Cloud 9" for my title. I first stamped the sentiment onto white American Crafts cardstock. I then cut this out and used pop dots to adhere it on my layout to make it stand out more. 

In case you were wondering, the journaling says, "Softball season went by so incredibly fast this year. I had so much fun watching you hit, catch, run, and smile, and smile. You are always very happy to be busy and to be a part of a team. I love that about you so much-your enthusiasm for life, energy, and joyous heart. What a treasure you are."

Products Used:
  • Stamps: Noteworthy set by American Crafts, date stamp, American Crafts Dear Lizzy
  • Ink: Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Navy and Pale Tomato, Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink, and Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Paper: American Crafts white cardstock, white grid paper, kraft/gold paper, and striped vellum by Studio Calico, distressed red paper by Basic Grey. Navy corrugated paper by Fancy Pants.
  • Rub-ons-byAmerican Crafts, Amy Tangerine Yes, Please collation
  • Pen: American Crafts Precision Pen .03 nib
  • Adhesive: This to That Dot Roller by American Crafts
  • Mists: Navy by Studio Calico and Gold Lame by Heidi Swapp
  • Punches: Medium star by Fiskars
  • Other: Gold sequins, paper clip with navy flag (Studio Calico), and shipping tag.
I am loving this stamp set and am excited to use it some more in the upcoming week. Let's talk stamping. What are some of your favorite ways to use your stamps? How about techniques, what is your favorite? Is there something you have always wanted to try? If you have any questions about this stamp set or the layout above please do not hesitate to ask. Have a happy Monday everyone and happy scrappin.'

xoxox

Toni

27 comments:

  1. That stamp set is so cute! I need to use mine more for sure! I really like how you journaled around the page, GREAT LO!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kimberly. Use this stamp set, it is super fun!

      Delete
  2. Great layout. I like your handwriting around it.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great stamps and a terrifc layout, I like how you used the stamps in so many ways.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
  4. This set is beautiful, I am not a stamper but I may need to have it, i love the quote on there so so so much. Great layout my girl

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Caz, you would love this set!

      Delete
  5. Cute stamp set and I love how you used it on your layout!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Very fun patterns from the stamp. Just Super

    ReplyDelete
  7. the red stamping peeking out from underneath your photo is awesome!! love!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sasha, you are too sweet, thank you.

      Delete
  8. Great layout, love how you used the stamps :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Cute layout - I have started using my stamps behind my layers, which I am liking. It adds some more visual interest. I also just started embossing - love to do that on cards. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  10. love that layout Toni!!! I love those stamps too!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great layout! Love those stamps!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for your comment Christa, I think they might be my new favorite.

      Delete
  12. I rarely stamp - I'm just not comfortable with it. But I'm going to take the Inked class and see if it helps. If not, I may be having a fire sale on SC stamps.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Gorgeous page and I just live those stamps!

    ReplyDelete