Stamping on Scrapbook Layouts: Part 3

Do you ever buy a stamp set with the perfect phrases, only to let it sit in your craft room unused? I’m embarrassed to admit that this happens to me way too frequently. Just this month, I was so excited about a stamp set from Citrus Twist and guess how many times I’ve used it? Okay, don’t guess. It was zero. I’ve used it zero times. (Don’t judge me.)

For a traditional scrapbooker, phrase stamps can be a challenge to use. But this week, I’m accepting the challenge! Here’s the layout I created using a variety of phrase stamps (and you can scroll down to see even more examples on how I’ve used them in the past).

This is a really easy technique to get the maximum use out of your stamps. I started with a cut file I created. Any simple shape would work here, hexagons was another option I was toying with.

I first cut out my cut file on some white cardstock. Before beginning my stamping, I wanted to add a little mixed media around my circles. I chose some ink colors that I would be stamping in, stamped them on an acrylic block, added some water and painted around the circles.

After my ink was dry (this literally took seconds), I removed my background from the cutting mat. I placed a second sheet of cardstock below my cut file. Then using a pencil, I lightly traced around the circles. This served as a guide for where I would be doing my stamping.

I kept the ink for my stamping the same as the ink I had painted with. The phrase stamps were randomly chosen from two stamp sets from Citrus Twist Kits. I used washi tape to keep the stamps from running from circle to circle.

I chose phrases that would work well with my photo, “beach” “outdoor fun” “splish splash” etc.

For one of the circles, I chose to skip the stamping and fill it with enamel dots. After the stamping was complete, I added some embellishments on top of some of the stamped phrases.

Once the embellishing was done, I added my title and some gold splatters and called it done. Here’s a look at some other layouts I created, focusing on using phrase stamps.

8.5×11 layout using Citrus Twist Kits Conversation Starter stamp set

12×12 layout using Ink Road Stamps Fur Babies stamp set

12×12 layout using Ink Road Stamps Fur Babies stamp set

12×12 layout using Ink Road Stamps Egg-stra stamp set

12×12 layout using Ink Road Stamps The One With All The Stamps

I hope this has inspired you to use those phrase stamps in a new way! I’ll be back soon with Part 4 of this stamping on layouts series as part of #scraptemberinstamptember!

xo, Kira

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