Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stamping on Layouts!

Today I've got a fun tutorial on stamping layouts! I know that some people are a bit squeamish when it comes to actually stamping directly onto your layouts, but I'm here to show you that you don't have to be afraid! Just do it!

Alright, I'm going to do my best to show you each step of my process for creating a layout with stamping.
1. The first thing I did was to assemble the base of my layout which included adding the photo and title.















2. I then decided I wanted to have stamped flowers on my layout, so I stamped the large and small circle images with blue ink onto my patterned paper.

















3. Next, I cut out my circles and inked the edges of the small circles with a dark ink and the large circles with a lighter ink.












4. I then assembled my flowers. I layered the small on top of the large, and then layered them on top of a silk flower
attaching them with a large brad. In order to give my flowers more dimension, I folded the edges up a bit.











5. The next thing I did was stamp my flower stems directly onto my layout. When I stamped on the layout, I
placed the inked stamp firmly onto the layout. Before lifting the stamp from the layout, I firmly held the stamp in one place while gently rubbing under the the backside of the layout under my stamp. This insures I get a nice clean image without any spottyness. *If the image doesn't give you a complete image, simply draw in the rest of the image using a matching colored marker.












6. The next thing I did was to stamp my butterfly image in black directly onto the layout.
















7. I then stamped the butterfly image again, only this time I stamped with blue ink onto yellow patterned paper. I cut out only the wings of the butterfly and layered them on top of the black image I already stamped on the layout. This creates a 3-D type of effect and makes the butterfly appear to have a shadow.












8. I then completed my layout by adding journaling.

















And there you have it! A layout with stamped flowers, stems, and 3 demensional butterflies! I hope you liked this tutorial and can use some of the information when you're stamping on your projects! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! I'd love to see your stamped projects too!

Supplies Used in this tutorial:

Flutter Butter Flowers, Harmony Clearly Stamps, DD Chocolate Brads, Butterfly Dreams Candy Jewels, Flutter Butter Combo Stickers, Flutter Butter Ballet Die Cut, Flutter Butter Breeze paper, Flutter Butter Honey paper.

Blessings to you and yours!



22 comments:

  1. Love the butterfly technique that you shared and the embellished pieces add a great dimension to the layout...beautiful job!

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  2. Great tutorial and I have these supplies so definitely added to my to do list. ** Kate **

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  3. I've really got to try the technique with the butterfly...it looks great!

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  4. Beautiful layout! I love stamping on layouts!

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  5. Great tutorial, love how the butterfly adds dimension to your gorgeous layout. Definitely need to try this.

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  6. Amazing tutorial and project Robyn!!! Thanks so much!!!

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  7. Great tutorial! Fantastic job stamping! So creative!

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  8. Great tutorial! I definitely has to try the butterfly technique ( I hope I stamp similar).

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  9. Great tutorial!! Thank you so much. I am always hesitant about stamping....

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  10. Great job, stamping on a layout can be very frightening and this helps it become less so. I'm gonna have to try that now.

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  11. Beautiful Job! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!

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  12. Robyn this is awesome! love the stamping!!!

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  13. This is such a lovely page! Thank you for the tutorial and the inspiration.

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  14. That is SO pretty! Love those flowers and that butterfly, and you make it look relatively simple. I am going to try it! TFS!

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  15. AWESOME!!! I LOVE the butterfly idea!! TFS!!

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  16. I must say... I am a little dissapointed in the Fall release. I just saw it. I don't really see anything that looks at all like Fall. I just see a winter set that looks very much the same as last years! I guess you can only use the same designers for so long. Sorry:( Best of Luck!

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  17. So cute! I love the butterflies!!

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  18. Thanks for the tutorial! I love the flowers and butterflies. I am new to stamping (have just been collecting them LOL) and this really helps.

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  19. You did an awesome job! Great ideas for me!

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  20. Beautiful LO Robyn!!! I'm absolutely one of those people intimidated by stamping directly on my LOs, but you've inspired me to give it another go especially after seeing how you did those butterflies! :)

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  21. Ok, I've had a try at my own version and really enjoyed it. it's on my blog here. Keep up the good work, looking forward to the next project ** Kate **

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