Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Technique Tuesday with Gabi

Today's tute is awesome!!!
First of all it features Mammarazzi²
and then the new texture background stamps.
It can't get much better than that.

Oh wait! It can... this is brought to you by the letter G.
G for Gabi

Gabrielle Pollacco
 Hi, it's me Gabrielle here with you today to share with you a little step by step on how I layer the new background stamps to create a unique and fun page design. I love the new background stamp designs and for the above page I combined a number of my favorite new stamps. In a few easy steps you can create a page that is different from any out there.
 I began with a piece of BoBunny Cardstock, here I used the ledger design paper in the Chiffon color. I trimmed off about a quarter inch from the outside edges so that when I later mount the paper on a patterned paper you'll have a nice peek of the paper behind, framing the design. Lightly ink the edges with some chalk ink (I used a brown and a grey chalk ink).
 The next step is to begin creating a soft frame around the edges using the chicken wire stamp from the Distressed Textures stamp collection. Try stamping the design a little heavier in the corners, lighter along the edges. I also used one of crest stamps from the Prairie Chic collection in the top left corner.
 Next I marked in pencil the placement of my photo and inked all around the edges of it in a random pattern. I used Versa Magic 'Sea Breeze' and 'Aloe Vera' chalk inks.
Here's the fun part! I started stamping around the edges of the frame of my photo, over-top of the inked area's with a variety of background stamps. I used the Geometric Patterns stamps, On This Day stamp collection and the Stained Textures stamp (I love the water ring stamps!). As you can see I had a little mishap when I stamped the checker design on the right side of my page (I accidently dropped the stamp lol...but no worries, you can always work around it with some strategic placement of your embellishments).

Finish up by adding your photo and embellishing with the beautiful coordinating stickers, blooms, chipboard, buttons and trinkets that go with the Mama-razzi² collection. Mount your stamp designed paper on a coordinating piece of patterned paper and you have yourself a special page that is your own unique design!

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper - Mama-razzi2 (Focus)
Stamps - Background Stamps (Distressed Textures, Geometric Patterns, On This Day, Stained Textures), Prairie Chic Stamp.
Rub-on's - Mama-razzi2
Dimensional Stickers - Mama-razzi2
Combo Stickers - Mama-razzi2
Chipboard - Mama-razzi2
Trinkets - Mama-razzi2
Buttons - Mama-razzi2
Lace - Clover
Flower - Natural Earth Daisy
Other Supplies: Burlap, Tim Holtz Washi Tape

Enjoy and scrap happy!!!


  1. Wow, your lay-out looks perfect! I love how you did the stamping and inking, to achieve that wonderful look on the background.

  2. Beautiful layout and thanks for the mini tutorial on how you created it. I have several sheets of ledger paper and never have used it as a full page , thanks for the inspiration on how to make a unique page with it

  3. Love how easy this really is - it looks so complicated when you look at the final result. TFS!

  4. I love this layout. Thanks for making it a tutorial!

  5. This is fantastic!! I've been wanting to use my stamps more. Will have to have a go at this!! Thank you.

  6. Amazing and so creative. your work is truly inspiring. Hugs Mary
    (Abbygirl SB.com)

  7. wonderful layout! Now I have some ideas on how to use that ledger paper that I keep putting aside. Thanks so much for the tutorial!

  8. Love your stamping ideas, the finished layout is totally gorgeous

  9. Love all the stamping and spraying! Awesome layout Gabi!

  10. Wonderful tutorial, gorgeous page! Thanks for the ideas!

  11. Love love love love this!!! LOVE the way Gabi created the background!!

  12. I love this layout. You did a fantastic job with the stamps. I want to use them on my scrapbook pages but can't quite figure out how. This sure helped. I have a couple of those type of stamps I just bought. Thanks!

  13. wow what a wonderful page, great photo too. x

  14. Beautiful layout. Love the softness.

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  16. I am going to repost my comment. I used the word "intimidating" before, but by that I only meant that it looks so involved at first! This layout is so beautiful and you broke it down so nicely! I am going to have to try this. Thanks so much for sharing!

  17. LOVE this layout. Thank you so much for sharing how you did it. I wish tomorrow wasn't Monday - (I have to work) otherwise I would be hopping right on to re-creating this for myself. Hopefully I'll get to next weekend.
    Looks fabulous