SU Stamps as Accents


Welcome back scrapbookers!  Day 4 of National Scrapbook Month.

Today I want to talk about using our stamp sets as accents on our scrapbook pages. (I apologize, but the lighting is not the greatest and I am getting the flash reflection on the photos).  Oh well, life goes on …

When we were in Hawaii, my cousin mentioned to us that if we are out and about and happen to see these shrimp vans on the side of the road, we must stop and have lunch … The Hawaiian locals sure know what they are talking … they were so good.

(Left Page) Jordan and Kurt reading messages from visitors who wrote on the van.

(Right Page) Everyone was lined up to read the menu and placed their orders.

When I first started laying out my pictures, I wanted a title on the bottom of the two pages to reflect something in lines of  “shrimp”.  Although I did not have any “shrimp” stamps, I used the seagulls stamp from the “Shore Thing” stamp set and stamped seagulls in basic black across the bottom of the two pages.  Then stamped the water ripples in Ballet Blue.  It made the images as if the seagulls were eating something out of the water … hopefully you are thinking shrimps.  I used my “Headline Alphabet” stamp set and each of the letters were “kissed” from another background stamp set in Cameo Coral to spell out “Shrimps to Go!” and then pop the letters up with pop dots to give it a 3-D look.

dbl-page-shrimp

Here is a closer look at page 1.

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Whenever you are scrapbooking, I recommend that you use rubber stamps versus stickers.  It will save you money.  The trick is to plan ahead and think about what you want to do on your scrapbook page.  SU stamp sets are so versatile, you will have great use of them over time.  For instant, the Headline Alphabet stamp set is great to use as it creates your title.  Not only that, but you can monogram your cards.  The advantage of using alphabet stamps or any of our stamp sets is that they are so versatile, you can use it over and over again no matter what the theme is.  I tell my customers that stamps is the way to go when scrapbooking.    Thanks for stopping by.  If you have any questions, feel free to email me.

Cheers, Liz

Recipe:

Papers: Bashful Blue, Cameo Coral

Inks: Cameo Coral, Ballet Blue, Basic Black

Stamps: Headline Alphabet, Shore Thing,Unknown Background Stamp

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