Thursday, October 29, 2015

Using Stamps on a Layout

I must admit stamps have intimidated me for the longest time. But not anymore! I used Echo Park's fun The Story of Christmas collection and coordinating Believe Stamp Set to make this fun layout. I had so much fun making my own background papers! Stamping is my new favorite technique!
Here is how you too can easily create your own cute background papers for your layout!
Cut twelve rectangles 2" x 3" pieces from flat white cardstock.
Use star stamp to stamp background on 3 rectangles.
Stamp other designs onto the remaining rectangles using coordinating ink colors.
Layout your page design, then adhere rectangles in place. Machine stitch around rectangles if you would like. It's that simple!
Seriously how adorable is that snowman right?
Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to stamp on your next layout!


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fun Fall Wall Art with Stencils!

Awhile back I bought a tube of Heidi Swapp metallic gold texture paste from Michael's and was afraid to use it- until now! I was working on this wall hanging using Echo Park Paper's The Story of Fall collection and wanted to feature some stencils. The texture paste was so easy to use and was gorgeous paired with Echo Park's fall stencils!

I first taped the stencil down to my paper using washi tape.

I then smeared the Heidi Swapp texture paste over my stencil with the flat black tool that comes with Heidi Swapp's art screen kits. But you can use any flat device such as a credit or gift card. This process is seriously crazy easy!
I absolutely am in love with the finished look!
I love how the texture paste looks on ALL of the Echo Park The Story of Fall stencils!
Which stencil is your favorite?
I highly recommend you give this technique a try! It was so easy and fun. And the gold is perfect for all. Thanks for joining me today!