Create Free Scrapbook Paper Designs Using Scrapbooking Stamps

Scrapbooking stamps can be used for more than just the traditional embellishment stamping on your pages. Check out this great technique for giving a basic solid cardstock some extra flair.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Solid colored cardstock
  • A basic shape stamp
  • Ink
I'd recommend using either a color of ink that is slightly darker than your cardstock or using Versamark's Watermark Stamp Pad.

You can see from the above that I chose to use two artsy circle scrapbooking stamps. These create a pattern on the page that adds that extra "little something" without overwhelming or looking too busy.

scrapbooking stamps Simply cover the stamp in the watermark ink and then position on the cardstock and press. Watermark ink is pretty forgiving, so you don't have to worry too much about pressing hard or placing it perfectly.

Next, use the stamps to create a pattern on the paper. Again, since this is likely going to be used as a background or secondary element to the page, it's not necessary to be a perfectionist.

What started as a basic blue cardstock, is now a free scrapbook paper with a pattern that only cost me a little ink.

I used this newly created scrapbook paper on the layout below. I really think that it adds extra pizazz to the page, don't you?

Supplies Used:

My Mind's Eye: Stella & Rose Mabel Play Silly Stripe Paper
TPC Studio: Bad to the Bone Repeat Boarder
Bazzill Basics: Yam
Bazzill Basics: Walnut
The Paper Company: Manila Card Blue
Heidi Grace Journaling Rub-Ons: Harvest Row
Paper Bliss 3D Accents: Dog Gone
TPC Studio: Bad to the Bone Matteboard Tags and Rub-ons
Feeling Groovy Circut Lite Cartridge
Versamark Ink

Inspiration for this layout is from Scrapbooks, etc. April 2012 issue page 32-33.

We have many other suggestions for using scrapbooking stamps on your scrapbook pages.

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