Hello everyone! I am back to share a new layout with you today. Stamps are a great way to add variety and uniqueness to your projects. The stamp set included in the Turn The Page collection is so much fun and allows for lots of different and creative uses. Today I want to show you how I created my own patterned paper to use as background with a simple technique: heat-embossing.
This picture of my daughter walking on a carpet of leaves called for a fall-themed page. The colors in the Turn The Page collection are perfect for it, and so are the stamps. I decided to use the three type of leaves included in the stamp set to create a repeated pattern on a 12×12 white cardstock. I chose to go with a diagonal design, so I only stamped one portion of it. I heat-embossed the images to create a resist, as I was planning on blending some inks onto it to bring in more colors that coordinated with the collection. I love the texture that this technique adds, and also the simplicity of it. After stamping the leaves with VersaMark ink, I applied my favorite embossing powder and zapped it with a heat gun. Easy peasy. It is certainly a time-consuming technique, but the results are so worth it.
Once my background was ready, I started working on the embellishments. I knew I wanted to bring in lots of leaves to highlight and continue the theme of the page. I cut out different shapes in a variety of colors, mostly from scraps I had leftover from other projects, and layered them on both sides of the picture. I also incorporated bigger leaves that were cut out of white cardstock to add an extra layer of texture.
The 2×2 Paper Swatches included in the Turn the Page collection are so fun and perfect to add details and sentiments to your pages.
For the title, I adhered one of the clear stickers to white cardstock and fussy cut around it. To separate it from the white background and make it stand out more I placed some washi tape underneath it. Same idea was behind the decision of matting my layout with Paper 09. I love the contrast between the white and the blue.
I had a lot of fun creating this layout. Stamps are so versatile and can be used to achieve different and unique looks. Give it a try!