Happy Monday! Today over at the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration blog, we are sharing a fun scrapbook sketch idea.
I didn’t create the sketch, but let me tell you how much I LOVE designing off of sketches. It makes the scrapbooking process so much easier for me because I don’t have to think too hard about the set-up of the page (or card!) and instead can focus on things like which color do I want to use and what should I write in my journaling.
Oh, and did I mention that my layouts are typically like my cards…. I start from a sketch or design, pull in key elements, and then totally change everything else up. But hey! It’s the inspiration that is important – and the fact that I’m actually getting my photos in an album!
You may be wondering how I got that honeycomb look on my base paper for my scrapbook…. well, check this out… I used my embossing folder as a stamp!!!
Seriously, its totally cool! First I wiped my ink pad across the raised side of the embossing folder to ink it up.
Then I just flipped over the embossing folder and pressed it down like I would a stamp! I liked the distressed (didn’t get all the ink down on the paper) look, so I didn’t worry about evenly pressing and getting it all off on the base paper.
Then for my accents, I created my own layered ribbon banners in the upper corner. I took some of the Strawberry Slush Ruffle Trim and the Natural Trim ribbons and layered them. Then snipped the ends at an angle. Then to soften it even more, I use the Flower Shop bundle to get the simple flower to go on top.
Finally, I needed a title and ended up actually cutting out my letters using the Typeset Alphabet Bigz dies in the same Wisteria Wonder as the background paper. But that was a little too tone-on-tone and so I drew around the outside of the letters with my white gel pen to make them pop a bit more.
I would say that it worked! And look at that face… isn’t Sweet a good title too? Ok, I really didn’t know what to title these too pictures but I loved them so much that I had to scrap them somehow!
So, I hope you got some inspiration! Play along and create your own scrapbook page with this sketch and let me know what you think!
2 responses to “Stamping with an Embossing Folder for a Scrapbook Sketch”
Very SWEET indeed! And the honeycomb background idea is genius!! The page turned out very soft and perfect for the pictures.
This page is adorable! Is this your sweet girl that was just a baby at Regional last year?!?!? I love how you used the embossing folder to create your background…very crafty!