Wednesday, August 26, 2015

12 Ways to Stamp with Story Stamps

I have been subscribed to Ali Edwards Story Stamps since she launched last year in September.  You can see layouts and what I have done with them here.

With so much great information in the classes that go with the subscription I have picked up lots of different ways of using my stamps.  As I looked back over my current month of layouts I thought it would be fun to put together a post about the different ways I have been using them to refer to in the future and to share.

Most months there are a variety of sizes in the text.  I often pair up ones that fit and stamp on to thin strips

A current favourite of Ali's is repeated stamping.  Here I used it randomly as part of my title.  Or it can be done as a patterned paper.

This repeated stamping was pairing up words that fit with my page and repeating them in a group.

Many of the stamps can be used to create embellishments.  Ali uses circles in lots of different ways to add a little extra to the page

Here I used several different stamps to create a background for the page.  This was lifted from a layout that Ali did for the little moments class where she had used a patterned paper that was printed like this.  I used a pen to hand draw the lines.

Stamping the larger words and cutting them out to use as titles or embellishments creates another look.

The beauty of clear stamps is they bend.  Here I stamped around a circle element that I wanted to use.

A simple hand drawn frame can be used to ground a layout. 
 I added in phrases from the stamp set to break it up.

9.  TAGS
Another way to use repeated stamping is on tags where one or two phrases are lined up and repeated over the background.  Here I have used a lighter colour and stamped a title over the top.  Sometimes I will highlight one of the phrases in the background with a darker colour.  This also works well with 3 x 4 cards for project life

Certain words can be used as launching points for journaling, as a title

or here I used it within my story.

I often run a strip across the top of my page or photos.  I use the phrase stamps to add another layer
Sometimes I use the same phrase and others I mix it up or include it as part of my title.

My go to using my stamps is often for titles.  Here I used repeated stamping where I lined up the word and stamped it off to create the graduated colours.
Here I stamped one in a brighter colour as I added the rest.
There is usually flexibility with pairing up the stamps to make titles.  
Here I also repeated the stamp in the background.

Such a great collection when you put it all together.  How do you use your stamps?  I would love to hear new ideas to add to how I use them.  Leave a comment or email {found under the welcome button at the top of the page}

Happy Stamping

1 comment:

Sonja said...

Thanks for sharing these great ideas. I really want to sign up now:-)

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