To get a great effect with stamps you don't have to use difficult techniques as Chris has shown us with this layout. By co-ordinating ink colours with cardstock colours and using the 3 flourish border stamps from Hero Arts Chris has created this attractive design. Chris has basically created pattern paper background with the border stamps showing their versatility. By adding a few Hero Arts flowers and gems the layout is finished off beautifully.
In this example, Donna has taken a Crate Paper Prudence Glitter border to create an elegant embellishment and focal point for her page. By threading some SEI ribbon through the diecut holes & adding small details to the top of the border, Donna has maintained the simplicity of the page while still creating something interesting and whimsical.
Jaimie used the pink paislee topsider borders to create a decorative edge for her LO. Keeping the embellishments to a simple uncluttered style was achieved easily using the borders topped with matching stickers to give texture, dimension and a bit of cute. Jaimie also cut down one of the larger Topsider borders to create a complimenting journal spot for her page. Some BG thrown into the mix and Jaimie has created a beautiful page.
Sassafras Borders are the perfect accompaniment to weight your layout and frame your photo. Here Steph uses the borders to tilt the axis of the layout, and by doing so makes the layout more interesting to the eye.
Nicole could not have been more excited to see this new range by Crate Paper called Prudence. The deliciously die-cut papers and colours inspired her immediately.
What surprised her though was the Glitter borders. Anyone who knows Nic knows she doesn't love glitter. Once she laid eyes on the Crate Paper border strips though she was hooked. Perfectly understated, the Glitter borders add the pop that the papers need without being obviously 'blingy'.
On Nicole's layout, they create the perfect photo mat alternative anchoring her smaller photos together and creating balance on her page. She was even able to trim the circle border into a scallop and use it to soften the top edge of her journal space. Nic admits, she may now almost be a glitter convert if this is the way that glittery products are headed.
Mel selected Lil Davis Beloved Borders (Secret Crush) for this challenge and not only used them as a border directly underneath the photo, but also to create some cool flower stems for her paper circle flowers.
The flowers were punched out using two different sized circle punches, scrunched in a ball, unfolded and lightly sanded before adhering with a stitched button. The papers used for this layout were from the Crate Paper Prudence range (Charity and Discretion) with a splash of Heidi Swapp Carefree Hearts patterned paper to help lift the photos.
Chris shows us once again that border stamps don't have to be used for just borders. Chris has jazzed up this address book by using border stamps from both Luxe Designs and Sassafras Lass. I'm sure you'll agree it give the address book a funky new look! Chris stamped the borders with black ink and then coloured them with Inque Boutique blendable markers.