June 2012 CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop – using stamps to create your own patterned paper

Welcome to the June 2012 Close to My Heart Spotlight Blog Hop!  This month we will be showing you examples of how you can use your stamps to crate your very own personalized and unique patterend papers.  This is such a great use for your stamps and a great way to customize your layouts.

This blog hop is a circle so if you are just starting, continue until you make your way back here.  If you are coming from Haley D.’s Blog, you are on the right track!

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted: American Celebration Stamp Set, Wings Stamp Set (retired), Black ink, Lagoon ink, Cotton Candy ink, Lagoon Cardstock, Cotton Candy Cardstock, Black Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Vineyard Berry Reinker, Create-a-Shade Paint, Spray Pen, Art Philosophy Cricut Collection stamp set, Ranger Liquid Pearls, and DCWV vellum quote.

Tip: To create my background I chose 1 large, 1 medium, and 1 small stamp.  I random stamped with Lagoon (second generation), Cotton Candy, and Black (second generation).  Second generation stamping is when you ink your image, stamp first on scrap paper, and then without reinking stamp on your project.  It gives you a shade lighter than the original color.  To soften the bright white, I sprayed with a mixture of Vineyard Berry reinker, Create-a-Shade Paint, and water in a Spray Pen.  Last I added some stamped words.  A few more tips: when creating backgrounds like this is to stamp off the edge of the page and start by first stamping the largest image and then fill in from there with the smaller images.

Closeup of stamping:

With the June Buy 2 Get 1 FREE special now is the best time to purchase those stamp sets on your wishlist !  Check it out on my website!

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop is Carol Horton’s Blog!

For a list of all the blog hop participants, go to the previous post.


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  1. How is it possible that we both used the same stamp set?! But it sure gives credence to the versatility of our stamps! Love it!

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