October 1, 2010

"Homemade" Autumn Scrapbook Paper! A Mini-Tutorial

I've used stamps to add interest to plain cardstock for scrapbooking but yesterday learned a great technique to make my own fall-themed paper from my great Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Maryanne. Will definitely use seashell stamps and ink to make tropical paper. It's easy and allows you to personalize the paper with your own colors, stamps.

Supplies: reinkers, baby wipes, plastic tray, French Foliage stamps.
Inks we used are Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Mostly Mustard

How to: Use 2 baby wipes in plastic tray and add a little bit of each of the reinker colors individually in a section of the wipe (colors will run a bit but that's okay). Use stamps on a clear block; press down onto the baby wipe but don't "squish" it or rub from side to side.. and stamp, voila! Also used a gray ink for the "postcard" text but you could highlight with "stampin spots" as well.

Picture doesn't do this justice because it's stamped on an ivory paper but in person = wow!

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