Hello Gossamer Blue fans! The stamps are back in the February kits and they are amazing! I was especially drawn to the label stamp and small words of the set in the Life Pages kit and decided to use that for the inspiration for my layout today. Going with the repeating “hello” theme found in some of the embellishments this month I pulled out an old photo from my childhood with me on the phone. The phones with cords…remember those?! Maybe you don’t, if not, I’m totally dating myself here.
I thought it would be fun to use the label stamp as a design element instead of the obvious use as a label. I stamped it three times above my photo and three times below my photo and then added some ink splatters.
Since I’m using the labels as a design element I want to fill some of them with word stickers or patterned paper. The Basic Grey 6×6 paper pad with the smaller scale prints in the Bits & Pieces kit is perfect for this purpose. Using three coordinating prints I stamped the image on the papers I wanted to use.
Next, using the inside line of the stamped label as my guide, I cute the inside of the label out with my scissors. I didn’t worry about the inked line showing on my final image when cutting it out, since this would not be noticeable once adhered inside the stamped image on my layout.
After adding a few buttons, sequin and flair for embellishing, I called it done!
For the journaling, I used a pocket card from the Life Pages kit and tucked it behind the photo layers.
I love using stamps for design elements on my pages. I hope this inspires you to get the stamps out of your kits and start using them on your layouts.