About a week ago I pulled out one of the mega-sized 8" chipboard letters from Creative Imaginations (I think I have had this box of letters for over a year and until now haven't used a one! Gotta love studio cleaning...you discover lots of good stuff you forget you even had!) and stamped some pretty scrolls using my favorite white ink, StazOn Opaque Cotton White Ink.
a great subtle effect on raw chipboard and a great starting point for a scrapbook layout. :)
I basically centered the entire design around the chipboard monogram. It started out as a a test to see how I liked the looks of stamping white StazOn on chipboard (which I liked a lot!) and turned into the title page or first page of Ethan's first year album (I keep my albums chronologically).
To get the nice contrast of the white 'e' against the raw negative space of the 'e', I took the actual letter from the square and taking my white StazOn ink pad dabbed it all over the surface of the letter until it was completely covered. For best results I would recommend making sure your inkpad is saturated. I used my re-inker on mine before inking the letter.
It doesn't stand out as much as the scrolls, but i even stamped a star in white ink on a small raw chipboard star (see above photo: bottom left corner) before sewing a button to the center.
The white ink on raw chipboard adds just the right touch.
And I even manged to incorporate 20, yes twenty photos onto this single page layout! I created a collage of photos from Ethan's first year in Photoshop. Lots of my favorite memories here...
Because the chipboard monogram had depth to it, I didn't want to just adhere my photo collage directly to the background. I wanted it to stand out against the page. The best way to lift it off the page: pop dots!
Making Memories Animal Crackers Collection (patterned papers, chenille trim, ribbon, diecut stars, buttons, epoxy buttons)
Making Memories (star brads, tags, Cheeky chipboard Star, tiny alphabet stickers)
Fancy Pants (felt border)
Fancy Pants (star pin)
Heidi Swapp Tab Accent
My Mind's Eye Border Stickers
Other: Pop Dots, String, Sewing Machine
I just love the color combination of aqua + green. yum!
Even though this isn't what I would call a stamp heavy project, the stamping adds just the right touch to this layout. This weekend I challenge you to create a project (layout, card, altered item, etc.) using white ink and chipboard...and then post a link here to your project. Next Friday I will draw a name randomly from the posts to send these 3 sets of Love Elsie clear stamps to. :)
And be sure to check back next Friday for a special treat. :) I will be sharing not only a stamping project of mine, but one from one of my very favorite scrapbooker/stampers!
Here's wishing you a weekend filled with creative goodness...