Sunday, July 29, 2007

Star of my Scrapbooks

Here are two layouts I completed while on Vacation at the Cottage A couple weeks ago.

The Wanted Layout uses the New Outlaw Designer Papers and the Wanted Stamp Set.

Have you ever tried to distress paper??? It is REALLY REALLY easy and can give your Cardstock the look of Leather. To do this, you simply scrunch your paper several times until it gets quite wrinkly. Unfold it and apply ink to the paper by directly swiping the inkpad over the paper. To acheive a softer look (suede) you can spritz the paper with water and set aside to dry.

The Winter Layout uses Two Colours of Cardstock from the In colour Collection-Blue Bayou and Summer Sky. Doesn't the Wintergreen DP compliment the two colours perfectly??? I took the opportunity to add some "Bling" to this layout by applying glitter to the Chipboard Flowers and inserting a Ice Brad to the Centre of each!!! Have a Boy Scrapbook Star is not usually conducive to copious amounts of Bling, but it works here!

Did you know that Stampin' Up! Craft ink works like a paint when directly applied to Chipboard???? I have invested in all the Craft ink precisely for that reason. It saves the hassle and mess of painting chipboard and particle board coasters. It also works on wood!!!

How to do it??? Simply take the ink pad and apply it directly to the piece that you are working on. You can set it aside to dry, or heat set it with an embossing gun to expediate the process!!!! I love this method of decorating my chipboard and no longer have to spend time finding coordinating colours of paint to match my Cardstock and Designer Paper.

Give it a Try, you should be pleased with the results!!!!!

Happy Stamping!



  1. Good tips! Wonderful pages you made. Lots of good ideas there.

  2. Vicki, your pages look amazing! Thanks for sharing.


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