It's Deb again with day two of our week on stamping. Today I'm going to share about adding embellishments to your layouts with stamped graphic images. There are so many options available - chevrons, hearts, cameras, flowers, banners and I could go on and on with all kinds of fun possibilities!
You can either stamp the image directly on your layout like I did on these layouts:
Or you can stamp the image on smooth cardstock and then cut it out. I like the added dimension and it's nice that you can move it around before you decide exactly where it will go on the page. Here are more layouts that include images that were cut out, also called "fussy cutting", along with images stamped directly on the page.
I cut out the speech bubble, the triangles and the "memo" tag on this one.
I stamped the two leaves with the same color ink. The darker leaf was stamped normally and then without reinking the stamp (a process called stamping off), I stamped again for a lighter color.
I cut out the stamped image of the map of the United States for this layout about visiting a new state.
I stamped this strip of triangles on textured cardstock and then cut them out individually. I like how the texture of the cardstock created a sort of canvas look. Also, the car and the camera are stamped.
You'll find a lot of stamped arrows on my layouts. They pretty much go with anything and they are great for directling the eye. I think the yellow arrows look especially cute cut out with a narrow white border.
That's it for today! Come back tomorrow for more examples of stamping. I'll be sharing stamped word art and titles stamped with alpha stamps.