You don't have to be a “stamper” to use stamps and they aren't just for cards. Or just for ink for that matter! Here are five things you can do with stamps.

1. Stamp with Paint. I stamped this polka dot background on this teal paper using a rubberstamp and some white acrylic paint. Simply paint the stamp and then stamp the image. if you dip the stamp in paint you'll get blobs after you stamp so I brush the paint onto the stamp to get a smoother image.

2. Stamp with Ink – Just stamp the image direct onto your project. This can be the title, or whatever.I stamped the date stamp over on the right of this page directly onto the page.

I stamped a background on this card in brown with a large background stamp:

I stamped my title on this page and then drew a dashed line between the words to connect them:

3. Stamp with an object, like a plastic cup, coin, or other item.

Here I painted the bottom and top rims of two different sizes of cups and then used those to stamp on this page:

I did the same thing on this page as well to create the journal and title spots:

4. Make your own patterned paper. That is kind of what I did above on the banner. Here is another example where I stamped all over chipboard letters to make them patterned:

Here I stamped from the edge of the page to create a partial pattern on the backgrounds of these pages:

5. Stamp with versamark and go over it with chalk. This creates a soft look on the page.

I stamped small flourishes on this plain green cardstock with versamark and then chalked them with irridescent chalks to match the patterned paper I used:

Happy creating this weekend!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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7 thoughts on “Five Fridays #13 – Scrapping with Stamps x 5

  1. Oh Jennfier!! They are all so beautiful! I love the banner! Thanks so much for sharing – I’m even trying to get organized :)

    Posted on November 21, 2008 at 7:22 pm
  2. Love them all!!

    Posted on November 21, 2008 at 8:48 pm
  3. Well I LOVE this post since all I use is STAMPS!!!! Thanks for all the wonderful tips!

    Posted on November 21, 2008 at 11:39 pm
  4. GREAT tips !! :)

    Posted on November 22, 2008 at 12:46 am
  5. hey girie… just wanted to give you a last minute bday shout out –so HAPPY BDAY!!! peej

    Posted on November 22, 2008 at 2:22 am
  6. Well, this is brilliant, Jennifer, I will just have tog o get the stamps out now!!

    Posted on November 22, 2008 at 12:22 pm
  7. Love, love, love the stamping projects Jennifer! I love to stamp in so many projects so this is right up my alley! I also love the chalking over the Versamark! It’s so much fun! I am in love with that pregnancy layout! Hopefully I’ll need one soon! I wish I would have checked my calendar and realized it was your birthday when I saw you! Happy Late Birthday!

    Posted on November 23, 2008 at 4:13 am