Featured How-to June 2009  


Designer: Sarah Schwerin
Stampbord Scrapbook Page

   
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Step 1: Sponge Stampbord pieces with Teal StazOn Ink using the sponge dauber. You may need a few coats until you achieve the color depth you desire. Allow to dry.

Step 2: Carefully stamp your images onto the Stampbord pieces using the Archival Ink. Press down firmly, but be careful not to slide your stamp, as this will result in a blurred image. Stamp all six pieces with different designs that will compliment each other. Allow to dry.

Step 3: Using the Scratch Knife, highlight areas of your images by scratching the surface of the Stampbord. Use the design of the stamp for guides. You can do as little or as much as you want. For added interest, add a white border around each piece by using your scratching tool to scrape around the edges.

Step 4: Using the Teal Blue StazOn and sponge dauber, add an inked border to the My Mind’s Eye paper.

Step 5: Cut Basic Grey paper to 5.5"x12", and create the lace edges along the longest sides using the Fiskars border punch. Ink the edges of the strip using the Teal Blue StazOn. Glue to the middle of the page horizontally.

Step 6: Arrange your finished stampbord pieces onto your layout - play around with the placement until you are happy. Glue the Stampbord pieces down using tacky glue.

Step 7: Using the paper trimmer, cut photo to 4"x4". Mount onto a piece of cardstock and trim around the edges, leaving a thin border color border around the photo. Attach photo to page using tacky glue.

Step 8: Cut Pink Paislee paper to 2"x4.75", and cut off the top corners to create a tag. Ink around the edges using Teal Blue StazOn and the sponge dauber. Punch a hole into the top of the tag using a hole punch. Stamp “Smile” onto the tag using Jet Black ink. Add 4 teal rhinestones along the edge. Add a piece of black ribbon through the hole at the top of the tag. Glue the tag to the page to use as the title.

Step 9: Glue a 10" strip of black lace to the bottom of the layout. At the end of the lace, attach a white paper flower, then top with teal rhinestone flower and black brad for the center.

Step 10: To finish, use a circle template and thin black marker to draw a small half circle under the flower, and a large circle on the top right hand side, as shown in the picture. Add black brads at even intervals for added interest.