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Magnolia Jane stamping

Hi there, Sheena here again x

I don’t know about you but I really like buying stamps but don’t often use them! I’m trying really hard to break this “collecting” habit but when I saw the stamps in Heidi Swapp’s Magnolia Jane collection and how reasonably priced they were, I just had to have them.

So for my pages this month I’ve challenged myself to actually open the stamp packaging & use them.

You are Beautiful.

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One of my concerns when it comes to stamping is messing up a layout. So for this page I started with a sheet of smooth cardstock so if I made a mistake I was only wasting one sheet. I stamped some of the word stamps over half the cardstock in shades of grey and black using permanent  ink. In between I added stamped flowers overlapping the card edge.

I added watercolour paint to the flowers & tilted the card to allow it to run down. I’d advise doing one flower at a time to stop it getting too messy but it does take time.

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I clustered a few acrylic shapes around the photo to finish off the page.

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Bliss.

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For my second page I got a like braver & decided to stamp onto the vellum sheet in the Magnolia Jane range. At first glance it’s easy to miss but thats ok as I was after a subtle effect. On closer inspection you can see that I randomly stamped flowers again in permanent ink before trimming vellum strip & adding to the layers on the left of my page.

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To continue the gold I used a Heidi Swapp gold acrylic word & a HLM flair but they are really difficult to get a good photo of.

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Happy.

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For my last page I decided it was time to be brave & actually stamp on the patterned paper!! I took the Magnolia Jane arrow stamp a mix of pink & neutral inks & stamped random arrows all over my background paper. I trimmed my background paper to 9×12 then trimmed my arrow paper smaller to show a border on each sides & added a gold strip of vellum peaking out.

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To compliment the arrows I used strips of paper, distressed the edges & machine sewed them overlapping into a heart shape to mount my photo on. Then sewed an Heidi Swapp gold acrylic word down as my title at the top.

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I’d love to see what you create with these stamps & please add your layouts to out Facebook Inspiration thread.

Till next time x

SHEENA

 

 

Supplies Used – Magnolia Jane

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