Good morning, sketch fans, Shanna here! I was really excited and flattered when Becky asked if I’d like to help celebrate the 7th Anniversary of Page Maps with her readers. I’ve been a HUGE fan of Page Maps from the very beginning and I regularly check in for inspiration so this was a lot of fun to create something to share today!
One of my very favorite things to do is create my own foam stamps. There are several ways you can do this. The first way I’ve shared here is by using some foam letter stickers from your stash and adhering them to an acrylic block. I took the “A” from this package of Thickers and made a plus sign by cutting up a “t” from another package to create an “A+” stamp to use on this teacher card. I stamped all over to create my background paper. Super fun right?
Another way you can create your own foam stamps is to use punches or die cuts to cut shapes out of foam. I traced some flowers I punched out of paper onto this pink foam before I hand cut them out. You can use foam in most die cut machines to cut out shapes and letters of all kinds so the possibilities are endless! Once I cut the flowers out of the foam and adhered it to an acrylic block, it was ready to stamp with. Here’s a few photos of the process.
Once I stamped several different flowers in two different sizes, I hand cut them out leaving a tiny white border around the image. Then they are ready to add to my layout like I did below. Once I had them glued onto my page, I added some buttons for added color and detail. I glued them to the page using pop dots so they would stand off the page a bit. I love dimension on my layouts.
Shanna, thank you so much for this awesome tutorial -- love it!
For your chance to win Doodlebug's sweet collection from Fruit Stand collection, create a layout or card based on one of these sketches, and include a foam stamp image like Shanna has shown us here! Post a comment on this thread with a link to your entry. This contest starts today and ends at midnight MST, Sunday, May 26, 2013. The challenge is open to everyone, everywhere!
Good luck everyone!