The 5 Hottest Scrapbooking Stamps You Need In Your Collection!
#1 – Cling Scrapbook Stamps (you can create work of ART with these!)
Wait! Now That You Know What Stamping Design To Use For Your Page, Then You'll Need To Know Which Layout To Use It On....Let Me Show You...
The design possibilities are endless! You can use one color and stamp using every other groove and then use a different color for the other grooves. If you enjoy a multi stamp look, then wipe the top half of the stamp on one color ink pad and the bottom half on a different color ink pad, or use a multi-color ink pad.
# 2 – Clear Stamps (get these if you're a BAD smudger!)
For sharp clear stamping, gel clear stamps are a nice addition to your collection. These stamps are easy to use and can be used anywhere on your scrapbooking project. Clear stamps come as a package. You peel back the cover to the package and gently pop out the stamp that you want to use. The stamp is clear, but an imprint of the stamp is on the backside of the packaging. You then mount the stamp to a clear scrapbooking stamps, acrylic mounting block that is a little bigger in size. The stamp will cling to the block, so there's no need to use adhesive.
Now that the stamp is ready, you simply stamp it onto an ink pad, or if you prefer, stamp the ink pad onto your stamp. Press the stamp onto your paper and you'll have a beautiful stamp scrapbook prints! When you're through using the stamp, clean it off and place it back onto the sheet.
I highly recommend that you purchase a few border stamps and a set of "inches". Inches are 1″x1″ stamps that look great on greeting cards or in the corners of a scrapbooking page.
# 3 – Rubber Stamps (easy as A to Z)
As I have been experimenting with different types of scrapbook stamping, I have slowly been replacing my wooden rubber stamps with the clear stamps. However, I still prefer the rubber stamps when it comes to letters, numbers and phrases.
Invest in an alphabet set and the numbers 0 through 9. You will use these stamps time and time again. I use the letters for people's names, the tile of pages and as initials on greeting cards.
If I'm creating a scrapbook page and what to emphasize someone's age, or a special wedding anniversary year, then the numbers come in handy. You might also want to invest in a set of stamps that have words, such as holiday words or positive words like "hope", "believe" and "dream".
This Script Stamp Creates An Old Word Script – Perfect For Vintage Layouts!
Rubber stamps can either be placed onto an ink pad or you can dab the stamp with the ink pad.
Be careful and keep the ink just on the rubber, otherwise you might have stray marks on your paper when you use the stamp.
# 4 – Foam Scrapbook Stamps (don't like ink? Use acrylic!)
# 5 – Roller Stamp (create borders the EASY way)