Friday, October 15, 2010

Stamp It Challenge - by Cari Locken

Well, I have to admit that I actually started out this scrapbooking journey with some stamps. I went to a stamping party and immediately was hooked.

However, there was a BIG lull for me when I didn't want to use stamps at all. I was just quite content scrapbooking with all the new goodies & toys out there in the scrapbooking industry that my stamps began to collect dust.

But over the years I've acquired a love for them again.
Since designing for Imaginisce I've found that I've used them even more on my layouts (not just cards .... which is where I usually think to use my stamps).

Here are a few examples of how I've used stamps.
This one I stamped the image with Versamark.
Supplies used: Bazzill cardstock, Imaginise (Scooter's Vacation: paper, flowers, stickers, stamps), transparency, EK Success corner rounded punch, Versamark

For this layout I stamped the little robot image with black ink and then colored it in with Tombow markers.
Supplies used: Imaginisce (Live Loud: papers, stamps, stickers, chipboard), Tombow markers, EK Success corner rounded punch

On this card I used the word stamp with Versamark on the background card and then stamped and colored the main image in like I did for the layout above.

Supplies used: Prism cardstock, Imaginisce (Live Loud: papers, stickers, stamps), EK Success corner rounded punch, Versamark, Tombow markers

I used a flower stamp for this layout on some patterned paper and then just colored in the center of the stamped flower image.

Supplies used: Core'dinations cardstock (Black Magic), Imaginisce (To Love & Cherish: papers, flowers, stamps, i-top brads), American Crafts Thickers

And lastly, on this layout I used a tree stamp on patterned paper and then cut out all the trees and adhered them along the bottom section of my layout. Some trees I adhered with pop dots ... others just flat.
Supplies used: Core'dinations cardstock, Imaginisce (Apple Cider: papers, chipboard, rub-ons, stamps, i-rock tool and crystals), VersaColor ink (in brown)

Thanks for looking & I hope that you're inspired a little to play with your stamp collection today!


  1. Hi Jo,

    Thanks for the visit. You made me laugh with your comment of trying to throw yourself under Lagerfeld's hummer. I took a course in scrapbooking and sucked at it. You on the other hand are just amazing. Wished I had your talent.


  2. Love all these projects (of course!)

  3. These are all gorgeous, Iove the black and white layout!

  4. Awesome examples, Cari!! You've shown such versatility! And might I add - your daughter really is growing up!! What a beautiful girl! :)