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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Birthday Whimsy Scrapbook Pages

I had fun creating these pages of my youngest son on his 10th birthday. I think I'm a bit behind...as he is now 17! Oh well...at least they are done now. I liked the way they turned out so thought I'd share them here today. Just click on photo to see detail.

I used the Whimsy jumbo wheel down the side of each page then added cut out balloons to the lines for a festive border for my pages. By using the new textured card stock and lots of double stitched ribbon, these pages have some nice texture going on which I like. To add even more texture I dry embossed some dots on one of the thin strips of cardstock and I also used the kissing technique when I stamped the numbers.

If you've never tried the kissing technique with your stamps, (then you must not really love them! ;-) this is how to do it: First ink your bold image with a light color of ink - in this case I inked my number stamps in Soft Sky. Then you are ready to "kiss" your stamp onto another textured stamp inked in a darker color. Here I used the Canvas background which was inked in Blue Bayou. This acts as sort of an "ink pad" when pressing my numbers onto it before stamping them. This technique is a great way to add texture to any bold image.

Stamps: Birthday Whimsy, Canvas, Celebrate Everything, It's Your Birthday, Headline Numbers
Card stock: Mellow Moss, Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky
Ink: Mellow Moss, Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, VersaMark
Accessories: Photo Corner punch, Word Window punch, White EP, Crop-A-Dile, Mellow Moss eyelets, Soft Sky & Pomegranate double-stitched ribbon

Have a whimsical day!

4 comments:

Maren said...

What a great layout! Love those balloons along the sides!

scrapnnMO said...

WOW love your double spread LO! Great colors and design! Fabulous photo's!

Denise ~ said...

Great pages! Love the colors and layout. :)

Stampin' Heather said...

Thanks for sharing a stamped scrapbook pages. You did a great job!!!