Today I’ve got a quick & easy layout tutorial featuring a Hero Arts stamp, ink pads, and a brand new stencil too. This tropical stencil is the perfect size for a card background – but I think if I use it twice (so it goes across my layout) it will make the ideal scrapbook page background too!
First up, I taped down my stencil and applied paste to it. I did this twice so that the stencil design would stretch across the middle of my layout. Note that there was about a 1″ gap in the middle – but that is ok! It doesn’t matter because there will be a photo covering that part.
Once I had that done, I used a paintbrush and a bit of water to smooth out a few edges to make the edges of the stencil a bit more gradual. Love this design!
The hardest part: I let this dry totally, and then let it dry overnight underneath some heavy (wood mounted stamp) blocks. Next up: I took my ink pad and rubbed it lightly over the stencil, as well as along the edges. Once that was done, I also stitched along the edges of the design.
Ready for more inky goodness, I broke out my mint ombre ink pad and stamped some leaves!
Note that the big leaf isn’t a Hero Arts stamp… I don’t know whose it is! It is on an unmarked block. I really am enjoying these ombre ink pads and you can see (above) the slight change in color that makes for a blended look so easily. I will be doing more projects and a video on these new ink pads next week.
Back to the layout – just a few embellishments added and bam! Look how those stamps, stencil, and ink pads got me into a fun layout in no time at all.
I hope you enjoyed this quick layout tutorial and that I’ve encouraged you to bust out some stencils, stamps, and ink and get crafty today!
5 thoughts on “Hawaii layout with Hero Arts stencil & stamp”
Really love the stenciling!
Oh, my. Can I just say how beautiful this is? May, I did this on one of my layouts a few months ago and it’s my very favorite layout. So love my stencils. Anyway, the photo, is that one of those png labels that you put on in Photoshop or is it a sticker? I love they have stickers like that so I can get the look too. Your dresses are so pretty, and it looks like a great trip. How awesome. Anyway, your inking and stitching, love. Michelle t
Love how you used the stencil. Will have to give this a try. Gorgeous colour combo too. Thanks for sharing
GORGEOUS AS ALWAYS 🙂 MINT GREEN AND PINK – HEAVENLY
i LOVE THAT YOU EMBRACE PINK! AND THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL SHADE…
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