1. Consider a rub-on instead. I really meant to stamp some flowers on the photos and journaling of this scrapbook page before I put it all together; I even left some space in the lower right corner of the journaling block. But I forgot until I had it adhered to the filler page with a very dimensional page on the back. There was no way to lay it flat enough to stamp.
Then I remembered I had some rub-on’s in Old Olive that would work. Rub-on’s don’t require a flat surface. They worked perfectly!
The other key besides masking and trying to achieve a flat surface is to have a backup plan. If I had messed up, I could always stamp a flower, cut it out and glue onto that corner to cover up any mistakes.
2. When I finished the notebook cover in the blog entry (Notebook) below, I thought the tag looked empty. I had distressed the edges but there was this empty upper right corner. I really wished I had stamped something there. So I did. I masked the area around the card with scrap paper (or you can use post-its), made sure the cover was laying as flat as possible and then stamped. After removing the scrap paper, you would have never know it wasn’t done before assembling everything.
So don’t be afraid to add a little something extra to your scrapbook page, card or other paper project. If you are in doubt on how it will look, stamp first on scrap paper, cut it out – even a rough cut will do – and lay it on your page to see how it looks first.
Ingredients for Scrapbook Page: Green Tea Designer Paper from Stampin' Up!, Other paper cutouts from DCWV and Imagine That
Stamps: Big Flowers, So Many Scallops
Rub-ons: From SAB '08
Button: Button Bouquet from Stampin' Up!
Chipboard Letters: Basic Gray