Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Repeating stamp border


When I cleaned up my stamp baskets last week, I found this single stamp from Stampendous called True Elegance.  I've used it a few times but not very much.  It turned out to be a great border stamp.

To create the border for this page, I stamped this single stamp on Bravo Burgandy cardstock with Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder.  Then I just cut out each one and glued to the back of the designer paper.


One stamp can have a powerful effect when used in repetition.

The layout was inspired by Nichol Magourik's weekly class last year at Two Peas in a Bucket.  She did a layout a week for several months and often used die cut titles where the words were welded together to form one piece.



I did my title using SCAL software and my Cricut.  It went a lot faster than I expected.  I just typed each word as an individual element and then changed sizes and fonts fitting things together.  A few letters aren't connected but they were easy to glue in place.  I cut 'always' a second time in gold paper to add emphasis.  Some sponged on distress ink gives some words a slightly different color than others.

Of course the page topic is my Mother's passion for the Cheesecake Factory in Charlotte.  It has a gorgeous interior and leads us right into one of her favorite malls - Southpark.  Southpark is getting so high end that we do a lot more looking and a lot less buying these days but it is still fun.

Thanks for visiting today!

Ingredients:  Designer Paper:  My Mind's Eye So Sophie
Stamps:  True Elegance by Stampendous; Baroque Motifs by Stampin' Up!
Metal Tag:  Very Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware by Stampin' Up!

9 comments:

  1. Another great layout Lisa and I love what you did with the border stamp

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  2. Very nice layout, I really like the different fonts you used for the title.

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  3. This is just beautiful, Lisa! Love the layout of this one and that title is amazing. Your use of the stamp makes for such an elegant border. Wonderful!

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  4. Who doesn't love the Cheesecake Factory!! lol Wonderful page, Lisa. Awesome border.

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  5. Gorgeous scrapbook page! Lots of great detail in this.

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  6. This is great Lisa! Love it!!!

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  7. Great tip on using your stamps. Like that you only used a portion of it, looks great.
    I have never been to a Cheesecake Factory, but have heard that it is good :)

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  8. I love it when you can find different ways to use a stamp! I got a couple of gift cards to Cheesecake Factory (I think we have a couple in here in Raleigh)...will definitely check it out soon! I heard a lot about the desserts, of course, but how is the rest of the menu?

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    1. See, I start talking about sweets and I lose my mind...thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog last week too!

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