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!


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

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

  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!

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

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

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

  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 :)

  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?

    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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