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Here is a quick and fun layout using some “timeless stamping tools”.  I kept the steps for this “altered scrapbook layout” simple and fast.

Cathie Allan

After stamping the “Line Background” stamp from Frog’s Whiskers Ink several times on our Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock (my favorite cardstock for my projects) in Clearsnap ColorBox Blackbird, Fluid Chalk ink I added super quick coloring with my Tombow pens. Quess what? I have been stamping a long, long time and my Tombow pens are years old and still are full of ink and ready to go. The capping system is so good on these particular pens that you will get every bit of ink out of them so long as you put the caps back on. I love this! I did not do any “fancy coloring” I just added color. After that I used my Clearsnap ColorBox stylus and white foam tip to add a hint of moss green, pigment ink in and around my images. Too keep it soft, I prepped the foam tip with some Clearsnap Top Boss clear ink before I tapped it onto my “Moss” pigment stamp pad. I love the “mutted” value of color this technique gives me.

I added strips of “Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock” on the left that were altered and some circle frames, that were cut with my “Big Shot” and my Sizzix, Framelit dies. I then printed out some text, cut the text in strips and in squares and of course altered each and every embellishment that I had created with my Clearsnap ColorBox stamp pads and my ColorBox stylus and white foam tips.


This page came together in no time and now I am looking at it with my “card eyes” . I will use these techniques stamps, stamp pads and die cuts etc. to make a card for someone special by simply executing these ideas in a “smaller format” and then adding that smaller panel to a folder card. You can take these ideas to your favourite papercraft … how I would love to see where your creativity takes these ideas.  ENJOY!


To see more of Cathie’s work – visit her blog – Creative Whispers


Copy of Miranda & JASON


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