Hi everyone, it’s Libby and I’m happy to be here today sharing a scrapbook layout I made with the photos from my daughter’s birthday party! I love to do pocket style scrapbooking (I used Becky Higgins’ Project Life pocket pages today) and I especially love making my own cards to fill those pockets! There are endless ways to decorate journaling cards, but today I pulled out my ink daubers. This is a technique that can be done on a kraft sheet - but a little tip if you don’t have a kraft sheet - head to your kitchen and grab some wax paper! It works too!
Next, I used a spray bottle to make the ink nice and wet.
I had precut some Snow paper to 3″x4″ and 4″x6″ - the sizes that fit in those pockets. I set them down into the wet ink.
You could set them aside to dry, but being the impatient person that I am, I hit them with my heat tool.
And here are my finished cards, after adding a bit of stamping and rounding the corners. I used the same daubers for all of my stamping, just rubbing the stamps directly with the dauber ink. It gave it more of an imperfect, watercolored look, which I actually liked with the backgrounds I had created. Unfortunately the banner stamps I used were in an exclusive set for Archiver’s stores (sorry about that!) but F5895 Dauber Garland would have given a similar look. I stamped the little heart from CL729 Be Happy Today onto each flag. And finally, I added some journaling lines to a couple of the cards by partially inking up K5731 Notebook Paper - a very easy thing to do when you’re using ink daubers!
And finally, my finished layouts with all of my photos and journaling added! I created the title block by cutting out a number “6″ freehand, and spelling out “Courtney’s Birthday” with DI061 Alphabet Uppercase dies.
I hope you’ll raid your kitchen and play with a little wax paper! I accidentally found that if you wrinkle it up, you can get some really cool patterns, too! My roll is still on my stamp desk - I think I need to keep playing!
And by the way, if this layout put you in the birthday party mood - why not visit our Birthday Challenge and play along?? You have until March 15!
Thanks for stopping by,