If you're afraid of stamping directly onto a scrapbook page, this tip is for you! Never mess up your page again. I stamped directly onto the page on this layout. Here's how I did it:
I frequent scrapbook.com, a message board/forum for scrappers and a thread was started asking, "To stamp or not to stamp?". Myself and others left some comments and tips about the benefits of stamping but Gina, screenname "gg loves Matthew", left the most awesome tip EVER: http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/1425249/tp/1/
Here is the tip:
"Stamp on a transparency.....lay it on the layout where you think you want it...if you like the way it looks then just go for it and stamp right onto your layout...if not wipe off the transparency and you can use it again and again! (Just don't use STAZ ON ink for the trial because it will not wipe off!) Oh and be sure when laying the transparency on your layout keep the side you stamped on FACING UP so it will not mark your layout."
Can you believe how awesome this is?! You can always make sure your stamp will fit and you can save money by using the transparency over and over again. I just love it!
So I had to try it for myself. I did learn that on transparencies that you can print on, you want to use the glossy side that says "Do Not Print" so the ink doesn't stick. The ink kind of sticks to the printable side.
Here are the pics of my stamping on transparency to see if it fits the LO:
I stamped the transparency with the word I wanted:
This is the word on the transparency:
Then I positioned the word several places I thought I might like it on the page:
Good thing I used the transparency--"Dad" does not fit there!
After I found a the placement I liked best, I wiped off the transparency and stamped the word on the page.
Then I thought I'd want a journaling block in blue ink. So I stamped that on transparency and moved it around on the page:
I didn't like it there so I moved it to the opposite corner:
I decided I didn't like the blue and I didn't like the journal box so I left that off. If I had not used the transparency, I would have stamped the journal block and decided I didn't like it but then I would have been stuck with it since it was already stamped.
I love this technique!