Hi hi, today I’m sharing a tutorial on using coordinating stamp and die sets to create a three-dimensional scrapbook layout. I’m a sucker for great stamp sets, and as soon as I saw the A Birdie Told Me Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn, I knew I needed to have it, along with the matching die set. Who could resist differently sized adorable speech bubbles? Not I. Especially when they’re paired up with a matching die-cut set. PS — you can also do this without a die-cut machine, you just need a sharp pair of scissors and a steady hand.
In the following tutorial I’ll be using StazOn, a solvent-based permanant ink, which does not run or bleed for the outlines of my stamped images. For the coloring of the images I’ll be using Memento, a fast-drying and fade resistant dye ink.
I prefer to use StazOn for stamping outlines, especially if I’m going to be coloring them in with dye ink. My only caviat about StazOn is that it does not work well with Copic Markers — so if you’re planning on coloring with Copics, pick a mixed-media ink that works with the alcohol-based inks in Copic Markers.