Stamping Love with Amanda-jayne Baldwin

We love our monthly stamp sets here at Elle’s Studio—each one is specially designed to work with the monthly kit and add-ons to help you get creative and make the most of whatever you are documenting. Today, design team member, and stamp-lover extraordinare Amanda-jayne Baldwin is showing us the versatility and amazing things that you can achieve with our new Love You Lots Stamp. We know you’ll love what she has to share as much as the stamp! Let’s see what she created!

Welcome back to the Elle’s Studio blog! It’s Amanda here, and today I am shining the product spotlight on the fabulous, new Love You Lots Stamp! As always, the Elle’s Studio stamps have my heart! I mean seriously, they are simply the BEST! I get so excited for the stamp release every month—SO good! But enough of the chatter, here’s that amazing stamp in action with my latest layout:

Supplies | I Adore You Stickers, La La Love You Puffy Stickers, Valentine Multi Color Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Little Moments Leatherette Stickers, Love Is 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Love You Lots Stamp

Oh my heart! Love you lots, indeed! What a terrific stamp set! From the fabulous hand drawn heart icons to the labels, phrases and sentiments, this stamp certainly has it all! I couldn’t resist getting a bit inky and created a super sweet page of me and my true love!

Here’s a closer look at my scrapbook page:

Isn’t this just gorgeous?! Those hand drawn hearts inspired me to create a hearts on hearts design, and once I got stamping I just couldn’t stop! As my photo was black and white, I knew I could opt for any color scheme, and the pretty striped paper from the Love Is Paper Stack was to good to refuse! It totally dictated the colors I chose to stamp with and gave me all the feels! Who doesn’t love a rainbow of hearts, right? I trimmed my cardstock down to 11″ x 12″ and butted strips of this awesome striped paper down the sides of my layout. 

Next, I took a few of my fave coordinating ink pads and stamped up a variety of both the solid and hand drawn hearts.I fussy cut them out, and organized them into color order according to the stripes on the Love Is Paper Stack pattern. I then arranged them onto my cardstock base in a large heart shape. Rather than gluing, I machine stitched these hearts into place so that I could fold back the hearts to create a 'wing-like' dimensional effect. I just love how effective this looks! 

In keeping with the orderly design, I then repeat-stamped a mix of the sentiments to fill the inside of the large heart. I loved how this looked, but to break up the monotony of the stamped words & add more visual appeal, I also added the occasional color-coordinating sticker.

The mixture of textures; in particular the combination of La La Love You Puffy Stickers, Little Moments Leatherette Stickers and the stamped and folded hearts really added that ‘extra’ something to this fun and playful design!

With so much color in the stamping, I wanted to keep my photograph simple and understated. I decided to avoid backing it with colorful paper, and instead, layered it over the fabulous heart background. 

I embellished my photo with the “love of my life” sticker from the I Adore You Stickers, but otherwise left it pretty plain so it would stand out against all that delicious inky color! Perfect!

For finishing touches and a polished look, I added the black “my favorite” and “XO” La La Love You Puffy Stickers around the exterior of the large heart. Last but by no means least, I had to add some journaling with our amazing Love You Lots Stamp! Striking black ink ensured that this journal spot was easily identified and bold in its intention. Love it! 

Bright & beautiful stamping for the win! I hope I have inspired you to get a ‘lil’ inky with the fabulous Love You Lots Stamp

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