Creating with Alphabet Stamps and Patricia Roebuck

Elle’s Studio alphabet stamps are such a great investment into your crafty stash, and have so many different uses besides helping you to create titles! Today, design team member Patricia Roebuck is with us to share some really creative ways to mix and match your alphas that you may not have tried yet! Let’s take a look at what she is sharing:

Hello, Elle Studio friends! Today I want to share ways to use several of the Elle’s Studio alphabet stamps in your pocket page. Elle’s Studio alphabet stamps stretch your products by creating titles, subtitles, add jumpstarts to journaling, color and texture, create balance, eye-catching creativity, and so much more!  

Supplies | April 2020 Kit, This Week Chipboard Stickers, Lovely Puffy Stickers, Springtime Tabs Stamp, Typewriter Alphabet Stamp, Jane Alphabet Stamp, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Outline, Large Jane Number Stamp — Solid and Outline, Mini Dated Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die

My inspiration for my project started with the Large Jane Alphabet Stamp and Metal Die. I printed a 4″ x 6″ photo twice. On one copy, I used the Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die to die cut the word “JUMP.” I used Staz-On black ink to stamp the die cut letters using the outline Large Jane Alphabet Stamp.

From there I stamped “jump” using the Typewriter Alphabet Stamp and the smallest font on top with the Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp. I adhered the two photos together, then adhered the die cut letters back over the die cut spaces using dimensional adhesive. Doing this provides a little bit of a see-through and an illusion of the word floating above the photo. Adding the puffy stickers really helps to enhance that floating illusion as well!  

The Typewriter Alphabet and Large Jane Number Stamps helped to start my journaling on the April 2020 Kit colorful 4″ x 6″ tag. These stamps provided a way to layer and cluster and create contrast between the ampersand in the Large Jane Number Stamp and the skinny Typewriter Alphabet Stamp. I emphasized that contrast by using three different ink colors. I used the bracket from the Large Jane Number Stamp to frame the grouping before adding my journaling with my typewriter. Then, I added the date and stickers to frame and add to the journaling.

On the 3″ x 4″ tag on the top right, I used a smaller photo, then used the Jane Alphabet Stamp in the same ink colors to frame the photo.

To finish the right side and this spread, I added stamping using both the solid and outline of the Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp, then finished with a heart from the This Week Chipboard Stickers. To bring more color to my large 4″ x 6″ photo, I used the Springtime Tabs Stamp to stamp a label onto white cardstock, which I trimmed and stapled into place under my title.

There is no end to the possibilities with stamps—especially alphabet stamps.  You can get the exact color you want, build a creative title, start your journaling, add to your kit tags, and frame photos! With the addition of the metal dies, you can really emphasize your title! Give these ideas a try on your next project and enjoy!

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