FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 33

SAVING TIME WITH A STAMPED BACKGROUND AS SEEN IN THE 'ZOOM ZOOM' SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT

I ABSOLUTELY LVOE THIS LAYOUT AND I LOVE HOW QUICKLY IT CAME TOGETHER EVEN MORE. IT'S SO NICE WHEN INSPIRATION STRIKES, ISN'T IT? THIS PAGE IS SUPER FUN WITH SOME BRIGHT COLORS AND A BIG PUNCH OF BLACK AND WHITE TO GROUND IT. I'VE INCLUDED A HINT OF ARTISTIC ELEMENTS AS WELL, INCLUDING MY OWN TAKE ON A PATTERNED BACKGROUND MADE WITH STAMPING. THROUGH MAKING THIS QUICK SPREAD I'VE FOUND SOME TIME SAVING TIPS FOR CREATING A STAMPED BACKGROUND SO I'LL SHARE THOSE BELOW WITH YOU! KEEP READING FOR ALL THE FAST + FABULOUS DETAILS.

SAVING TIME WITH CUSTOM STAMPED BACKGROUNDS | THE PAPER CURATOR

SAVING TIME WITH CUSTOM STAMPED BACKGROUNDS | THE PAPER CURATOR

TIME SAVING TIP NO. 1

STAMP THE BIG PICTURE

TO CREATE MY BACKGROUND I USED THIS STAMP SET FROM STUDIO CALICO. NORMALLY I MIGHT STAMP LETTER BY LETTER IF I'M DOING A TITLE OR SOME OTHER PHRASE, ETC. BUT FOR THE PURPOSES OF SPEEDING THINGS UP I SIMPLY LINED MY LETTERS UP ON THIS STAMP BLOCK (THE GRID IS SUPER HELPFUL!) AND I EVEN RESORTED TO USING THE SOLID AND TEXTURED LETTERS COMBINED TO COMPLETE THE WORD IN ONE FELL SWOOP. THEN, I SIMPLY STAMPED THE WORD OVER AND OVER UNTIL I WAS HAPPY WITH THE PATTERN. EASY PEASY!

SAVING TIME WITH CUSTOM STAMPED BACKGROUNDS | THE PAPER CURATOR

SAVING TIME WITH CUSTOM STAMPED BACKGROUNDS | THE PAPER CURATOR

SAVING TIME WITH CUSTOM STAMPED BACKGROUNDS | THE PAPER CURATOR

SAVING TIME WITH CUSTOM STAMPED BACKGROUNDS | THE PAPER CURATOR

TIME SAVING TIP NO. 2

STAMP MONOCHROME

I FOR ONE LOVE THE LOOK OF BLACK AND WHITE BACKGROUNDS - I THINK THEY'RE CLASSY! THEY ALSO ALLOW ME FREEDOM TO EMBELLISH THE LAYOUT WITH WHATEVER COLOR PALETTE I WANT TO USE. PLUS THEY NEVER CLASH WITH YOUR PHOTOS - DOUBLE WIN! ALSO, STAMPING IN ONE COLOR MAKES CREATING YOUR PATTERN A BREEZE! YOU MAY CHOOSE TO DO BLACK AND WHITE AS I HAVE, OR SOME COLOR WITH WHITE ... OR IF YOU'RE FEELING DARING USE THIS WHITE INK ON A COLORED BACKGROUND! ANY WAY YOU SLICE IT - IF YOU'RE ONLY USING ONE COLOR OF INK, IT WILL SAVE YOU TIME WHEN CREATING YOUR BACKGROUND! I EVEN USED THE SAME INK PAD TO STAMP MY DATE (SEE BELOW) JUST TO KEEP THINGS SIMPLE!

SAVING TIME WITH CUSTOM STAMPED BACKGROUNDS | THE PAPER CURATOR

SAVING TIME WITH CUSTOM STAMPED BACKGROUNDS | THE PAPER CURATOR

SAVING TIME WITH CUSTOM STAMPED BACKGROUNDS | THE PAPER CURATOR

SAVING TIME WITH CUSTOM STAMPED BACKGROUNDS | THE PAPER CURATOR

TIME SAVING TIP NO. 3

STAMP IT CLEAN

PART OF THE REASON I THINK THIS MONOCHROME BACKGROUND WORKS SO WELL IS THAT IT HAS RICHNESS IN IT'S VARIATION. BY STAMPING MULTIPLE TIMES WITH EACH INK APPLICATION, I WAS ABLE TO CREATE AN INTERESTING GRADIENT AFFECT WITHIN THE BACKGROUND. THIS ALSO ACTS AS A TIME SAVING TIP BECAUSE BY STAMPING UNTIL THE STAMP WAS CLEAN, I SAVED TIME AT THE END AND DIDN'T HAVE TO WASTE ANY TIME CLEANING MY STAMPS AFTERWARD! 

SAVING TIME WITH CUSTOM STAMPED BACKGROUNDS | THE PAPER CURATOR

SAVING TIME WITH CUSTOM STAMPED BACKGROUNDS | THE PAPER CURATOR

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TIME SAVING TIP NO. 4

STAMP SMART

ONE WAY TO SAVE TIME WHILE STAMPING A BACKGROUND IS TO NOT HAVE TO STAMP IT ALL. LET ME EXPLAIN ... IF YOU KNOW WHAT PHOTO YOU'RE USING, AND HAVE IT PRINTED IN THE SIZE YOU WANT, AVOID STAMPING THE ENTIRE BACKGROUND OF YOUR CARDSTOCK BY HOLDING THE PICTURE UP TO GET A GOOD IDEA OF IT'S PLACEMENT AND LEAVE THAT AREA BLANK! IT WILL GET COVERED AFTER ALL - AND WHY WASTE THE TIME OR INK STAMPING IT!


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*some of the products listed are affiliate links. i receive 4% when you purchase products through the provided amazon link. i have used and loved every item shown and would not suggest without testing each product first, or without using them while making this project. as always, i appreciate your continued support!


SO GLAD YOU'VE STOPPED BY! HOW DID YOU ENJOY THIS POST? DO YOU HAVE PLANS TO STAMP SOME BACKGROUNDS THIS WEEKEND? I'D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT IT IN THE COMMENT SECTION! TILL NEXT TIME ...