Tuesday, May 14, 2013
One of my favourite techniques is something I learned from a Close to my Heart Workshop on the Go kit.  The technique takes a CTMH My Acrylix(tm) stamp and uses it to create a border on the base pages of a layout.  The stamp doesn't even have to be one created especially for borders -- any stamp with a pattern will work!

I'm not usually one to distress or treat my base pages differently.  But sometimes, even your base pages need a little "umph"!  Like this one:



This is the main layout from the Tommy Workshop on the Go.  I love how it turned out but felt that I could do a little more.  The edges needed some pizzazz.

So I looked at the stamp set that comes with this kit, and there was the perfect border stamp.  The waves really called to me!

 
So with some Desert Sand ink, I stamped around the edges of my entire 2-page layout.  I was deliberate in not stamping the full image, going off the edges on purpose.



Knowing what to do in the corners is always a tricky question.  Since these waves started looking like fishing nets, I didn't mind that they overlapped in the corners.  In fact, I think that added more depth and gave it a fabulous look.

Now, doesn't this look better?


 
Now I love this layout and this kit even more!

Try some border stamping on your next layout and see what happens.  It can really add some interest to your artwork.

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