Stamping X’s and O’s with Amanda Baldwin

Our latest stamp release, the XOXO Stamp, has our hearts all a flutter over here! Whether you’re documenting the one you love on a layout, or sending a sweet Valentine, you will want this stamp for your stash! Today we have Amanda-jayne Baldwin with us to share a new mixed-media layout she created using this lovely stamp! Let’s see what she made!
 
Hi Elle’s Studio friends & fans! It’s Amanda here, and I’m getting inky! Well, at least my fingers are! Have you checked out the fabulous XOXO Stamp yet?! It’s all kinds of awesome and would suit a variety of projects and creations!
 
I’ve created a traditional 12″ x 12″ layout with it today, and oh me oh my, this was SO much fun!
 

 
Supplies | January Kit, Love You Die Cuts, Hugs and Kisses Puffy Stickers, XOXO Stamp, XOXO 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 
I told you that stamp was all kinds of awesome!
 
For my layout background, I start with a quick mist of shimmering pink and purple ink. As soon as it dries, I repeat the tiny hearts & “xo” cluster stamps in a coordinating purple ink pad color. I do this throughout the inky base area, trying to keep it uneven and less structured. This builds interest and color to the base, and draws your eye into my super-sweet photograph.
 

 
For my larger, hand drawn heart stamps & “love you” title, I stamp onto a scrap piece of white cardstock using a variety of pinks, reds, and purple ink cubes. I love stamping this way as I can fussy cut the stamped images that I am happy with, and arrange on my layout without any mess, or stress!
 
That title is really stunning.
 

 
By keeping the white cardstock edge, it still stands out despite the similarly colored background. This is such a simple but effective technique to try with clear stamps. Here’s another view for you—I just adore that sweet arrow!
 

 
I think you’ll agree with me that the XOXO Stamp is just divine! I complete my layout with the gorgeous January Kit die cuts, XOXO 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Love You Die Cuts and Hugs and Kisses Puffy Stickers. Perfection!
 

 
I hope I have inspired you to give the fabulous XOXO Stamp a try! You wont regret it!
 
Thanks so much for visiting!
 

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