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DIY Embellishments ~ Stamped Ephemera

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One of my favorite projects is making stamped ephemera.  These fun and pretty little pieces sit in a bowl on my desk so that I can add them to layouts as I work.  Not only am I making good use of my stamps (which I otherwise forget about!), I am saving myself money that would otherwise go to buying prepackaged embellishments.

As you can see, I create a variety of ephemera pieces using stamps from my Felicity Jane kits and craft stores hauls.  I have a few different colors of ink and usually stamp on scrap paper or the white paper that comes in my albums.  By carefully cutting around the stamped shapes, I eliminate the white outline and often cut into the flower petals as well, giving them more texture and dimension.

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This allows me to fluff up the butterflies wings and the flower petals, so they don’t just lay flat on my pages.  As a final touch, I add Nuvo drops in coordinating colors to the centers of the flowers and the bodies of the larger butterflies.  This creates a 3-D effect to the ephemera and really make these pieces pop on your projects!

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Here is a peek into this process in action:

What do you think?  I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below or in my Facebook Group!  I also have a Youtube channel filled with process videos and other crafty tutorials.

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