Bird and Holly, 2 ways

If you're like me, I will stamp an image onto a test piece of paper (or several) before creating any project.  And, if you're like me, you have an excess of stamped images in your reserves to use someday.  I found a fun way to use those "extra stamped designs": Create a journal page!  See photo at the bottom of this post.

This card is a 5.5" x 5.5" (14 cm x 14 cm) card featuring our Bird and Holly Rubber Stamp.
Stamped with Brown StazOn ink onto a patterned paper and layered with burlap and green die cut trim. Fuzzy yarn in cream color surrounds the matte.  Green StazOn ink is daubered along the 2 sides.

So I took those unused, stamped images that I have been working on lately, grouped them by type or style, and placed them onto a journal page.  The well-known brand of artist papers, Strathmore has a wire bound book, "Mixed Media."  The size of each page is a perfect, 5.5" x 8.5".The weight of each page is 90 lb. and is sturdy enough to glue layers, watercolor, stamp, etc. onto the page.
My Christmas journal page can been seen above.  I have been trying to incorporate paper doilies into my projects.  My desire was to distress it and glitter it.  The result can be seen above.  A large 8" doily was cut in half and Ranger's brown ink was was added to the edges and decoupaged in place.  I look forward to creating many more journal pages in this book!

Stamps featured on the journal page above:
Bird and Holly Rubber Stamp
Lace Ornament Rubber Stamp
Holly Branch Rubber Stamp
Holly and Poinsettia Tickets Rubber Stamp Set

Zebra Bottle Cap Magnet Ring

Here's how to get started with this fun project. Materials needed: Rubber stamp (an icon or single subject stamp works best.)...