Hi, its Amanda here. This week I am going to show how you can achieve a stamped effect by using elements from kits and deleting the background. For more on digital stamps, you can take a look at my post last month.
First, I changed the background paper to black and white for a more monochromatic look and added a Film Grain filter.
When using any kind of ‘stamping’ in a digital layout, I almost always do the papers, photos and elements first, then stamp at the end. The beauty of digital is that you can resize your ‘stamp’ to get the perfect size, and even when stamping last, you can move the layers so it looks as though it was done first.
Here is how my layout looked before I did the stamping:
I used this frame which is a clear .png for the stamping down the left side of the page, making sure the layer is just above the paper (and therefore under everything else) as though it was stamped straight onto the paper.
I also used this sticker and removed the background using the magic wand tool. I didn’t want the birdcage either, so it was erased with the eraser tool.
I placed it behind the photo so the swirl, spider and web are peeking out behind the photo, but the words are hidden behind the papers. I also arranged the layers, so it was on top of the yellow patterned paper. A small amount of the words could be seen, so I erased them with the eraser.