So many fun variations can be had using the combination of the solid and outline versions of the Brooklyn stamp series. And it’s just ever-so exciting to see them used in such fashion…as we see from Melissa today!
Okay, seriously? That title is fantastic! Love how Melissa used the standard Brooklyn XL to faintly stamp in the Brooklyn XL Outline letters and how it all coordinates with the buildings in her photo. And don’t even get me started with all the other stamped word accents. perfection.
Here’s what Melissa has to say:
I have always loved the look of a big and bold title on a layout and yet, in my minimalist style of memory keeping, I don’t use much color in any of my projects. So for this project I challenged myself to make a big and bold title, in staying with my minimalist style (if that makes sense), and here’s what I came up with.
I took this picture on a recent trip to Capitola, California. The row of rainbow houses right on the beach was just so pretty even on an overcast day.
I used the Brooklyn XL and the new Brooklyn XL Outline for my CAPITOLA CA title. I was able to keep the bold look with the crisp black outline and I went really easy on the fill in color (the Brooklyn XL stamps are so smooth and crisp, but that’s not the look I was going for here 😉). I added some journaling with my typewriter and some sentiments from the Beach Vibes stamp set and called the left side good.
On the right, I just added a square picture. Stamped more sentiments from the Beach Vibes stamp set and added the date.
I hope I’ve inspired you to make something bold and bright even if that’s not your usual.
Don’t forget: The Brooklyn and By The Numbers series are all on sale through Monday–both the originals and the brand new Outline stamps for September. Find them in the store here. And just so you know, the XLs are a Limited Release and won’t be around for long. :)