Stamp & Sketch Scrapbook Layout
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Stamp & Sketch Scrapbook Layout

I am excited to be on the blog today with a fun tutorial on mixing two great Silhouette products – Clear Stamp Material and Sketch Pens.

I wanted to make a page with some custom stamps, and thought it would be fun to add some faux stitching to my page at the same time with the sketch pens, but how? I will show you just how simple! Here is my project:


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I started out by choosing a simple design to make into a stamp – in this case, a pie chart – something I know I will use often and would stamp great from the Stamp Material. Try to avoid choosing designs that are intricate as the Stamp Material may bunch up when cutting out, or you won’t have a great stamped image.


Step 1:


Once you have cut out your stamps, determine where you want the images placed. I used the outer circle of my pie chart shape to determine where I would do my stamping. I duplicated the design and placed it where I wanted them to be on the final layout.


step two determine placement of base stamp


Step 2:


I wanted a sketched line around each pie chart design, so I offset the design slightly and deleted the interior designs that would later be added via custom stamps.


step three offset base images


Step 3:


Next I wantd to add some faux stitching, so I used the line tool to draw out lines, and in the Line Style window, I chose a smaller dashed line. I repeated this same step through the circles, how I envisioned them on my completed page.


step four add lines to mimic stitching


Step 4:


Then, insert a sketch pen, ensuring you change your cut settings to a sketch pen instead of ratchet blade and sketch your design.


At this point, I started stamping in the empty circles, alternating colors and shapes on my page. I like to use Pigment ink to stamp with the Stamp Material, as I find it gets the best stamped image.


piecharts 1


You can see how the ink does not cover over the sketch pen marks! The sketch pens are perfect to add some details like this to a page.


piecharts 2


All that was left for me to do was to cut a title with Silhouette Adhesive Washi Sheets and paper and adhere to my page with a few embellishments.


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Once the Silhouette Software helped me lay out the design work for my page, it came together so quickly!

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My name is Nicole Nowosad and I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. I am a working mom of three (2 boys 11, and 8 and our 5 yr old princess), and have been married for almost 15 years. I started scrapbooking about 15 years ago when I was planning our wedding. If I had to define my style, I would say it is evolving. I love to try different things on my projects, playing with shape and color – and oh I LOVE paper – it is my go to supply – I love to cut it up, punch it, and try new things/different ways to work it! I love color and a little sparkle too. I have been published several times in Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine, Scrapbook Trends, and Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.

Designs Used:

Products Used:


CAMEO Cutting Mat

adhesive cardstock

Adhesive Washi Sheets

Sketch Pens - Black & White

stamp material


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  1. I love using this technique. It looks great on your page!

  2. Thanks for stating what type of ink you use – I’m not sure what ink I’m using with the stamp material but it always comes out really pale. Now I’ll try pigment ink!

  3. Looks like a lot of fun using the stamp material, pens and adhesive washi tape and cardstock! Now I’m in the mood to play!

  4. This looks amazing Nicole!

  5. What a great idea using the sketch pens for faux stitches. It is such a fun and colorful page!

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