Quick and Easy Scrapbook Page Background with Ink

by | April 27th, 2016 | 15

Hello everyone!!  Kymona here to share how to create a quick and easy scrapbook page background created with ink. When my son was little, I used create many scrapbooks for him, which I shared with family members.  My family loved all of the books they received.  What’s great about creating scrapbooks to send to friends and family is that you can experiment with various sized pages and different media every time you make a page. Today I am creating a non-traditional sized scrapbook page with a stenciled and stamped scrapbook page background created with ink. This project is part of our collaboration with Creative Scrapbooker Magazine to get your inspired and ready for National Scrapbook Day 2016!


Here is the list of supplies that I used:

Scrapbook Supplies KTracey


Note: This scrapbook page will fit in an 8.75 x 9.50 album.

Here is the scrapbook page:

Finished Scrapbook page KTracey

Let’s get started:

Stenciling KTracey

Tape down the stencil on top of the white cardstock and gently apply the ink to the paper using a ColorBox Art Dauber.

Use a different dauber for each color to avoid mixing the ink on the pad itself. Rotate the stencil and tape in place again, adding as many circles as you want.

Applying Pigment Ink KTracey

Once the stencil is lifted, the pattern comes to life.

Stenciling Complete KTracey

Now that the circles are complete, decided where you’ll be placing any journaling cards, patterned paper strips, and other elements on the page. This will serve as a guide for the next step: stamping on to the background.

Gathering pattern paper and stamp KTracey

With this layout for the papers, title, and journaling cards, I decided to stamp one impression of the image in the top left corner and one impression in the bottom right corner using Colorbox Pigment Ink. Pigment Ink has a slow dry time so it is perfect for blending, backgrounds, and heat embossing, which is what I plan to do on this page.

Add ColorBox Clear Embossing Powder over the stamped image and heat set to give texture to the page.

Embossing KTracey

Heat setting KTracey

Once the embossing powder sets, adhere the pattern paper strips and other elements to the page.

Pattern paper taped down KTracey

Adhere the photo on top of the layers, making sure that some of the stenciled and stamped scrapbook page background peeks out from behind the photo.

The result is a quick and easy, colorful scrapbook page!

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So what do you think?  Would you give this quick and easy scrapbook page a try? Please let me know in the comments.  To see more of my Clean and Simple tutorials, please visit my blog.

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15 Responses to Quick and Easy Scrapbook Page Background with Ink

  1. I love all the colors! I’m not conventional when I make designs, so it’s nice to see other designers thinking outside of the box as well :)

    • Kymona Tracey says:

      Hey Wahnita!! Thank you so much for your awesome comment!! Yes, I created that page so it would fit in my one little world album, accomplish two task at once.

  2. Laura Casselman says:

    What a beautiful collection of colors!

  3. Carla Hundley says:

    Wonderful creations!
    Carla from Utah

  4. Maggie B. says:

    Hi Kymona ~ Gorgeous results!! Love the use of various patterned paper and the color choices. ~HUGS~

    • Kymona Tracey says:

      Hey Maggie!! Thank you so much for wonderful comment. It was hard at first to figure out what I want to create. Once I started it all just came together. I’m glad you like it.

  5. Becca Yahrling says:

    I love the mixed media feel of this; it’s all the rage right now and it’s beautiful.

    • Kymona Tracey says:

      Hey Becca!! Thank you so much. I did some research before I started to see what scrapbook pages look like now. The last time I created a scrapbook page my son was in 5 he is 18 now. So I know styles have changed and I didn’t want to be stuck back in time. LOL!!

  6. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the color combo!

  7. Tracy Moloney says:

    PRETTY stamping + stamping = AWESOME background!!!
    How WONDERFUL to CREATE your own pages … I can see that I won’t be needing patterned papers any more => THANK YOU for sharing :)

  8. Valerie Breingan says:

    I live this creation.Yes I would Definately try it.Thank you.

  9. Betty Spry says:

    You have given me such inspirations

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