Scrapbooking Global May 2019 Blog Hop

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Hi! Welcome to my blog. I’m Sara Levin the artful inker. Today is the Scrapbooking Global May 2019 Blog Hop! Whether you’re starting here or arriving from another blog, you’re in for a treat!



Scrapbooking Global May 2019, masculine theme


The theme for the May 2019 scrapbook layouts is masculine.


Scrapbooking Global May 2019 Blog Hop


Geared Up Garage scrapbook page. Shop for Stampin' Up! products at


For this masculine themed page,

I took inspiration from THIS card.

You’ll start by laying down your different ink colors

with your Aqua Painter.

Use your Heat Tool to dry each “block” of color

for less warping of the page.

Try to create more organic rather than blocky shapes.


Geared Up Garage scrapbook page, detail. Shop for Stampin' Up! products at


Stamp with the large Garage Gears dies.

Then add a Night of Navy photo mat.

And accent with Copper Foil cut with the Garage Gears die.


Tip for stamping with dies. Shop for Stampin' Up! products at



To stamp with your die on a scrapbook page,

attach one of your Stamparatus magnets to the non-cutting side.

Use your washi handle to help you tap the die on your ink pad.

With your cardstock on your Stampin’ Pierce Mat,

press the die against the cardstock to add some fun texture!


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Sharon is up next and is sure to have an amazing page.

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  • Reply
    May 20, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    What an elegant and effective page Sarah! I love the colours and the Copper foil gears as well as the shadow of the stamped gears in the background. x

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      May 20, 2019 at 7:24 pm

      Thanks, Sharni. I love the gears and know I will be using them in all sorts of ways!!

  • Reply
    Eimear Carvill
    May 20, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    will definitely be looking at my dies with ‘different’ eyes!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      May 20, 2019 at 5:09 pm

      Excellent! I’ll look forward to hearing out you use them.

  • Reply
    Cynthia McQueen
    May 17, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    What a great tip on how to stamp with a die! Nice layout and I love your inspiration card as well.

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      May 18, 2019 at 8:13 am

      Thanks, Cynthia! You’ll look at your dies in a whole new way!!

  • Reply
    Liz Yuille
    May 17, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Love this. The background is just amazing!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      May 17, 2019 at 9:42 am

      Thanks, Liz! This one is definitely all about the background…at least until I add the photo.

  • Reply
    Lisa Henderson
    May 17, 2019 at 6:37 am

    Love the watercolour background!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      May 17, 2019 at 6:53 am

      Thanks, Lisa! Hope you’ll give it a try.

  • Reply
    Diana L. Ball
    May 16, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Love the washes of color and the mix with the gears.

  • Reply
    Jessica Brigden
    May 16, 2019 at 8:17 am

    love your mix of soft watercolors with the metallic elements!

  • Reply
    Leonie Schroder
    May 16, 2019 at 3:53 am

    great layout Sara … love the mix of water colour and gears 🙂

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      May 16, 2019 at 7:24 am

      Thanks Libby and Leonie! It was fun to use the card as inspiration for a bigger piece.

  • Reply
    May 16, 2019 at 3:02 am

    Great page Sara and I love your splashes of colour with the gears stamped. Thanks for sharing

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