Liz here to share how I made a #beautifulmess in my planner using Ink Road Stamps! Stamps are probably the single BEST thing that you can buy to keep in your planner decorating arsenal. Seriously. They’re not only reusable, but you can use the same stamp in a variety of ways.
To make the “full box sticker” effect seen above, you only need to follow a few steps:
- Using washi tape (because it’s easily removable like painters tape), cover the area directly surrounding the box.
- Once you’ve got the whole area protected, start randomly stamping until you’re happy with how the pattern looks. For this, I used the squiggly circle from the Full Circle stamp set and three shades of a pinky purple to slowly build my pattern.
- Remove the washi tape…carefully.
- Repeat on other areas as wanted. I chose a different circle from the Full Circle set and three shades of teal to make a different pattern on the middle box of Tuesday (seen below).
Since this planner serves as my creative projects and social media planner, I don’t always use the weekend portion. So instead of leaving it blank, I again taped off the surround area of both columns. This time I used the two brushes and pen from the #beautifulmess stamp set with a soft pink, mint, and light grey to create a fun random artistic pattern!
Once everything that I stamped as patterns was dry, I picked a few artsy quotes like “Bless this beautiful messy soul”, “Art is life”, and “creative freedom” to stamp on top of my fun patterns. 🙂
The far left side of my weekly layout is always the perfect place to put important things that I need to remember for that week. Because this is my creative planner, I stamped my top priority as “listen to your art” and the goal for this week as “go make a mess”. Both of those are super important, but it’s also kinda cheeky and just fun! I also used the push pin stamp from the #beautifulmess stamp set as my bullet points under the ‘Notes’ section.
Finally, I used the pen stamp on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to note when I need to write blog posts. I also added one of each of the brushes just to round out the artsy fun that is this week. Thanks for joining me, and I really hope this inspires you to use stamps more often in your weekly planning!