Sunday, April 15, 2018

Small Images Big Background With DT Laurie

Good morning friends and welcome back!  It's Laurie and I'm back to share a cute and fun card that makes use of all those tiny stamps that you may have!  I'll also show you a simple yet very effective masking technique!

In almost every stamp set, there comes a variety of tiny images that are there to help you create scenes or backgrounds. I call them "filler" images. Just like the way extra sprigs, leaves and baby's breath fill out and complete a bouquet of flowers, these tiny stamps act much the same way.


I started by creating a simple mask using the middle heart from the Nested Hearts Die Set and a piece of 4.25 X 5.5 inch copy paper.  I wanted the mask to be the same size as my card front to make lining things up easier!


I adhered the mask to the white panel using a dot adhesive and removing some of the stick with my fingers. I don't have any removable tape so this worked well!

I went through all my CDD stamps and choose some of the small images with the same theme. In this case, bugs!


The Ladybug Garden and Garden Bugs sets were perfect! I started by stamping the largest of the images I had chosen in the centre of the heart.  I wanted to make sure I had enough room for this image and also for it to be the focal point.


When stamping inside a mask, you want to be sure that some of the images are stamped "outside". This is maintain the shape you are going for.  I ended up needing a couple of more images to fill in more of the heart.  I found the cutest flowers in the Twinkle Toes stamp set and a tiny heart in the Magical Unicorn set. These finished the stamping off perfectly!! Next, I removed the mask.


I coloured all these cuties with my alcohol markers.


To emphasize the heart shape a little more, I decided to add colour around and behind the images with a light grey markers.


I trimmed this panel using the medium rectangle die from the Fancy Frames Dies.  I actually didn't get it centred so to fix this I added some twine along the right side of the panel.


The sentiment is from the Ladybug Garden set and stamped on a banner from the Flag Banner Die Set.  I adhered this panel to a piece of beige/pink cardstock cut from the largest die from Fancy Frames.


To finish off, I added a few Shimmer Sequins, some glitter pen and Glossy Accents!


I hope you enjoyed my project today and maybe found a little inspiration!  I encourage you to take a look at your stamp sets and get some use out of these itty bitty images!

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