In an attempt to get back into the crafting groove I have been setting myself some challenges. The latest one is to make use of those little image stamps that you often find in a set. In particular, I am looking at the great little 'short and sweet' stamp set. This is a popular, value for money stamp set, but I find I am most often using the greetings, and not often the little images that go along.
So, over the next little bit I am hoping to share a few ideas using these little stamps. The first, and easiest idea is of course to use those little stamps on little projects - gift tags and smaller cards. The cute little 'Love Notes' (card and matching envelope) are the perfect size. The second idea, and one I also used for these cards, is repetition. Use that little image more than once, to make it look like a bigger image. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to help with even spacing. Take that little flower and stamp it out nine times, and this is what you get:
This time I also set myself the challenge of using only the bold bright colours. I do have a couple that I use often, but must confess, overall I am not so much of a bold brights girl (and in fact, I discovered that a couple of my BB ink spots hadn't even been opened before these cards!) I am pleased to say that I have used every single bold bright colour in these cards - and I actually really like them! The fact that the image is a small outline one, means that you get a nice splash of colour, but lots of white also helps to tone it down. That's what I think anyway - what do you think?
Best of all, this idea works just as well on a more conventional sized card (and look - the last of those bold bright colours!)
My name is Tracee Jones. I am a wife and mother of three, and have been an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in New Zealand since May 2007, just after they started there. I love it! During 2010 my family and I will again be located in Denver, CO but home for us is Waihi Beach, NZ. You can email me on Tracee.firstname.lastname@example.org
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