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Ideas for Tiny Stamps

Sometimes we buy stamp sets that really don’t have a focal image, but rather lots of little stamps.  Today I’ll be giving you 3 ideas on how to use those tiny stamps so they all are the focal point!

For 2 of my cards today I’ll be using the Woodland Thanks Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh.  Lots of companies make stamp sets with many little stamps and Pretty Pink Posh always has such cute ones.  I did not buy the dies.  If you do not like fussy cutting, then endeavor to buy the dies along with the stamps.


I stamped and die cut almost all of the images in this set onto white XPress-it card stock.  I stamped them with a Copic friendly ink – in this case Permanent Black Ink from Altenew.  I colored my images in a fall themed palette, then I fussy cut them.  For my background papers I used an 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper collection from Papertrey Ink called Bitty Big:  Soft Stone.  This has the same color way on all the papers with stripes, plaids and dots.  I die cut a fancy frame panel using a die from my stash out of one of the plaids.  Then I cut a panel that is 4″ x 5 1/4″ out of the smaller dotted paper.  On the plaid paper I used a circle die to trace a circle in the center of the die cut plaid piece to use as a guide so my wreath didn’t get wonky along the way!  I adhered my leaf bits then went in with the other elements.  I was mindful of the colors so that would flow nicely.  I popped up several of the acorns and most of the flowers with foam squares. I used an adhesive transfer from Pink & Main  from the Autumn Leaves Adhesive Transfer Stickies for my sentiment.  These allow you to foil using no laminator.  I used a small piece of deep copper gold foil over it.  I finished off with Tangerine Pearls from Pretty Pink Posh.  I mounted all of this onto a neutral tone top folding A2 size card base.  I love how the fall colors play off the Soft Stone of the paper.

This next example shows how the elements can play off the sentiment.  This time I used Lunch Bag card stock from Brutus Monroe.  I die cut a panel using a stitched rounded edge die.  I heat embossed the sentiment using Versafine Claire Fallen Leaves with clear embossing powder.  Then I stamped my images onto a separate piece of the same Lunch Bag card stock with the same Fallen Leaves Ink.  I colored my images with Polychromos Colored Pencils by Faber Castell.  I adhered the leaves first, then placed the other elements on top, using foam tape on just a few.  I masked that section off and splattered with copper watercolor and a fan brush.  I added the same Tangerine Pearls from Pretty Pink Posh and added some thin orange twine.  I popped up this panel on foam tape and adhered it to a n A2 size card base that was made from the Lunch Bag as well.

My last example is using dies as a template.

This sweet card uses the You Bake Me Happy Stamp Set from Brutus Monroe.  This is a 2″ x 3″ stamp set and is still available in limited quantities ON SALE!  Using a heart die from my stash I traced on my heart image onto white card stock.  I heat embossed my images using black ink and clear embossing powder.  Brutus Monroe Embossing Powders do not harm alcohol markers.  So, I colored my images just using a coral pink and turquoise blue.  My sentiment I stamped the same way on a white circle die cut, then backed that with a turquoise die cut circle and I added a pink jelly heart.  I trimmed the panel to 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  I Copic colored the sides to match the elements.  I added some very tiny 2-tone pearls in Pink/Blue that matched quite well just to fill in a few spaces.  I used thin black peel-offs from Love From Lizi just to give the center panel a bit of definition.  And that finished my card!

I hope I’ve given you a few ideas on how to use tiny stamps!  Happy crafting!