Making the Most of Mini Stamps - Part Two

Making the Most of Mini Stamps - Part Two

 

If you saw my post on Wednesday you'll see I started a little mini-series on making the most of mini stamps.

 

For todays project I've used just one stamp and die set - the You're a Classic Mini Delight from Altenew.   This is a really classic little set - perfect for masculine cards or for the girly petrol heads in your life.

 

My technique for making a big statement with a mini stamp this time is to use the same stamp in a neutral colour to make a matching background for your mini focal element.   Doing this really emphasises your smaller element and makes the coloured image really pop.

I started by masking off the back of my card with some post-it notes and then stamped the main body of the car using Evening Grey ink from the Warm Grey ink cube set also by Altenew.  As I knew I wanted to go with classic red for the focal image, I opted for a warm grey but you could use any colour you like - even a very light version of the focal colour (3rd generation inking is often a good technique for backgrounds) works well too.  I added the tires, lights and seats using Morning Frost - the palest ink in the same set.   You may notice I did a bit of a boo-boo on the lights - there are two sizes of lights - bigger for the lights closest to you and smaller for the ones further away.   I didn't notice the smaller lights until after inking my background but I just left the mistake in as it's not too noticeable!

 

For the focal image i stamped the car again in Heart Beat from the Tea Party Ink Cube set.  I used a fineliner to draw over the steering wheel and the bumper which didn't work in red for me but it's easy to draw over the lines.  I coloured the bumper in with a silver pen to get a chrome look.  I added the seats using the grey, tires in black and the lights in Warm Sunshine from the Summer Afternoon ink cube set.

 

I die cut it using circle infinity dies and used the next size up to give it a matching red mat to oomph up the colour contrast from the background.  The sentiment is from the stamp and die combined - I added silver miri to tie into the chrome bumber and cut it again from black to give it a 3D look when offset.

 

Hope that's added another technique to your arsenal for making a big statement with a little stamp.

 

NEWS FROM THE STORE

 

Our Waffle Flower delivery is in transit now so will be in store this week.

Mama Elephant's release should hopefully be here this week too.  

 

Happy Crafting.  

 

Tara