Making the most of small stamps

We all have stamps sets that have a few smaller stamps on them. Not big enough to be the focal point of the card, and not quite small enough to be an accessory to the main focal point.  So what do you do with them? I am going to show you a few cards that might answer that question. Since we are featuring our Rad Party Stamp set this week I will use those stamps. The set has 6 smaller stamps in it and those are what we will focus on today.


First, if you have a small stamp on a set that you really like it's okay to make it the star! When you choose a small stamp to be the center of attention you just need to build up the stage around it. Try creating a cut-out circle or square to feature the stamp and try matting it with several different colors of paper. That way your card base will set the stage for your tiny little performing stamp!

 
Here I also used 2 triangles in white cardstock to point in the direction of the roller skates to make it them the star. 

By far my absolute favorite way to use small stamps is to create handmade pattern paper. You do this by taking all of the small stamps in a set and stamp the images repeatedly spacing them out until the entire page is filled. You can color this with alcohol-based markers, colored pencils, or watercolors and you can fill in the images with as little or as much color as you want.
Heres a sample of that using the cassette tape, boombox, roller skate and sunglasses from the Rad Party Stamp Set.

 

I spaced the images out when I stamped them using Memento black ink and I colored them using neon colored pencils I picked up at The Dollar Store. After I colored each one I traced the outside of each image using fluorescent yellow to really make them POP!

I hope this inspires you to try using some of your small stamps as the star of your card, or to create your own pattern paper. Don't forget to check out our companion products that go great with this stamp:

Awesome Star Stencil

Rad Party SVG Cutting FIle

 

Have a Sassy & Crafty Day!

  

 

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