Welcome! I have lots to share today. First up is a video showing how to do repeat stamping with a small image to form a new shape and new look. Also, this post is part of a fun blog hop with prizes…
[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]
Take a look at your stamp sets. I bet many of them have tiny images… maybe hearts, stars, flowers or dots. Well today’s technique puts these little guys to work! With the help of a good pencil, t-ruler, circle and patience, you can easily create a new look for these tiny stamps. Following simple pencil guidelines that I created, I repeatedly stamped a small (but incredibly perfect) heart image from Simon Says Stamp to form a circle. I used eight ink colors of Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp Inks (colors are linked below) to create a rainbow effect. (I used my Scrubber Pad and Ultra Clean from Hero Arts to clean the stamp before inking in a new color.)
Because I am slightly nuts, I adhered a tiny glitter heart from Martha Stewart to the center of each stamped heart using some Matte Multi Medium. This actually wasn’t that difficult, thanks to the help of my Quickstix tool and a Microbrush. Oh – and that fabulous sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Sending Happy Thoughts stamp set.
I also decorated my envelope to match my card. The Simon Say Stamp Tiny Spaced Hearts stencil was the perfect simple touch. I think this card will brighten someone’s mailbox.
This card is part of the Simon Says Stamp Better Together Blog Hop… celebrating their newest release of fun, encouraging, and loving cardmaking goodies. You can see them all HERE. This hop is a great reminder to connect with those who encourage you… including cardmakers!
Each stop on the hop will receive a Simon Says Stamp Prize pack randomly selected by SSS on 1/23/15. SSS will email you the winners.
Below are the products featured above. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.