Making a Small Stamp Set Really Work

by Lydia Evans

Hello everyone and a very happy Wednesday to you!

Lydia here today sharing two cards made with one of the smallest stamp sets in the April Stamps & Dies Release Wish Big Stamp Set. Even though this is only a 3×4 stamp set, it is still one that packs a punch.

Altenew Wish Big Lydia Evans 1I started with a piece of white cardstock and I stamped the Wish Big Stamp repeatedly all over it. I worked down the piece going in rainbow order, the inks I used are Ruby Red, Orange Cream, Warm Sunshine, Parrot, Lagoon and Deep Iris. I cut this to size and added it to a black cardstock base.

Altenew Wish Big Lydia Evans 2I stamped the Wish Big image again onto another piece of white cardstock, this time using black ink. I fussy cut around it and adhered it into place on the card front using foam tape.

Altenew Wish Big Lydia Evans 3My next card uses the same stamp and ink colors but a different technique.

Altenew Wish Big Lydia Evans 4To start, I stamped the Wish Big Stamp into place on a piece of watercolor cardstock using embossing ink and then heat set using white embossing powder. I then added clean, clear water over and around the heatembossed sentiment. I then dropped in inks to act as watercolors, I used the same colors that I used on the first card.

Altenew Wish Big Lydia Evans 5Once the watercolor was dry I wanted the sentiment to pop a little more so I took a black fine line pen and went around the edges of the letters and in the center of the ‘big'. I just love how this little trick really makes the sentiment pop.

Altenew Wish Big Lydia Evans 7Thanks so much for stopping by!

And I really hope this post inspires you to play with some of those smaller stamp sets too.



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Karthikha Uday April 18, 2018 - 10:21 AM

Beautiful inspirations! I love the second card, simple yet super colorful and lovely :)

Stephanie April 18, 2018 - 10:37 AM

Great job! Really beautiful!

Tara Prince April 18, 2018 - 11:33 AM

Very cool cards!!

JaneenK April 18, 2018 - 11:57 AM

I like how the sentiment looks inlaid by tracing it in black

Maureen Reiss April 18, 2018 - 1:37 PM

Oh Wow!!! Really Beautiful cards!!!

MelissaF April 18, 2018 - 5:44 PM

Really pretty cards, and the black outlining of the sentiment is brilliant.

Henriëtte April 19, 2018 - 9:54 AM

I love these two card, simple but gorgeous! The outline on the second card with your sentiment works great, thanks for this tip!

Jessi Dristas April 19, 2018 - 2:54 PM

What wonderful colors and great techniques! Thank you for sharing!

Bev Page April 23, 2018 - 2:23 AM

Love these cards Lydia. Both are just beautiful and so colourful. I’ve just looked at the still photos, now I’m off to find the Youtube or video. This is a great release – love, love LOVE it.


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