Knowhow stamp­ing…

Sarah-Jane Rae shows you how to cre­ate unique de­signs us­ing mini mo­tif stamps from your stash

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Contents -

Be in­spired by unique de­signs and cre­ate bold back­grounds with mini mo­tif stamps

Mini stamps are an ef­fec­tive way of build­ing up your col­lec­tion of stamp­ing im­ages. The de­signs I have used for these cards all lend them­selves to a fairy tale theme, but there are count­less stamps to choose from and they are suit­able for many dif­fer­ent oc­ca­sions.

These mini sets are per­fect for us­ing in­di­vid­u­ally on smaller cards, but you can also stamp them mul­ti­ple times, build­ing them up to make larger im­ages and pat­terns. As these are all clear stamps, they are great for this tech­nique be­cause you can see through them to en­sure that the po­si­tion­ing is cor­rect. I’ve cho­sen to use lots of dif­fer­ent colours for the stamps to cre­ate bright and cheer­ful cards, but you could also stick to a mono­chrome colour pal­ette for a com­pletely dif­fer­ent look.

I’ve cre­ated a cou­ple of easy tem­plates to cor­re­spond with the but­ter­fly and floral im­ages from these stamp sets, but why not have a go at mak­ing your own, too? The only limit is your imag­i­na­tion! How­ever you choose to use your mini stamps, you’re sure to have a lot of fun mak­ing cards with them.

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