A Fun and Creative Way of Using Small Stamps

by Virginia Lu

Hello Altenew friends! This is Virginia here. I am happy to share a fun way of using a small set of stamps. I admit small stamps can be finicky and tedious to use. However, small size stamps are special and they do have their merits. I am using Watercolor Doodles as my example.
Altenew-WatercolorDoodles-WallpaperArt-Virginia#1I started out with stamping Watercolor Doodles on Classic Crest Solar White CardStock by following the guide in the package insert. The colors I used are Volcano Lake, Sea Breeze, Vanilla Cream, Baby Pink and Lime. Basically, I am stamping my own patterned paper and only needed to stamp a small section.
Altenew-WatercolorDoodles-WallpaperArt-Virginia#2Once the DIY paper is completely stamped, I took out the leaf stamp from Wallpaper Art Stamp & Die Bundle. By examining the outline leaf stamps, I strategically stamped them over the colorful stamped Watercolor Doodles floral images.
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The leaf images were stamped with the Lagoon Crisp Dye Ink. This may not look like much initially. However, once you die cut the leaf image, the colors really pop! I also stamped the flower image from Wallpaper Art Stamp Set twice with MISTI in Baby Pink Crisp Dye Ink.
Altenew-WatercolorDoodles-WallpaperArt-Virginia#2 (2)Next, I stamped the outline images from the Watercolor Doodles for the background.  The sentiment is from Botanical Silhouettes Stamp Set. With the enamel dots and Gold Glitter Tape, this card is complete!  I hope that my card inspires you to stretch your small stamps in a fun and creative way! Have a beautiful day!

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Watercolor Doodles Stamp Set
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Classic Crest Solar White (25…
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Volcano Lake Crisp Dye Ink
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Sea Breeze Crisp Dye Ink
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Vanilla Cream Crisp Dye Ink
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Baby Pink Crisp Dye Ink
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Lime Crisp Dye Ink
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Wallpaper Art Stamp Set
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Lagoon Crisp Dye Ink
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI – Mini
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Botanical Silhouettes Stamp Set
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December 2018 Release Enamel Dots Bundle
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Gold & Silver Glitter Tape
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17 comments

Denise Bryant April 13, 2019 - 10:27

Beautiful card! I love the way the small stamps accentuate the larger floral image!

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Shelly April 13, 2019 - 10:35

This is so beautiful! Great use of smaller stamps!

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Henriëtte April 13, 2019 - 10:53

Gorgeous card Virginia and a great idea to use the small stamps like you did. Thank you so much for the inspiration and have a great weekend.

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Linda BL April 13, 2019 - 10:58

The leaves you made with you DIY patterened paper are so pretty with the gorgeous wall paper flower. Such a gorgeous card! I will have to try my small stamps that way.

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Donna Wyant April 13, 2019 - 11:04

It is different and not something I have seen before but I love it. It is beautiful and quirky and fun. What a great way to use small stamps.

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Tricia Podmore April 13, 2019 - 11:07

Gorgeous card, love the use of smaller stamps to make backgrounds. Cool technique . thanks for sharing.

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Cindy C. April 13, 2019 - 11:31

So nice to see this pretty card, it makes my Saturday morning extra bright!

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Linda Sheller Huffman April 13, 2019 - 12:20

Another creative way to use our Altenew stamps.

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Sharon Brand April 13, 2019 - 15:41

Great card and very clever use of the stamps!
Sharon

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Liz O. April 13, 2019 - 15:46

Very clever way of stretching small stamps! I’d called this technique Stamptangle!!!Thanks for the inspiration!

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Vikki H April 13, 2019 - 17:34

WTG using those forgotten pieces in our stamp sets and in beautiful inks, too! Lovely card, Virginia.

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Patt H. April 13, 2019 - 18:11

Very pretty, Virginia! Thanks for the tips!

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Harriet Herrington April 13, 2019 - 19:56

Wonderful colors, an exxcellent composition!

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memalagene April 14, 2019 - 17:09

I love how yo them out!u created your own DP and then stamped the big leaves on it & die cut

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Surekha Galagoda April 15, 2019 - 03:31

Dear Virginia
The whole card is wow. but i love the leafy part personally.tc I will bk mark your blog and sure visit it.

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Sue D April 17, 2019 - 08:52

Great ideas for using small stamps.

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Annette Gordon April 17, 2019 - 09:57

I love this card! Its sooo pretty. I also think its amazing we have such talent from Canada! Thanks for the tips.

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