Friday, May 8, 2020

Can't Think of How to Use Those Small Stamps? Use Them to Make a Large Background!

Hi Friends! I'm happy to share a new collaborative set from The Stamping Village, and a new mini set from Altenew! Both cards I'm sharing have a large background design, yet are made from small scale stamps.  

Thinking of You

The companies from The Stamping Village have come together once again to design a collaborative Thinking of You stamp set dedicated to all the men and women working on the front lines. So fun to see what each company contributed, and how they are all true to their own style. In addition, Altenew will be donating $5.00 for every Thinking of You Stamp Set sold to the Save the Children Foundation in an effort to support the cause!

This card actually uses stamps from FOUR different companies: "Sending Hugs' from Studio Katia, "the Best" from Gina K Designs, the tiny heart from Avery Elle, and "We Appreciate You" from Altenew.

Rotating the "hugs" stamp 90 degrees, and stamping it multiple times across your card base, makes for a fun background.

Also I was happy to make a longer sentiment by combining stamps to read "Sending the best hugs, we appreciate you." When trying to combine sentiments like this from other sets, keep in mind that you don't have to use all the words. In this case I didn't emboss "you are" from "you are the best" so it would fit with my other sentiments.

This card uses the mini Breathe set, which consists of a semi-circle filigree design and sentiment. The beauty of this set is that the semi-circle is perfectly designed to form a seamless circle design when you flip the stamp around!

You can hardly tell where the two sections are joined! For this card design, it was fun to overlap the circles and pick random colors from a similar palette. The overlapped sections make some interesting pattern combinations themselves! Loving the font and the size of the sentiment.

It's neat to see how these smaller stamps can still be used to fill a card base. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies used (affiliate links used, thanks so much for your support!)

Thinking of You

Hello and Hugs Die

Satin Gold Sequins


  1. Kelly, these are superbilicious backgrounds! What a great inspiring post to encourage us to use ALL our stamps!! Take care, my friend, and keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

  2. These are both just terrific Kelly!!

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