My Favorite Things | Using Tiny Stamps for Big Impact. Video tutorial. To the Sweetest Somebunny I know Handmade Card by Yana Smakula

My Favorite Things | Using Tiny Stamps for Big Impact. Video

Hi everyone! In this video, I’m going to show you how small stamps can make a big impact on your handmade cards (using pretty Spring stamps from My Favorite Things).

My Favorite Things | Using Tiny Stamps for Big Impact. Video tutorial. To the Sweetest Somebunny I know Handmade Card by Yana Smakula

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

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CARD DETAILS

I started to work on this card just like I always do – by stamping the focal image for my card. Today it’s an adorable bunny from the Sweetest Somebunny stamp set. This set comes with a few small images that I typically overlook in a stamp set. And if you are like me, you probably overlook them as well. But small images, and in this case, it’s the little flowers and leafy branches can make a big impact on your card design.

My Favorite Things | Using Tiny Stamps for Big Impact. Video tutorial. To the Sweetest Somebunny I know Handmade Card by Yana Smakula

When I was planning this card I envisioned my bunny having a beautiful floral band on her head and I also imagined my bunny sitting inside a floral wreath. Even though there isn’t a wreath image in this stamp set, the tiny florals allow me to create any kind of wreath I like – oval or a circle wreath, or even a full-blown background.

I picked a few everyday ink colors from my stash – a pretty pink, a bright yellow, a coral color for a smaller flower as well as some little blue and beautiful green. Each of the tiny supportive images from my stamp set was stamped using one color of ink each. There are coordinating dies available and I used mine to cut out the bunny and many of the stamped flowers and leaves. I created a headband for my bunny by adding various florals.

My Favorite Things | Using Tiny Stamps for Big Impact. Video tutorial. To the Sweetest Somebunny I know Handmade Card by Yana Smakula

To create a sentiment I used of the messages from this stamp set – the one that reads “To the Sweetest Somebunny I know” and to make it into a two-line message I cut it apart using my scissors. I often do this to customize my sentiments and I’ve not once regretted it.

After I cut my stamp apart, I stamped in on a panel of pale yellow cardstock in black ink allowing some room above the sentiment to house the bunny and the wreath that I was about to make.

If you have a hard time visualizing a wreath for your card you can use a circular or an oval object to help you figure out the placement. Even something as simple as a roll of double-sided tape. If you need to – use a pencil and trace around the shape to help you build your wreath.

My Favorite Things | Using Tiny Stamps for Big Impact. Video tutorial. To the Sweetest Somebunny I know Handmade Card by Yana Smakula

I also decided to color my bunny, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to color her or if I preferred her completely white, but I decided she needed a bit of color. I used my Copic markers in RV10 – colored the inside of her ears and added some blush to her cheeks, next used E02, YR00, and E00 to color the body of the bunny. Not your typical colors, but I wanted her to be very light brown, almost white, hence the marker choice for my project. I also used a Colorless blender marker and softener many of the colors.

Next, I started adhering everything in place and for this I used glue. I didn’t want to have a lot of dimension of my card, so I decided to not use any foam adhesive aside from foam adhesive to foam mount the bunny onto the card.

My Favorite Things | Using Tiny Stamps for Big Impact. Video tutorial. To the Sweetest Somebunny I know Handmade Card by Yana Smakula

Adhering the wreath elements probably took the longest because I also needed to stamp and die cut some additional pieces. If you want to, you can stamp most of the elements onto the background and just add a handful of die cut piece over the stamped once to avoid having to do so much die cutting. Here most of the elements were die cut and just a few were stamped directly onto the card – the little leaf branches were stamped in green.

To finish the card I used Nuvo Drops in Carnation Pink and added lots of teeny tiny dots next each of the clusters forming the oval wreath. The tiny dots look like little flowers and complete this wreath beautifully.

I hope you’ll give this idea a try! Have fun stamping!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

My Favorite Things Sweetest Somebunny Clear Stamps
My Favorite Things Sweetest Somebunny Clear Stamps
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My Favorite Things Sweetest Somebunny Die-namics
My Favorite Things Sweetest Somebunny Die-namics
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Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Cream Off White Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Cream Off White Cardstock
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Copic Colorless Blender Marker
Copic Colorless Blender Marker
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Copic Sketch Marker YR00 Powder Pink
Copic Sketch Marker YR00 Powder Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV10 Pale Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV10 Pale Pink
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker E00 Skin White
Copic Sketch Marker E00 Skin White
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Copic Sketch Marker E02 Fruit Pink
Copic Sketch Marker E02 Fruit Pink
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Tonic Carnation Pink Nuvo Drops
Tonic Carnation Pink Nuvo Drops
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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6 Comments

    1. I too don’t pay much attention to the small stamps. Thanks for the tip on making use of them! Such an adorable spring card. Love that bunny! Thanks, Yana.

    1. Great way to use those small stamps. Thanks for the great idea and sweet card!

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