Saturday 12 March 2016

Making a Statement Sentiment

I've had lots of fun this morning with teeny-weeny-tiny stamps and used them to make a big bold statement sentiment for this week's Less is More Challenge.

Firstly I cut the word hello from some scrap thin card (I think the dies are an old memory box set but I can't remember) and temporarily adhered it to my base card.   Then I went to town with 5 of the tiny stamps from the Bountiful Blessings set from Mama Elephant (2 leaves, 2 flowers and a heart) with 5 shades of ink, stamping them through the stencilled word.   The trick to this technique is to ensure you overlap the edges in as many places as you can so your eye will then fill in the gaps to create the outline to the word.   To give it a more 3D effect, I used two shades of grey pencil to create a soft shadow on one side of the letters.   I framed the word using the same two pencils to create a shaded line at the top and bottom of the card.

Hope you like it.   Thanks for stopping by.


  1. cute! i almost did the same for my entry, then i remembered i had already entered sth similar to that last year orso...hard to keep track..super cute and great drop shadow

  2. Absolutely fantastic card. I love how you've stamped inside the die negative to make the word (and in such cute colours!) and the shadow effect. Very creative!

  3. A fabulous idea creatively done - XLNT!


  4. Fantastic card! Love the teeny stamps and as well as overlapping them on the edge of the letters, your drop shadows (which are glorious) also fool the eye.
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Less is More.
    Sharon xx

  5. IS this clever or is this clever!
    Brilliant Tara, your stamping is just wonderful and the way you made the image pop off the page is awesome!
    Superb OLC!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is more"

  6. I love your card - the sentiment looks fabulous and your 'shadows' add the perfect finishing touch.
    Kath x

  7. Wonderful idea, love the end result, your card is beautiful.

  8. Clever, clever shading Tara, this looks awesome, love it!
    Thank you so much for joining us at "Less is More" this week
    "Less is More"

  9. Such a clever technique and a gorgeous card. Karen x


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