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Itsy Bitsy Background



Hello! I have a "sweet" card to share with you today. This month, the Artists in Residence for Imaging were challenged with the theme "Itsy Bitsy." This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you.

I decided to focus on using the teeny stamps found in many stamp sets. In my case, I used Lawn Fawn's Baked with Love and Love 'N Breakfast. I added a bunch of the little stamps to an acrylic block in an arrangement that I liked and I inked them up with VersaFine in Onyx Black. I stamped an entire background piece of Bristol paper with these stamps, slightly turning the block as I went along. I wound up with only a few "holes" so I went in with a single stamp and filled in those empty areas. Then I heat embossed the background.

I stamped 4 cupcakes on to Mixed Media Paper and colored them with Memento Markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I decided to make the cupcakes stand out more, so I used 2 circle punches and layered them underneath the cupcakes. The smaller circles were spritzed with Bamboo Leaves Fireworks! Spray, and I popped them up with a foam square.

To add some color and sparkle to my background, I sprayed a few Fireworks! Sprays on to a piece of acetate (like what your clear stamps are packaged on), I laid my background on top, and then flipped it over and smooshed the colors around. You can see in the photo above the fabulous shimmer and how beautifully the colors blended together. Then I simply stamped my sentiment on to a white piece of bristol scrap and added some foam behind it to raise it up. I made my card base out of a deeper shade of green than the punched circles and then I was done.

So please don't forget to use those cute teeny stamps that come in your sets! You can make some quick and fun backgrounds with them. Thank you for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Supplies:
Imagine:
VersaFine Ink: Onyx Black
Fireworks! Spray: Bamboo Leaves, Rose Bud, Bahama Blue, Dandelion
Memento Markers: Lilac Posies, Sweet Plum, Summer Sky, Bahama Blue, Rose Bud, Angel Pink, Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves
Embossing Powder: Black

Other:
Lawn Fawn: Baked with Love Stamps, Baked with Love DiesLove 'N Breakfast
My Colors Cardstock: Mint Julep, Lime Pop
Scrapbook Adhesives: Foam Squares
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Strathmore: Smooth Bristol Paper

Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate
Time to Complete: 30 Minutes

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