Thursday, March 1, 2018

Me & You Love Themed Cards

Greetings, crafty friends! Today I'm sharing the Valentine's Day cards that I created for my kiddos and hubby using the fabulous You & Me stamp set. I know it's a bit passed Valentine's Day, but any day is a good day to share a love-themed card, right?

One of the other highlights of these cards, and is something I talk about in today's video, is how to effectively showcase smaller stamped images. It seems like a small image in a stamp set can sometimes create a design challenge. How do you use a small image on a large card space? Today's three cards demonstrates a similar techniques - create visual interest in the background and give your small image a "home" - but here are a few other ideas to consider:

1) Create a smaller card, a 3" x 3" or 4" x 4"
2) Use a neutral ink to repeatably stamp your small image over a piece of cardstock, creating your own designer paper
3) Create "windows" in your card and have your small images peek out from behind the windows.
4) Pop up small images on tiny tags, positioned on a card base
5) Create a spotlight by stamping the image multiple times in a neutral color, but only color one of the images.

These are just a few ideas for you to try! Below is the technique video, which will walk you through the steps I took to create each card. Enjoy and happy crafting!

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