Monday, 8 July 2013

Good things come in little packages


The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "A little stamping".  As a stamper I always prefer my stamps to be HUGE, the bigger the better so this was an interesting challenge for me.  (In truth, the challenge also allows for big stamps too but I decided to go with the small thing).  Tim Holtz makes a set called Tiny Textures so I figured that would be perfect for my background.

I decided to create my background based around 1.25" square tiles and started by using the TinyTexture stamps to create the various patterns you can see on my card.  I particularly like the green, black and red argyle type design which was created by stamping multiple impressions of the diamond stamp in various colours.

The bottle is Wendy Vecchi's All Bottled Up stamp, masked and coloured to link with the divisions in the tiled background.  The "courage" text is actually taken from the word "encourage" on Tim Holtz's Going Somewhere stamp set - I placed sellotape on the stamp so that only the "courage" part of the word would make an impression.

I'm still loving my GelliArts printing plate and had a play with the packing tape technique and included some of that in my tiled background too.  The guy was inked and then I used a baby wipe to remove some of the ink from his hat and coat so that some colour would show through better.  After stamping him I cut him into tiles to fit in with the background and then used contrasting colours on each section.

Supplies I used included:

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9 comments :

Christi Conley said...

Very creative! Such an interesting background :)

Sandra said...

What a fun card! Love the little texture stamps! So very colorful! Hugs, Sandra

Suzanne C said...

Cool grid effect and love how the man is spliced into pieces! Handsome card.

Candy C said...

Hey Dan! What a very cool "take" on this challenge! I love your idea about creating a patchwork background using snippets of stamps! It looks awesome. Wendy's gentlemen looks really cool on top of them all! <3 Candy

Anita Houston said...

So cool Dan!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I love the way you collage, Dan! The mixture of images & texture is perfect!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a beautiful creation, Dan. Love the great color scheme. :)

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card Dan, love all the detail in the stamping, really awesome. Thank you for the free cut file too, gorgeous tree too. ~Diane

butterfly said...

Oh, how cool... love the patchwork of patterns, and fab rich colours.
Alison x

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