Friday, October 31, 2014

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: It's the Little Things

It's already time for our Close To My Heart stamp of the month blog hop, featuring November's It's the Little Things stamp set.  (If you're new to this blog hop, just click each link to the next person to go all the way through to get 60 or more ideas with this stamp set.  If you're already hopping, then you've arrived from Dana's blog.  You'll hop on over to Paige next.)
The floral stamps in this set are perfect for random stamping!  While random stamping is basically stamping images all over your card stock (or whatever base you're using), there are a few things you can do to achieve this look.  First, start stamping with the largest image.  (You can always fill in any empty spaces with little stamps, but you'll never squeeze in a big on otherwise.)  Think about stamping in triangles, building off of each triangle "point."  (Can you see what I mean with the large yellow Canary flowers, above?)  Then start filling in the white space with the medium-sized stamps and finally the smaller stamps.  Another rule of thumb to help you random stamp is the "pint-quart-gallon" rule: this works for the size of the stamps and the color saturation.  You want a little (pint) of one color, a medium amount of another color, and a large amount of the third color.

My first card (above) uses the Brushed paper pack and Canary, Pixie, Hollyhock, and Cranberry inks.  I added in Gold polka dot washi tape mounted on White Daisy card stock, gold glitter gems, and red shimmer trim.  I modified a sketch from the Make It From Your Heart  how-to guide.

My second card uses the bright color palette of the Confetti Wishes paper pack.  I random stamped my flowers in Crystal Blue, Lagoon, Pacifica Thistle, and Canary with Pear for the leaves.  I kept the sentiment off to the side to showcase these pretty stamps.  Finally, I embellished my card with purple shimmer trim and (retired) purple sparkles.

Thanks for checking out these two cards using the same basic technique but very different colors for two totally different cards.  I'll be back with a layout and more ideas later this month.  Be sure to come back often!  Now go check out what Paige has made, because it truly is the little things that matter.
Click HERE for the complete list of hoppers- in case you get lost along the way!

12 comments:

Michelle Stewart said...

Where both cards are simply fabulous, I love the second one(I think because I love blue). Greatn work.

Priscilla Gotham said...

Lovely cards. Truly nice work. :)

Traveling Bells said...

Oh I like both cards! Very much...

Adeline E. Brill said...

Great card ideas. I guess we were both thinking of the same ideas!

Kathy Burrows said...

Love the color combination on the second card. Cute idea.

Paige Dolecki said...

I absolutely LOVE the gold polka dot washi mixed with the bright colors of your random stamping! What a fun combination!

Michelle Jones said...

I love your color combinations and the border you made with the B&T paper. Great cards!

Gina Brandstetter said...

Both cards are very pretty! Love the colors you used.

Wendy Kessler said...

Very pretty cards!!

centralNYscrapper said...

Pretty cards.

Lauren Moore said...

Two beautiful cards, I love the bold yellow flowers.

Sheila Bennett said...

Good technique for this stamp set.

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