Friday, July 13, 2012

Itty Bitty


Ever wonder what to do with those itty bitty stamps included in sets? Try reaching outside the box and use them by themselves to create cool and funky backgrounds through multiple stamping!


Over on the Artful Delight Blog I have a quick tutorial to show you two ways on how to do this, both creating a huge impact! Both cards feature the stamps from Lawn Fawn's Sunny Skies, the really fun and versatile set included in this month's Artful Delight card kit! I'm playing along with CASology's first ever challenge too, to incorporate a sun into your CAS project.


 Here's my second card, please stop on over at the Artful Delight Blog for an explanation of what I did!


There's still a lot of time to play along with the two sketches posted on Artful Delight for your chance to win next month's kit! Details are here, I hope you find some time to make a project (or two!)!

45 comments:

  1. Fun cards Karen. Thanks for the inspiration...I have to CASE your card today :)

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  2. So cute...love the touch of coloring on the first one too!

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  3. Great job with the bitty stamps!!! Making backgrounds is perfect!!! I might have to try this today :)

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  4. NICE work...love how you made your own patterned paper! happy friday!!!

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  5. those make adorable backgrounds!

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  6. A great tip for using those little stamps - and fabulous results! Love both your cards! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

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  7. These rock, Karen! I hope you are having a great summer with your boys! :)

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  8. Great tips!!!! And love that you're stamping on colored card stock, the color suits you well.

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  9. great idea to create background with itty stamps!! thanks!!!

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  10. Love how you made your own patterned paper!!! Brilliant!!! love both... enjoy your weekend... hugs...xoxo

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  11. cute cards Karen..I love how you stamped the backgrounds...they look fabulous..Lawn Fawn stamps are so fun...

    Have a great weekend.

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  12. super sweet cards... thanks for playing along with CASology!

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  13. These are so cute! Great background stamping....my favorite how you used the little bows on the first card!

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  14. These are WONDERFUL Karen! Love the little bow tie or maybe it's a kite tail ;) background on the first!!

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  15. Love them both, Karen! That first one is definitely "funky!" Great idea! :)

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  16. Karen both of your cards are fantastic. I am impressed with your use of all those little images to make a CAS card. Thank you so much for joining us at CASology this week!

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  17. Karen, I absolutely LOVE both of these cards!

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  18. Wonderful sunshine card! That background looks like designer paper! There's such subtle movement with those birds for a bright, cheerful wedding card. These are both fantastic!

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  19. These are both so fun - I love how you've done the backgrounds!

    Love Beth xx

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  20. Fun backgrounds, Karen! Your work is always so inspiring!

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  21. When I first saw your card I didnt realise you'd stamped the bkgd!!! the bow makes such a fun pattern and the birds are perfect for a wedding card :0) It's amazing what you can do with stamps :0)
    Jenny x

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  22. you are so creative!! i have such a hard time thinking outside the box so am off to see your tips :)

    both cards are awesome!!

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  23. Super cute cards Karen. Especially love the sweet sun!

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  24. Both cards look fabulous and I love how you created the backgrounds.

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  25. these cards are fabulous! I'm heading over to take a look at the tutorial!

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  26. Love your stamped backgrounds, so cool. Thanks so much for the tutorial too :)

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  27. So fun, sunny and sweet! I love the idea of using yellow for a wedding card!
    Hugs!
    x

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  28. Both your cards are very fun, happy and beautiful. I'm headed over to check out your tutorial now. I actually have wondered what to do with those little stamps.

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  29. Such fun background stamping! The yellow wedding card is especially fab!

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  30. so so beautiful Karen ;-)
    Thank you~

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  31. thanks so much for the tutorial! now i'll be looking at those often neglected smaller stamps in complete different way! thanks so much for the inspiration. love your sweet cards, too! hope you have a wonderful weekend! =)

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  32. Ooooo, I am definitely going to do a CASE of this one - and I have all the supplies to do just that ;>)

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  33. Wow!
    Love the backgrounds that you created!
    I have those Lawn Fawn stamp sets also, I'm gonna try this!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  34. I love the background stamping! Both cards are so warm and lighthearted.

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  35. LOVE how you created your own backgrounds with those little stamps! What a great idea! Both of your cards are wonderfully CAS and so cheerful! Thank you so much for joining us at CASology this week! :)

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  36. Love the backgrounds you've created, Karen! :D

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  37. Such fun patterns you've created!! And I spy your new release at TCM! BUSY girl!!

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  38. Karen, these are both so adorable!!!!

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  39. So fun! I love sunny skies from LF and have used it a lot but still didn't recognize the background on your sun card! Totally thought it was background paper :)

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  40. So excited that you played along with us, Karen!! I love both of your cards - such a fantastic way to get more use out of your stamps. Love the salmony-pink cardstock too! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  41. Both cards are cute...hugs..xoxo

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  42. Oh man I love these!! You nailed them both - they’re so fun and creative!! You really blow me away!!

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  43. WOW, these are so creative, Karen! I love the bows and birds backgrounds!

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