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Good morning! Emily Midgett here with you today to share a project that uses the bits and pieces in the Blah Humbunny stamp set. I love finding unexpected ways to use my stamp sets, don’t you?

To start, I stamped the myriad of “extras” from Blah Humbunny on white card stock using Memento Black Tuxedo ink in a random pattern, then used my Copic markers to color the images in. (I’ve been in a Copic mood lately. Weird, right?) I found that the trick with stamping random patterns is to start with the largest image first (the gift), then the second largest (the hat), etc. Flip them around as you move around the page, which will add an element of randomness and whimsy. Use your tiniest image (in this case, the snowflake) to fill in any gaps.

After coloring in all of the images, I added some Wink of Stella and some Nuvo Crystal Glaze to different elements of the background (like the ribbon on the gift, the candy canes, etc) to add some texture to them. Next, I die cut the different pieces for the greeting using the Merry Christmas dies¬†using black card stock, then heat embossed the coordinating sentiments in white embossing powder. For the “Christmas” die cut, I cut the background from black glitter card stock, then the thin script die from regular white card stock and layered them together.

After I had finished cutting and stamping the greeting, I used my T-square and black marker to create a frame around the edge of the stamped patterned paper. Adding a simple black frame is one of my favorite ways to add a little interest to a project with a simple layout. To finish the card, I simply used dimensional adhesive to pop up the greeting!

I hope you enjoyed my tips on how to make the most of ALL of the pieces of your stamp sets! Have a fabulous weekend, friends!

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6 responses to “Using up the bits and pieces…”

  1. Deborah Kaye says:

    Such a fun card!

  2. renee milner says:

    This is so cute and a great idea to use the little stamps–your coloring is great! Those little jingle bells are adorable.

  3. Marjorie Dumontier says:

    That’s a great festive card !

  4. GabriellaB says:

    This idea is wonderful, thank you for showing how to use your little extra stamps. I am so going to copy this one. Also your coloring on the Santa hats is awesome.

  5. Maureen Reiss says:

    Fantastic card!!!