Little Moments – My Attempt at Stamping

For Christmas, I received a nice collection of stamps. I admit that stamping is an area that I’m not that comfortable in but I want to incorporate more stamping in my cards. The only way for me to learn is to experiment and watch YouTube videos! 🙂 Today’s card is different from what I usually make (no Cricut!). It started with a small piece of blue cardstock found in a scrap drawer.  I used a tree branch stamp from Inkadinkado’s “Delicate Branches” set in black ink and then in white ink. As the picture developed of a tree canopy I applied more black branches using only part of the stamp. This stamp set also has two bird images. I stamped birds in black ink and then on one bird, I lightly stamped white on top for the look of light reflecting on its back.

"Little Moments" Card

I used the “little moments” stamp from American Craft’s Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic set. I stamped it in white (must have pressed too hard because it looks smeared) and then again in black. Since I was somewhat pleased with my stamping, I decided to make a card! Yay! 🙂 The card base is 5×7 in Kraft cardstock and then I used “Everyday Moments” paper from Recollections (Michael’s). I used three sheets of paper cut in different sizes, not fussing with symmetry. I just layered mats until I liked it. In a happy coincidence, one of the papers features a definition of the word “moment” and glittery birds. It ties in with my stamped birds and the “little moments” stamp.

Close - Up

So there it is! A humble take on stamping. Hopefully it looks ok for a beginner! I’m still struggling with my new camera. I can’t seem to get the lighting right inside or outside! At least the photos are clickable for more close ups.

Thanks for checking it out!