For the past few weeks I have slowly been playing with the Little One stamp set. I somehow managed to order all my new stamp sets in wood, which I never do, so it’s been really good to play with them and compare to the clear and photopolymer sets. I have enjoyed not having to mount them onto blocks, but I have realised how much I need a StampaMaJig to line everything up.
I started by simply stamping the tipi image onto some plain Whisper White card. The image is so beautiful I felt it really didn’t need much adding to it, other than a hint of colour. I chose Crushed Curry yellow, as I don’t really like gender specific colours. I love how the yellow and black worked together, and after much procraftinating (this consisted of days of turmoil staring at it pinned on my wall) I decided to leave it as it was and simply mount onto a card, stamping the phrase Welcome Little One on the inside.
My next two cards were inspired by Tanya Rose over at Tinkering with Ink. After trawling for some much needed Pinspiration, I stumbled across her video of these cards, and immediately ordered everything (this doesn’t happen to me often). I love how ‘non baby’ these cards are, and also the gender neutral aspect. The rustic background of the Wood Textures Paper Stack is right up my Scandi Vibes street. I borrowed the Pattern Party decorative mask off my lovely friend, Kate, and had much fun pasting the embossing paste on with the palette knives I ordered. At first I wasn’t sure how much to spread on, then my rationing brain switched on, and I started pasting much more thinly. I thought it would be quite a messy project, but it really wasn’t, and after closing the tub, and washing the knife and mask quickly all I had to do was leave it to dry.
The next day, I came back and quickly stamped the Welcome Little One phrase from the stamp set with VersaMark onto vellum, and embossed using copper powder. I cut a small circle using the Stitched Shapes Framelits, and embossed little stars using clear powder in the background (which you probably can’t see). Once that was done, I simply stuck down some of the new Stars & Hearts Wooden Elements.