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Rainbows, Unicorns and Sparkle!

Hi everyone! It's Ashley and I'm so excited to be back on the blog. Today, I'm showcasing a card I made using one of Lawn Fawn's older, mini stamp sets - A Little Sparkle.


I like mini stamp sets because they're usually much cheaper than a regularly-sized stamp set, but sometimes I struggle making a whole card with just the one or two images that come in a mini set. I employed a few tricks to make it work better on this card - I repeated some of the smaller images, broke up the sentiment so it took more space, added big die cuts to fill in the scene, and used a pop of rainbow colour to act as a focal point. I'd definitely recommend trying some of these tricks if you also struggle creating cards with mini stamp sets!


I stamped all of the images using Lawn Fawn's Jet Black ink, and coloured them in with Copic markers. I die-cut two pieces of white sparkle cardstock with Lawn Fawn's Puffy Cloud Border dies, and placed one each on the top and bottom of the panel.


I embossed the sentiment onto some black cardstock with a sparkly white embossing powder. I cut the strip in between the words, so I could place the sentiment on two lines to take up a bit more space.


For the background, I had fun creating a rainbow sky by blending Distress Oxide inks in a variety of rainbow colours. I then splattered it with some water and some pearlescent watercolours, also in rainbow colours to match. I finished the whole thing off by popping the images and sentiment strips onto foam squares, and adding some sequins!

To see a short video clip of all the sparkle and shine on this card, head over to my Instagram account at Ashley Young Paper!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope this has inspired you to go back to your mini stamp sets, and I challenge you to try creating entire cards centred around one mini set. I can't wait to be back with another card next week!

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