Larger Than Life Stamp Set

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I made these cards a few months ago as a gift for my daughter.

One of the things I love about doing what I do is being able to make things for the people I love. It may only be an individual chocolate in a cute little bag, but it can mean a lot. Especially when she wakes to find it next to her bed…….maybe not so heart-warming when I’m standing over her saying “if you’re not up in five minutes I’m giving this to your brother.” But I do make lots of little gifts just for the sake of giving, and if they are useful (meaning non-edible) then even better.

 

I made them for her to give to her friends. Not for any particular reason, but just because it’s a nice friend thing to do. I used the Larger Than Life Alphabet & Numbers Photopolymer Stamp Set for the hi.

I have used this stamp set on so many projects, big and small, that I think I’m wearing it out. It works great on fabric too. And because it’s photopolymer it’s super easy to position.

The ‘my friend’ sentiment is from the Six-Sided Sampler Wood Stamp Set. Don’t you think that sentiment is really sweet. I also love how even though it’s miniscule compared to the Larger Than Life hi, it doesn’t fade into the background. I think this is a really underrated stamp set that can be used in many ways.

I stamped the hi by using a very fine mist on the inked up stamp. That created a sort of bubbly faded look that is really effective with the sponged edges. It also added to the contrast between the two sentiments.

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The box itself measures 9cm x 9cm (3 ½” x 3 ½”). I’m not sure how to explain the double folded sides in writing, so I will definitely have to do a video tutorial for this.

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I used Lost Lagoon Cardstock for the lid and Very Vanilla Cardstock for the base and the cards. The cards are 7.5 cm x 7.5cm square (3” x 3”) with a 7cm x 4.5cm (2 6/8 ” x 1 6/8”) mat.

On each card I have sponge around the edges of the mat piece in the same colour as the hi.

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I used Lost Lagoon, Cherry Cobbler, Pacific Point, Cucumber Crush, Perfect Plum and Marina Mist. There were so many other gorgeous colours to choose from that you could make a few boxes of these cards and not have two boxes the same.

IMG_3144I hope you have enjoyed this little project and thanks for stopping by.

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Bye for now

Tracey

 

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