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Stamp It Saturday: Tips for Creating a Scene using the Littles & Cut It Out Dies!

For this week’s Stamp It Saturday post I thought I would share a few tips to help you get creating fun scenes with the Little Bits and their coordinating dies.

Here are a couple of cards I created for the Holiday 2017 release, featuring some of the new Little Bits stamps and one of the backdrops. On both cards I used the die cut images to assemble cute scenes.


Stamp & Die Sets Used: Little Bits Winter Tree & Deer Ball, Little Bits Set of Elves, Little Bits Santa’s Gifts, Holiday Sentiment Set


Stamp & Die Sets Used: Winter Backdrop, Little Bits Sledding, Little Bits Snowman Set, Holiday Sentiment Set

Tips:

  • Since the dies cut the images with a narrow white border all around, I tend to find that I prefer them popped up against lighter backgrounds. This is a personal preference, but I find they look less stark. Another option of course is that you could fussy cut right up to the stamped outline (if you do this, I recommend colouring the cut edges with a black pen so everything looks neat).
  • Try it out first! I like to play around with the arrangement for a little while, and see how things look in different positions. This is a lot easier to do with die cut pieces than masking and stamping, so that’s a real plus. A little tweaking to the positioning can make a world of difference to the final result. Once I find a layout I’m happy with, I take a quick photo with my smart phone that I can refer to when doing the final assembly.
  • Create dimension! I like to create dimension by having some elements adhered flat to the background, and others that would be further forward in the scene popped up on foam pads, or double layers of foam pads.
  • Keep it simple! Don’t go too crazy with the elements – use enough to tell a little story, but not so many that you overwhelm the eye.

This approach is a lot simpler to replicate than masking and stamping, as you could easily stamp a number of each element, colour them in batches, die cut and then assemble in the same way.

 

Useful Links:

 

Using Cut it Out Dies – tips for using the coordinating cut it out die sets to get great results.

 

Over To You!

If you try out the techniques shown in any of the posts with your Stamping Bella stamps, be sure to share! We would love to see the results and hear how you feel about them. Show off your creations in the comments below and even better, share your own favourite tips with us. Let’s talk stamping!

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Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!

MWAH

Elaineabella

3 Comments

  1. Gail Plaskiewicz says:

    I am so wishing that die cutter that someone was supposed to give me was at my house right now that I look at these 2 cards. These cards are so great! Thanks for letting us see what we can do with these little cuties!

  2. Marjorie Dumontier says:

    Thanks so much for these very valuable tips.

  3. Nancee Purdum says:

    Thanks for sharing!

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