This is a very clever stamp set that has been designed to help you align and evenly space any tiny embellishments on your cards. Each little circle dot represents a space for a sequin, or confetti piece, or little enamel dot, or jewel (we have these coming in our next release!). If you’ve ever tried to arrange tiny embellishment to form some sort of a pattern you know that it never works and the object, or shape, or pattern ends up looking wonky.
So you are probably wondering how does this stamp set work? Let me show you. I used a panel of white woodgrain cardstock for my cards today (and also a plain white panel), I love to use this paper for clean and simple projects that feature a lot of white space. Normally, I never stamp on this paper, because of it’s texture, as you’ll never be able to get a good enough impression, but since I didn’t really need a good impression, these stamps need to be used as a guide only I was safe using this paper and stamping on it.
Watch my video tutorial below to learn how I made this card.
It’s best to use a light color of ink for your stamping so that the stamping will remain invisible under your embellishments. I used a very light gray ink. If you stamp onto colored cardstock you can use a watermark ink for a barely visible impression. It’s best not to use black as it might be visible even under the darkest color sequins and it will surely show through white.
Another must have tool for this technique is a pick up tool. I used a Crystal Katana tool– I always use it when I work with tiny embellishments, it really is a must have as it’s not that easy to pick up little piece with your fingers and position them properly on the project. There are other tools similar to this one, so you don’t have to use this exact tool, but just any tool that will help you pick up the pieces and place them exactly where you need them.
After adhering my confetti in place I set my panel aside to dry for a few minutes and worked on a sentiment as well as a floral cluster. I stamped flowers and leaves using images from the Autumn Blooms and Bold Blooms stamp sets and grouped them together into a tiny floral arrangement.
I had tons of fun making these Clean & Simple projects and I love how easy it was to create fun shapes using my sequins with the help of this stamp set. I definitely see myself using it over and over again for all sorts of cards!