Stretching Your Stamps And Dies With Taheerah!

Hey everybody! Happy Thursday! It's Taheerah here with a loved-up card!

I really feel like small dies and stamps get neglected a lot when we create. Actually these stamps and dies can end up being some of the most versatile of the bunch! Today I pulled out the two heart dies from the My Plate Is Full die collection and put them to good use!

Here's what I came up with:


I love how this turned out!


I started with a panel of white cardstock and die cut the hearts from it - many times! It actually didn't take that long because I put them both through at the same time, and I was going for a random 'falling' pattern so I didn't need to worry too much about positioning.


When that was all done I watercoloured my card panel, splattered on some mists and dried it with my heat tool. I then pulled out one of my all-time favourite Neat & Tangled sets - Gifts For You - and stamped my sentiments. I built up the 'A Lot' part by selectively inking some of the letters from the other sentiments - clever huh? :-) I love stretching my supplies like this! I added the full stops by hand with a marker, adhered my panel on top of some patterned paper and onto my card base and I was all done!

Do you enjoy stretching your stamps? Which other Neat & Tangled stamps or dies are you now looking at in a new light? :-)

I hope this card brought some fun to your day! Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments

  1. This is lovely. I'm curious how you decided to water color AFTER die cutting, as opposed to doing it first, then die cutting. It looks fab!

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    1. Thanks Richard! I wanted to watercolour afterwards so I knew where I wanted to concentrate my pops of colour. :-) Also it keeps all those die cut hearts white so much more reusable for other projects if I decide I want different colours etc! :-)

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  2. gorgeous card, I love the idea!

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  3. FANTASTIC! I love the die cutting, the placement/movement is wonderful!

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  4. It's spectacular, Taheerah! I nearly thought the "I love you a lot" was also die cut it is inked so perfectly! It is the little things that mean so much... thanks for reminding us...
    =] Michele

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  5. This is so so so beautiful! Pushes me to look at my small stamps and show them some love:)

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  6. Sooooooooooo pretty!!! Swoon!! The watercoloring is gorgoeus and I LOVE those falling hearts!! ❤️

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  7. Oh what a great idea, think I am gonna try this too!!

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  8. Love the tumbling hearts, Taheerah! So cool!!

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