Create a Background with the Extras in Your Stamp Set

by Alison Heikkila

Create a Background with the Extras in Your Stamp Set. Super Cute Cupcake Card colored with Memento markers.

Hello! I have a “sweet” card to share with you today. This month, the Artists in Residence for Imagine were challenged with the theme “Itsy Bitsy.” So, I decided to use the teeny stamps found in my Lawn Fawn’s Baked with Love and Love ‘N Breakfast. For those of you who are familiar with Lawn Fawn’s set, you know they are fantastic at adding extra hearts, faces and other expressive features to their sets. Why not use those little pieces?!

To create the background, I added several of the hearts, candlesticks, XOXO and smiley face stamps to an acrylic block in an arrangement and I inked them up with VersaFine Onyx Black. I stamped an entire background piece of Bristol paper with these stamps, slightly turning the block as I went along and heat embossed the entire background. Next, I stamped four cupcakes on to Mixed Media Paper, colored them with Memento Markers and die cut with coordinating dies. I decided to make the cupcakes stand out more, so I used two different sized circle punches and layered them underneath the cupcakes. The smaller circles were spritzed with Bamboo Leaves Fireworks spray, and I mounted them with a foam square.

cupcake stamps Lawn Fawn

To add color and sparkle to my background, I sprayed a Fireworks sprays on to a piece of acetate. I laid my background on top, flipped it over and smooshed the colors around. You can see in the photo above the fabulous shimmer and how beautifully the colors blended together. Then, I stamped my sentiment on to a white piece of bristol scrap paper and mounted with foam tape. To finish, I mounted the entire panel to a card base.

I loved this challenge! So please don’t forget to use those cute teeny stamps that come in your sets! You can make quick and fun backgrounds with them. Have an inspiring day!


  • Lawn Fawn – Baked with Love Stamps, Baked with Love Dies, Love ‘N Breakfast
  • My Colors Cardstock– Mint Julep, Lime Pop
  • Scrapbook Adhesives – Foam Squares
  • Canson – Mixed Media Paper
Strathmore – Smooth Bristol Paper
  • Punch – small circle, medium circle

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