Hi, Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Amanda here, and today I am sharing some Happy Heart Stamp LOVE! We all know that Elle’s Studio offers premium, high end, clear stamps, but this latest stamp is my absolute, hands down, number one new favorite!
And here’s exactly why…
Oh.my.heart! Stamping never looked so impressive! Absolutely sensational! Here’s a better look at that stamped background for you…..
Ahh-MAZING! Happy heart, indeed!
I started this background by applying shimmering ink sprays in pinks and purples with the packaging technique. I also applied them to form a triangle shape, and fade out as they reach the edge of the right hand side. I used these very same colors to add splatters and droplets too!
Once dry, I took the confetti / polka dot stamp and repeat stamp it in red, purple and raspberry inks. I payed particular attention to the edges of my mixed media color work, so it created the appearance of even more paint splatters.
Next, I applied the larger heart stamps around the painted edges, using raspberry ink for the striped heart & purple ink for the open heart. Using the same purple ink, I repeat stamped the “Love You” sentiment, and for added interest, I even added it inside two of the open hearts.
I repeat stamped “XO” with the raspberry ink, ensuring that it was bold in some prints and really faded out in others. The circular heart icon stamp was applied in the same fashion, but with red stamp ink instead.
I kept to the same red, purple & raspberry inks as this type of stamping can get a lil messy, and I didn’t want my background to distract from my photo! Using similar and like colors in mixed media backgrounds aids to soften the busy appearance. The colors tend to compliment each other and blend more. For a more noticeable print, and to cut through all of that sweet color work, I used black ink for the “Love This” phrase. So striking!
I also inked up the Wood Veneer Hearts, and strategically arranged them around my photograph so that they repeated the triangular form of the mixed media background. Repeating patterns, shape and form is very aesthetically pleasing on the eye. Using repetition in this layout design kept the mixed media base from appearing too messy or over done.
My photo was backed with blue & purple papers from the All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack, some distressed white tissue paper, a label, tag and sticker or two from the January Kit and new releases. I kept the layering simple as there is quite enough visual stimulation with that amazing stamped background.
For finishing touches, I applied the Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers for my rather apt title, #lovefiercely. His face says it all!
Stamping magic! Looking for more Happy Heart Stamp inspiration? ALL of my Elle’s Studio projects for January have featured this incredible stamp! You can see them here & even here! Yep, I told you, it is my number one favorite stamp!
I hope I have inspired you to get your ink on, and thanks so much for visiting the blog today!