Friday, March 22, 2019

Creating Ground with Mini Flower Stamps + Video

We used to have several ornamental pear trees on the south side of our yard.  They would lose these tiny white flowers and it would look like a carpet of flowers.  I can remember back about thirty years ago playing with Lauren and running through the flowers when she was a little girl.

We don't have those trees anymore - they don't seem to be very hardy and we lost them in storms.  (And I have to say, for a little while in the spring, they had a terrible smell, too!)  But the little flowers came to mind when I was trying to think of ways to use those tiny flowers included with several of my stamp sets.

You can scroll down one post to see Idea #1 for showcasing tiny florals - Floral Panels -  or click HERE.

Idea #2:  Creating ground with mini flower stamps!  See the video below with tips.

Sounds like a fun idea, right?  These  two cards were created using a spring palette.  I love the pastels offset with the black of the silhouettes.  It does look like a carpet of flowers!

That's one cool cat!  It's from an old, old stamp set.  Probably among the very first clear stamps I ever bought.  

Since my cards aren't standard size, I created an envelope and added the mini flowers to the flap.  (You can see the post and video on making these easy envelopes HERE.)

This one has a little bit different palette and has the addition of hearts.  It's also wavy instead of being a straight divide.

The floral ground on this one started with some ink blending and then topping that with flowers in the same color.  Subtle, but pretty!

Love, love that chubby cat!  I added a collar, flower and some hearts to the image.  Just so fun.

Here's the video on creating ground with mini flowers:

Hope you look at those mini flowers with a new eye.  Have fun!


  1. Fabulous cards Lori, such a clever way to ground images, a great way to use your small floral stamps - I will have to try this.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  2. Your cards are always so cute and sweet and these aren't an exception! How cute! The ideas to use the tiny flowers stamp are brilliant! Love both the versions and especially the tone on tone one!Thanks for sharing!

  3. Your cards are adorable Lori! I love how you used the small stamps for the ground! It adds lots of interest and looks so fun too! I'm gonna try and remember this the next time I grab my mini stamps! Have a great weekend!


  4. The cards are darling; love this use of the mini floral stamps.

  5. I never thought of using mini flowers in this way, but it looks fun and fabulous! Love the cards you made with them!

  6. I enjoyed your video, Lori! I hope to try this myself! I like the colours you used for the chubby cat, so cute and fun! Great cards! I love them!

  7. Your cards are just adorable! I love the mini floral stamps! I really enjoyed your video!

  8. these are all too cute, I especially love the way you colored the last card and put the flowers in the grass :)

  9. Hi Lori wow these cards are gorgeous and so pretty,beautiful finishes my friend,well done xx

  10. Oh, wow! Just love all the sweet critters and the awesome cool cat!! How interesting and fun to make the ground with the mini flowers, so creative!!

  11. All of these are sooo cute, adorable images and I love all of the tiny stamp flowers!
    Hugs, Tammy

  12. Clever idea, Lori--darling cards! I love the matching envelope flap!

  13. adorable them.
    have a great day

  14. I love the blue cat card. So cute. Hugs Mrs A.


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