This week we celebrate the versatility and fun of Inque Boutique's Morsels. These are the kind of stamp you'd find yourself turning to all the time, as you can build up so many different looks with the same stamps. There's anywhere from 16 to 44 tiny stamps which fit in a box the size of a CD case, and the idea of them is to layer them using different colours and techniques to create a myriad of looks.
They come in a large range of themes from Seasons to Garden to Vintage, and you can combine a multitude of them to create borders or frames on your layout, or use a few and repeat the image as Carole has done - there really is no end to how you can use them.
Enjoy browsing through and seeing what our design team has come up with using them.
Carole found the little morsels really beautiful to work with, they are only tiny but make gorgeous craft items and gifts like this window box frame.
Carole used the little Morsels Autumn range by inking the little stamps (leaves) and stamping a heap of leaves onto cardstock. She then cut them out, and using some foam balls and foam trees for a base and a little double sided tape or glue, she stuck them onto each foam ball or tree individually, starting from the bottom, and ended at the top. It did take a little while but the effect really is quite stunning.
Suz made beautiful use of the Inque Boutique Morsels Springtime Collection in a few different ways. She painted, inked and then stamped on the Scenic Route Berkeley Chipboard Alphas - beautiful chunky alphas such as these are just perfect for carrying small stamped designers.
Suz also created a floral border for the corner and side of her photo by laying and clustering the stamps. She kept her stamping to a limited colour palette so that it tied in with the rest of the layout, but the beauty of being able to stamp tiny individual images is that you can pick up colours from your photo and repeat and reflect them in your border.
Nicole Finlsyon has used the Morsel stamps from the Garden Elements range to create embellishments. Combined with stamps from Pink Paislee, Nic has brought the theme of garden into her layout with ease. To add her colour, Nicole used Inque Boutique markers from the Vintage collection combined with Stazon Ink. Nicole was really impressed with the tiny acrylic blocks that are included in the Morsels packs as it makes them so easy to use.
Jaimie purposely chose the Morsel Vintage stamps and combined them with the Theresa Collins Journal it range to make this very cute and sentimental little shadow box frame of her parents in 1966. The Morsel stamps were stamped onto the Journal It paper and then cut out, mounted on double sided foam tape and then attached as clusters on the project. Jaimie says that the Vintage morsels are very versatile and can be used in many ways on limitless projects, layouts or cards.
Carole made this fun little cards with left over papers, and the Little Morsel Autumn Stamps worked really well for this. She used the Dual-Tip Blendable Markers to get the correct colour scheme for the pumpkin etc., by drawing with the pen carefully onto the stamp, and then stamped onto cardstock.
As she does, Carole cut out each individual stamped element, and stuck a small piece of foam tape to the back of each piece, and then added a few embellishments to finish, and a bow. Just something cute and fun, and a great way to experiment.
Jaimie used the vintage range of Inique Morsel stamps for her LO - these tiny stamps were the perfect size to create a subtle border on her page with out overwhelming her LO. Jaimie used Tim Holtz inks to stamp the images in various colours onto her page.
Chris stamped the Spring Morsel flower stamps using black Stazon ink onto different coloured pieces of the 'In Bloom' papers. Chris then used a circle punch to punch out each of the flowers.
Chris used black Stazon ink to stamp many of the Spring morsel stamps onto a piece of white cardstock. She then coloured them in using the Inque Boutique blendable markers. Chris used the same techinque for creating the bird in the nest, but this time cut around the image and then placed it onto her card. Chris created the nest by stamping the same foliage stamp multiple times.
Chris stamped the morsel leaf stamp in a circle onto white cardstock, she then stamped 2 different morsel flower stamps onto a seperate piece of white cardstock and cut them out. She then adhered them to overlap the leaves. Chris used Raspberry, Violet and Fresh green versa color ink pads.
Chris has used Inque Boutique 'In Bloom' papers to create all of her cards. She paper pieced this very simple house design and used the Spring morsel stamps to create some grass and bushes around the house. She stamped the images using black Stazon ink and then coloured the images with Inque Boutique blender markers.
Finlly - Chris created this little sample card of some of the techniques that can be used with the morsel stamps - using Inque Markers, blenders, Stazon Ink, VersaColor ink and water coloured pencils. Click to see larger.