3 x 3's are the rage right now and I find them to be quite a challenge to do. Sure, you can just stamp a big stamp and use only a partial image, but as a reader of Godelieve's blog, I saw how she made minature creations. Wow! What a lovely job she does on 3 x 3's. Here I used Stamp'n Up's Big Pieces set, stamping on black and white papers. The black images are heat embossed in black and painted with Pearl-Ex. I love to paint on my cards. Maybe it's because of my painting background. These cards are for a card swap I'm hosting on the Stamp Shack.