It seems that each time I watch a new instructional video I have to get the latest stamp or die. The hard part is to use them all. I have been trying to challenge myself to use the stamps that I have purchased. This past week I used some of my background stamps with clear embossing powder and Distress inks to create some simple cards.
The first card I made used Hero Arts Floral Backgound. I stamped with with VersaMark ink on Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor paper, added Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it with my heat gun.
Next I took three Distress inks and Ranger Round Blending Tools and blended Pine Needles, Evergreen Bough, and Cracked Pistachio to reveal the beautiful leafy background. Using a spray bottle of water a fine mist of water was added to the watercolor paper to help the colors blend.
I wanted the background to take the entire card front so once it was dry I cut it with the largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and adhered it to a 4 1/4″ x 11″ Gina K. Designs White Cardbase with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.
I wanted to let the background take center stage so I cut a label from Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags Two and stamped the sentiment from Papertrey Ink A Year of Flowers Marigold. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the tags to add dimension. To add a little glam I added two Queen & Co. pearls.
For the inside of the card I created a small panel of the same background and adhered it to the bottom of the card. I also stamped the image to the bottom of an envelope and the card was done.
- Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
- Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
- Ranger Distress Inks: Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles
- Hero Arts Floral Background
- VersaMark Ink
- Stampin Stuff Clear Embossing Powder
- Queen & Co. Pearls
- Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags Two
- Papertrey Ink A Year of Flowers Margold stamp set