Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Adding Dimension to Background Stamps

Hello and welcome. Today's card features how to add dimension to intricate background stamps...

THIS new background from Simon Says Stamp's Cherished Release is stunning. I used my MISTI to stamp it five separate times onto THIS paper and white heat embossed each one. I used one layer for the base piece and then cut out different sections of  the remaining four pieces. I used THIS foam tape to add dimension between each layer...
I cut a heart for the center using one of THESE dies and white heat embossed a sentiment from THIS set. I finished off the card by adding some colored pearls. I also sprayed the whole piece heavily with THIS shimmer spray. 

I hope this inspires you to try this simple technique to add dimension to your background stamps. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Mixing Sentiments

Hello. I'm back today with cards featuring mixed sentiments. I love to take sentiments from multiple stamp sets and combine them to create a custom greeting.

For these cards, I combined sentiments from THIS, THIS, and THIS stamp set to create the sentiment. I stamped the panda image as well as the sunglasses image from THIS new stamp set and cut them out. I used a variety of Distress Inks and blended two backgrounds. (All colors listed below in the supply list)
I spritzed some water on top with THIS to add some texture. I die-cut a window from the panel using THIS die and adhered down the outer piece using foam tape using one of THESE note cards. I adhered the center portion of the die-cut directly to the card base, creating a window for the bear to peek out of.

Here's a closer look...

I gave these along with a water bottle (click HERE for a picture of the water bottle) to some of the staff at my son's preschool for an end of the school year gift.

I hope this inspires you to mix sentiments from multiple stamp sets to crate a customized greeting.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an awesome day!