Friday, April 20, 2012

Just a note

Happy Friday folks! I hope you're ready for another AnnaBelle Stamps challenge? This week we want you to cover your background with stamps!

You can either use a background stamp, or if you don't have any of those, just create your own! Even though I have a million and one background stamps I find it more fun to create my own:

I started off with a 3.5"x3.5" white cardbase and stamped one of the stamps from the Garden Silhouettes stamp set with Chateau Gray Versacolor ink. It doesn't show very well in the photo, but I also stamped in the blank spaces with the little three dot stamp from Love Birds using Chateau Gray ink. 

The largest flower is from the white petal pack at AnnaBelle Stamps. I coloured the smaller flower (bought years ago, not sure where from) with the Chateau Gray inkpad and set it aside to dry. I made a bow to sit behind the flower using sheer ribbon using one of the methods that Shari Carrol demonstrated in this video for Hero Arts (I need to practice and refine my technique - she makes it look so easy doesn't she?!) The flower was finished off with a button glued with Glossy Accents. I also used Glossy Accents to adhere the flower to the card.

The sentiment panel is a scrap piece of the same white cardstock trimmed to size with a sentiment from the Love Birds set stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink.

If you want to see more beautiful cards with stamped backgrounds please click on the links below to visit the rest of the DT gals' blogs. You will not be disappointed! :)

Sue K
Sue W

That's it from me, take care and have a fantastic weekend!

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  1. Such a sweet design Jess! Love those subtle tones and how the flower totally pops!

  2. OH MY Jess! This is gorgeous! Love the soft color pallet... so elegant!

  3. So, so pretty and delicate! Love your subtle stamping.

  4. Such a soft and subtle card Jess....Lovely!

  5. This just screams elegance Jess, love all the white and the subtle pop of colour! :)


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