Saturday, April 30, 2011

One stamp - many backgrounds!!

When I saw what Christy has done with her background stamp, I was very intrigued by her idea of using the same stamp with different techniques.  By doing that you can get very creative and pretty much go wild with the variations!!  It is just amazing how you can create so many different looks with one single stamp!!  Thank you Christy for the inspiration!!

This will be one of the projects at my May Workshop.  Yes, my workshops are BACK on schedule!!   To see other projects for this Workshop please click HERE.

May Workshop is scheduled for:
Sunday, May 29th
10 am to 6 pm
at Scrapbook Island in San Jose, CA

This Workshop is by invitation only.  If you would like to attend but did not receive an Evite invitation from me, please email me at and I will add you onto the list.

At the workshop you will get to try and experiment with TONS of different techniques and combinations using various supplies.  Below are some samples..  As you can see, these stand out very well to make a card on their own or you can use them for backgrounds for your cards.

Photos really don't do these samples any justice, they look SO MUCH better in real life!!

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Hero Arts DesignBlock Large Flower Pattern, Stampin' Arts French Script, Impression Obsession Cling Background stamp (not sure about the name of this one).
Papers: Cardstock by Bazzill in Walnut Cream, Ebony and Craft
Tools: Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool, mini spritzer, heat gun
Other: Embossing Powder in Clear and White Pearls, Glimer Mist in Lemongrass

Distress Inks Used:
- timbled glass
- wild honey
- crushed olive
- vintage photo
- fired brick
- black soot
- frayed burlap
- spiced marmalade
- barn door
- victorian velvet
- milled lavender
- tattered rose
- broken china



Debbie Pamment said...

Oooh I'm sooo glad I stopped by here and checked out all the other ideas - I missed them on FB! Just FABULOUS!!! These could be framed!

Christy said...

I am SO FLATTERED that you liked my cards so much. Your work inspires me all the time and I'm glad I could return the favor!

Elena said...

Wow! One stamp and so many possibilities! Beautiful cards! :)