The challenge for this week was to make a background stamp with a stamp that is not a background stamp!
This is one of my favorite techniques, so I have 3 cards to share and about 3 more that I didn’t get done 😦
I love this technique because you can take any stamp and put it to work and it always looks great! Darn near foolproof and we all certainly love that! This telephone stamp would not normally get a lot of love, but using it as a background gives me lots of new ideas!
HELLO! Cardstock; Speckletone Kraft, GMUND Savanna, (Paper Zone)~ Stamps; Hero Arts, Great Impressions~ Ink; Versamark, Versafine, Tim Holtz Distress ink~ other; Judikins clear embossing powder, Tim Holtz distressing tool, Nestabilities die~
As far as the horseshoes go, I have plenty of “horsey” friends, but using it alone can be very limiting. Using it as a background brings me tons of new ideas, including scrapbook pages!
Superslide! Cardstock; Stampin Up~ Stamps; A Muse, Bewers Art Rubber Stamps~ Ink; Clearsnap, Stampin Up~ other; clear embossing powder, brads, pinking scissors~
This card, with the retro spiral stamp, has limited uses, but used as a backround is great for those hard-to-make masculine cards!
Adirondack Happy Birthday~ Cardstock; The Paper Co., Neenah~ Stamps; Great Impressions~ Ink; Copic, Versafine, Versamark~ Other; button, twine, corrugated paper, Nestabilities die, rub-on sentiment~
This is a really fun technique and you get such great results with little effort!
I took the pictures of my cards this evening out on the back deck because the light was better than my normal spot, so you can see my “boys” were out having their dinner. They are pretty dirty right now since we just had some rain!