Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well today. Didn’t the month of May just fly by! I am back from my trip and am going to need the whole day to get myself together!
I have a two cards that are a bit outside my typical style, but I really ended up liking them! I usually choose stamps that I just like (which is a lot of flowers and birds!) but sometimes I like to send cards that are different, and these projects fit the bill.
I created my background by swiping Distress Oxide inks onto watercolor paper, and then giving a light spray of water. When dry, I stamped the Pride of Africa stamp right over top.
I also stamped a background stamp called Tribal Blanket, using tan ink, onto kraft cardstock, to create a subtle tone on tone look. I really love that it is patterned, but doesn’t compete with the main image. It was no problem to stamp my greeting, Thank You, on this panel.
Now, onto a “bonus” card!
So, I just loved that background stamp, and wanted to use it a little more. I had a plain white Hello die cut sitting on my desk, so I decided to dress it up by stamping on it with both green and orange inks (also still on my desk from the other project.). I then colored over the rest of the white by pressing it directly to my yellow inkpad.
I then stamped my Large Oak Tree with brown ink onto some white kraft cardstock and put the die cut directly over. This turned out to be a great, everyday masculine card.
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I hope you will be inspired to choose some stamps outside of your ordinary with your next purchase! Thanks for stopping by and have a good day!