Tuesday, 12 August 2014

SYS2 - Day 1 - Background Stamps

Day 1 and 2 of the current Online Card Class, Stretch Your Stamps 2, were all about using background stamps.

I combined the inspiration from class with Laura Bassen's DT card for CASE Study who are celebrating their 4th anniversary.

After heat embossing the Square Pattern backgound stamp (Hero Arts/BasicGrey) in white (Artemio) onto TH watercolour card, I watercoloured a section of the image using Inktense pencils. The fading out to the top and bottom happened when I was 'cleaning up' the embossing with a rather wet baby wipe. Instead of trying to clean up the smeared watercolour, I decided to turn it into a feature LOL. I love happy accidents like this one. The sentiment was cut using a MFT die. I then die cut another sentiment from plain cardstock and heat embossed it 3 times with sparkling black embossing powder. The black srtrips (Simon Says Stamp cardstock) were adhered to my A2 card base and then brushed over with my Wink of Stella glitter pen. For some extra sparkle I added a few sequins.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
CASE Study - Anniversary week 1
Simon Says Stamp - Make it sparkle
A Blog Named Hero - 49 Die a little


  1. Gorgeous card Marianne, I love the way you've added the colour it's so striking and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  2. A very happy incident indeed! Lovely card!

  3. so pretty! LOVE your rainbow emboss resist!