Monday, May 27, 2019

Cardmaking Idea - Layering Stamps to Make a Unique Background

It's Old Is New Day over on the Impression Obsession blog. It's easy (and fun) to keep adding the latest and greatest stamps and dies, but let's not forget about the older and well-loved products too. For today's card I pulled out a few stamps that work so beautifully together. 

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For this card, I wanted to create an interesting background by layering stamps. I just fell in love with this flower stamp, called Lg. Zinnia. It really is LARGE, so it's perfect for a main focal point on a card or even on a scrapbook page. It's also quite lovely as a background, no coloring even needed!

To begin this card, I stamped the flowers across a white cardstock panel. But to add some color and interest, I layered another stamped image on top. The Watercolor Lines background stamp is SO much fun. It has some texture to it, and it looks like wide brush strokes. It layered on so nicely, I think this background almost looks like patterned paper! 

Another stamp I love is this sentiment. Isn't that the perfect uplifting sentiment for a friend? And the font combination is gorgeous. It embossed so beautifully on black cardstock. Love it! I really like the option to buy many stamps individually at Impression Obsession. That way you can get exactly what you want, if there's just a certain sentiment or certain image you want. (Obviously, there's more than ONE you want though LOL.) It's fun to pick and choose exactly the images you love best! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today - and now, head to the Impression Obsession blog to find a link list of the designers participating in Old Is New! I'm sure they have some fabulous oldies-but-goodies to share with you!

Card Supplies: Impression Obsession - Lg. Zinnia StampWatercolor Lines Stamp
Be Yourself Today Stamp | Pinked Stitched Sentiment Banner Die 

PS. There's still time to get in an entry for the Feathered Friends challenge on the IO blog. Check out this post with the rules, and a place to link up your project. There's a $25 gift certificate for a lucky participant!


Susan said...

LOOOOOOVE this card!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful card and I love the zinnia background. The sentiment is perfect too!