Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Background stamps!

I've always loved big, background stamps, collected a bunch of them but not used them as much lately! So, with all the new ones that Cornish Heritage Farms just released (thanks to Lisa) I figured I should use what I have pre-stamped before I get new ones.
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Yes, I have been known to pre-stamp wacks of backgrounds, keep them in a shoebox and pull them out as needed. Saves time when I feel creative and gives me something to stamp when I'm not feeling creative!
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This first card used white craft ink overtop of Rose Red paper. Black mat. Embossed the sentiment and added the ribbon & flowers. I used the same basic layout for the next card too. Except the bg stamp is on vellum and attached with the brads on the bottom and some adhesive under the snowflakes and sentiment.
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I strategically placed the snowflakes over the birds on this stamp to give it a different look. (just in case some of you know what this stamp actually looks like :)
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I'm kinda needing to do something other than Christmas right now and these cards were just what I needed!
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Enjoy your day!



15 comments:

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I have not seen either background stamp before, so I would never know that you were hiding something with those snowflakes. I love the white on pink, and I love the vellum! Great cards. You just reminded me that I should get out my big Stampin' Up background stamps and actually USE them!

Sherrie said...

I know you have been one busy lady lately! Love these beauties, I need to use up some cards I have started and haven't finished as well. Looking forward to when we will have some stamp time together again.

Julie Koerber said...

Love the idea of pre-stamping a bunch of backgrounds for later use. How awesome it would be to just grab one to create! I'll have to try that sometime!

sophia landry said...

Cute cards! I love how you used the Swirl with snowflakes, gives it a nice winter look. That flower BG is also gorgeous. Know what you mean. i would love to get some of those new Cornish heritage BG's, but gota use what I have first.

villagegirl said...

I was just thinking how much I don't use velum anymore. And I have quite a stack sitting here. Now I know what to do with it - thanks! I like background stamps as well. I've never thought to do a bunch and set them aside. You are just a wealth of info and ideas! Thanks again! The cards are gorgeous of course but that goes without saying. :)

Amy G. said...

Very pretty, Theresa! I too LOVE the big bkgrd stamps and you did a great job with them! ;)

My Paper World said...

Beautiful cards! Those background stamps are very pretty!

Terrie B x said...

These are great cards:) Thanks for visiting my blog xxx

Canadian Kristin said...

Brilliant....I've loved that swirlie background, but wasn't so much into the birds....now I have a great idea of how to cover 'em up if I don't want to see them...thanks!!!

Quilt Nut said...

love big background stamps too. these cards are fabulous. will have to try some of my own with the vellum

Laura Roth said...

I love backgroud stamps and use them ALL THE TIME :) I love your Rose Red card---beautiful colors!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Deb said...

Beautiful cards!
Merry Christmas!

Nancy Grant said...

These are so gorgeous!!!

Rose Ann said...

Your cards are beautiful, and you've reminded me that I need to pull my background stamps out more! ;)