The Stretch Your Stamps online card class today was a fun combination of technique and stamp usage. One technique that caught my eye was taking a stamp and embossing it in white on white cardstock. The white embossing "pops" when you then take an ink and apply it all over the card. Taking a tissue and wiping of excess ink can then brighten the white. (ooops, I forgot to do that on this card). I absolutely love this Toile background stamp from Unity Stamps! I decided I wanted the background to be the focal point of the card. I mounted it on a piece of cardstock, added a strip of ribbon, used a fancy label die, and embossed a Happy Birthday. A couple of large brads provide the pop of color. I confess I saw using the bows on each side of a stamped image on a card made by Sharon Johnson and thought it a perfect design detail for this card.
Stamps: Unity, JustRite Just a Note Set
Ink: Distress Iced Spruce, Versamark
Embossing Powder: Zing Charcoal
Ribbon: May Arts
Misc: Brads from ?