Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Swirl Background

Use your stamps 5 ways?  Online Card Class Day One highlighted the use of background stamps.  Even though I have several (many), I always find it hard to think "outside the box" with them.  For this card I followed one of the suggested techniques...with a bit of a twist.  I made my own "stamp pad" by squirting some Mica Gloss on white glossy card stock.  I then took a second piece of glossy white cardstock and "smooshed" it together on top of the Mica Gloss squirts.  After peeling apart the two sheets of paper, I had my stamp pad.  I then stamped my background stamp on a piece of white cardstock and added a few embellishments.  The end result was adhered to the original "stamp pad" and then mounted on a coordinating piece of card stock.  Colors used for the stamp pad were blue, silver, and lavender.

Cardstock: Glossy White, White
Ink: Mica Gloss
Die Cuts: Spellbinder IttyBitty, Memory Box Florish, Martha Stewart Punch
Ribbon: May Arts Silk
Misc: Swarovski crystals, Prima(?) flower


  1. What an elegant result your "smooshing" created. This card is simply beautiful


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