I'm back with another card inspired by the online card class Stretch Your Stamps 2. Just the first day has led me to three cards already -- I may never finish the course! ;) It's a great incentive to pull out all kinds of stamps and try all kinds of things with them.
For this card, I was inspired by Shari Carroll and her technique of faux-watercolouring a background stamp with distress inks. Shari used a reverse background stamp -- the kind where the design itself stays clean and the background takes the ink. Turns out I don't have any of those, so I pulled out a stamp I thought might work.
Shari used a patterned background stamp that she cut into inchies to make a grid-style card. I felt the roses on mine might not lend themselves to that, so selectively die cut three sections. The centre, larger square is popped up on the blue panel.
I have another card using this same technique I like even better! I hope to be back soon with it.
Supplies: white & blue cardstock, Strathmore 140 lb watercolour paper, Impression Obsession roses & Memory Box happy birthday stamps, stormy sky, Victorian velvet, worn lipstick & dusty concord distress inks, Nellie Snellen square dies, pop-dot tape
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