Monday, March 21, 2011

Focus on the Background - Samples from a recent Card Class

Here are two cards from a recent class using the fabulous large background stamps.

Just for You

In this sample I have used the Medallion background stamp inked all over with Perfect Plum and then daubed with Night of Navy on alternate flourishes. This has been stamped onto Very Vanilla card and layered Rich Razzleberry. The centre of the Medallion has been stamped again, punched out and added to the main image with demensionals and a brad from the Hodgepodge Hardware set which is currently on offer in the March Frenzy for £20.76 instead of the usual £25.95.

The base card is Perfect Plum with stripe paper from the Subtles Paper Patterns Stack.


The second sample uses the En Francais large background stamp which is a beautiful swirly script. The stamp has been inked with Wild Wasabi and stamped onto Wild Wasabi card. The piece has then been layered onto Very Vanilla and Rose Red cardstock.

The focal image is from the Ornate Flowers stamp set and has been heat embossed using Versamark and Rose Red inks, together with clear embossing powder. The greeting stamp is from the Curly Cute set of sentiments and I have masked off part of the image to leave 'birthday' which will fit into the Modern Label punch perfectly.

The base card is Wild Wasabi and again the text paper is from the Subtles Paper Patterns Stack. The decorative Rose Red border has been edged using the Eyelet Border punch.  

For those of you wondering, the base cards have been made from a piece of A5 card but instead of folding completely in half to form an A6 card I have just folded one-third of the card to the front. By folding cards in this way you can create two larger looking cards from one sheet of A4 and they fit into a 15.25cm square envelope.

Hope you like these samples, back soon - Julia


  1. Thanks for the tip about the card shape, I've used it to make Megs' birthday card.

  2. Lovely cards and great colours you've just given me inspiration to get making again.