Friday 14 October 2022

Big on backgrounds

It’s Nat’s turn to set our challenge at Daring Cardmakers this week and she’d like us to bring backgrounds into focus — stamp it, stencil it, blend it, whatever takes your fancy. 

I remembered that the current challenge at Stay Crafty with a Blog Named Hero is “merry everything” and decided to play there too. I used a background stamp for a light and flat, easily mailed festive card. I stamped the stripes, added a double layered die cut “merry” and stamped again to get a sort of eclipse sentiment without cutting into the base layer. The stamp is square which gives the opportunity for a quick composition with interest on a standard rectangle card base. I did doodled lines to close off the top and bottom of the square. 

The completion of the sentiment is heat embossed in white then swiped with the red ink to match the stripes. A few of the stars from the set are heat embossed in gold for embellishments and I added some Glossy Accents on the die cut word and that’s about it.

Canvas stripes  (Hero Arts)
Merry Stamp n Cut (Hero Arts, retired)

Bristol board 

Memento Luxe by Tsukineko (Love Letter)
Versamark by Tsukineko 

Gold detail embossing powder
Glossy Accents
Stitched rectangle dies, A6 size (Paper Rose)
Fineline marker
Copic markers
Gel glue


HilaryJane said...

Love it, very unusual but at the same time very Christmassy xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fab card, Joanne - just love how you re-stamped the stripes to hit the bottom of the MERRY!! Great idea to doodle off the bottom and top of the stripes - will have to try that one!!

Wavejumper said...

Really interesting idea to stamp again to create the eclipse look. I am pinning it to remember it.

I am always impressed with the ways you find to add interest while staying as flat as possible!

hugs Margot

Jennifer Kotas said...

Love your card! Thanks for joining the stay crafty challenge!