I love it when that happens!! I’m a background stamp kind of girl so no one was happier that me when one of the Our Daily Bread Designs releases this month was a background stamp. For my card I’m showcasing the Brocade Background and using no design paper (insert scary music here). Actually this really goes back to my roots — when I started stamping I always used some kind of background stamp and never would have dreamed of using design paper. My how times change!! This would look wonderful in any color, in fact before I settled on the blue I tried out several pigment inks. I’m using a sentiment from the Full of Grace collection called Peace.
To show off the sentiment, I used one of my favorite new die templates, Spellbinders Labels Fourteen, matted. Around the edge of the card I used two borders, Spellbinders Ric Rac Diamond Border Petites and Lotus Border Petites. On top of the double tied bow is a large rhinestone brad and I added some crystal beads on a pin.
I thoroughly enjoyed my playtime today and if you haven’t played around with backgrounds lately, you should give it a try!!
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs – Peace
Paper: The Paper Company, Bazzill
Ink: Adirondack Denim Pigment Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Fourteen, Spellbinders Ric Rac Diamond Border Petites, Spellbinders Lotus Border Petites, The Paper Studio – Spare Parts Brads, Swarovski Crystals, Satin Ribbon
Several of you have emailed to ask about the bright shiny thing I’ve been perching my cards on. Can I first say that I was totally defeated by trying to get my cards to stand exactly where I’ve put them when getting ready to photograph. I notice that others use a little floral frog but I didn’t have any luck with that – it was getting my cards dirty. I found this stand at Michaels and apparently it holds candles. I just flipped it upside down and simply slip my card in between those mega huge hulking crystals and it does not move. I rarely stamp on the inside of my cards because I can’t get the card to stand stable enough to show the inside . . . hmmmm . . . maybe this will change now. Hope this clears up the mystery :-)