I don’t have a lot of the large background stamps but I sure like what I’ve seen crafters doing with them. Today I’m going to share a couple of cards using a two of these 4 1/2″ x 5 3/4″ stamps. They’d be perfect for A2 size cards if you wanted to fill the whole area but I opted for 5″ x 7″ cards today. I used 110 lb Georgia Pacific cardstock for the card bases and the mats I stamped on.
Today’s video will give you a complete start to finish process on the card on the left with the fussy cut flowers. I love how this card turned out. I used Stampendous Sapphire Pearl embossing powder with JustRite Stampers Bold Vines background stamp. The corners have been punched with the Vintage Floral Martha Stewart punch. I still wasn’t happy with this so I ended up cutting the strips between the corner punches and using my 1/2″ Corner Chomper to round the corners on the card base before I joined the mat to the card front with Angel Craft Tape in the 1/4″ size.
I fussy cut the orange and yellow flowers from Graphic 45′s new Home Sweet Home collection and used the sentiment that was printed on the same sheet for the focal point here. By using JustRite Stampers Vintage Labels Six die it provided the perfect oval to pop up over the middle of the embossed mat. The fussy cut flowers were placed behind and on top of this die cut oval to give a very dimensional feel to the front of the card. The finishing touch was adding Diamond Stickles to the centers of the larger flowers and Glossy Accents to the Strawberries.
After I’d finished filming my video I decided I really should finish the inside of the card so I used another
JustRite Stampers die set – Ornate Corners, to place embossed corners diagonally from one another.
I just want to briefly touch on the second card I made using the Bold Vines stamp from JustRite Stampers. I wanted to show how completely different cards can look using the same dies. On this card I used Bronze embossing powder and Zig Painty FX in Gold around the edge. I again cut out the JustRite Stampers Vintage Labels Six die for the center and popped it up. I stamped and embossed the Love sentiment from an older Heartfelt Creations stamp but you could do the same with any stamp that caught your eye. The lace is basted across the top and pulled up and tied in the middle with the button over top. I did use an additional background stamp on this card, JustRite Stampers Script with Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. In order to have the script show I fussy cut around the edges of the Bold Curves embossed mat and then glued it over top.
This card’s insides were also finished off video so here’s a glimpse to give you an idea of what I did.
The sentiment is Heartfelt Creations – All Occasion Sentiments set from the Journey Collection
I hope you’ll join me on the video to see the whole process. This will give you lots of ideas of what you can do with one sheet of decorative paper, some background stamps and an extra die or two.
Thanks for joining me and Happy Scrappin’!
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Supplies from the Store:
CL:02159 – JustRite Stampers Bold Vines Background Stamp
CL-02157 – JustRite Stampers Script Background Stamp
JB-04830 – JustRite Stampers Vintage Labels Six Dies
CR-04805 – JustRite Stampers Ornate Corners Clear Stamps
4501077 – Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home 12″x12″ Paper Pad Collection
HCPC-3600 – Heartfelt Creations All Occasion Sentiments Stamp Set from the Journey Collection
ACT1414 – Angel Craft Tape 1/4″
TIM21421 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Brushed Corduroy
658300 – Big Shot starter kit