Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Background stamp & die-cut inlay = fun

Over at Online Card Classes there is a class called Stretch Your Stamps 2.  It is a class designed to help us stampers use our stamps more creatively to get more mileage out of the stamps.

The first two days of class focus on background stamps.  I dug out my old Hero Arts Merry background stamp to create this card:


I thought the picture above would show you better what I did.  I heat embossed this image with clear embossing powder on both a red and a green cardstock, then I die cut out the tree from both of them in the same position of the stamp.  I put the green tree into the negative piece of the red embossed panel. The two pieces fit together perfectly to form a flat piece.  I used the My Favorite Things Blueprints die 15  to create the tip topped panel, added the pennants with glitter paper, and a star to finish off the card.

From far away this card looks very plain and simple but when you look closely you see how fun it is to have a die cut inlay in a big background.  :)

Now let's see the card in its upright position.  You can still see that the letters align perfectly well:



My card is linking up to the following:

Creative Card Crew - Christmas
Stamps and Fun - Christmas in summer
Christmas cards all year round - Sparkle and Shine
CHNC Challenge extra - Christmas
CHNC - reach for the stars
Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

  1. I do like embossed backgrounds, adds a certain extra umph to a card

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  2. Great card, I love your simple layout and fab colours!

    Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew!

    Sheena
    xxx

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  3. lovely card-love the embossing and the green tree! Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew challenge! Irene DT xx

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  4. Great card. I love the subtle words in the background.
    Thanks for getting festive and playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal (DT)

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  5. Clever card - I love how the letters still line up. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for August.

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  6. An unusual embossed card, simple and very effecdtive. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Forum. Caz

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  7. Such a simple but yet very effective card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sparkles we hope to see you again!

    Love From Rebecca xx
    DT

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  8. Ooh shiny! Love the CAS lo and also the technique too, I've been using die cuts in a similar way recently but I also have a couple of large background stamps too that would look great. Fab idea. Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles this month, hope to see you again.

    Hugs
    Brenda B
    Sparkles DT

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  9. I loved taking that class. So much inspiration for such a low price. I adore your card. The sparkle paper adds so much pizzazz. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards all Year Round.

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  10. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for August - hope to see you again soon x

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