Thursday, January 10, 2013

Elements tied together

I love background stamps because there is so much we could do with them.  Let me share a card where I tied all pieces together by a background stamp.  All the pieces were stamped with the same background stamp:  the grey tag and the red heart were stamped tone-on-tone, the black banner was stamped in Versamark and the image was then embossed with clear embossing powder.  Finally, the little white banner was stamped in the third generation hollyhock.  That gives a sense of unity and that's what I like about this card:

Needless to say, I also like the sketch provided by Retro Sketches and the color combo challenge presented by Pals Paper Arts:

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a fabulous idea to tie that many elements together with one stamp! Must give that a try. Your card is such a pretty, elegant, and balanced work of art!

  2. Great card...I would love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  3. Great job combining both challenges! Beautifully done and the embossing adds the right touch of elegance! So glad you joined us at PPA!

  4. I LOVE your card, Joyce! So clean and simple but very elegant! Thanks for joining us for this challenge!