Are you playing along with our latest challenge? It is to use something new from your stash! I thought I’d join in 🙂
I recently bought the Tiny Flags background stamp from Hero Arts, so I decided to take it out and see what I could do with it. I wanted to see what I could come up with using the stamp over the entire card base.
For the first card, I used 5 shadow inks in blues and greens and selectively inked up rows of triangles. I then added a simple white banner with a sentiment from Wplus9 and some faux stitching, and completed the card with some sequins (yes, sequins!! Me!! I usually stay away from sequins, but my lovely friend, Lyndal Higgins, gave me a little bag full of these clear sequins for Christmas, and I couldn’t just let them sit there, now, could I?!)
For the next card, I stamped the Tiny Flags background in Versamark and clear embossed, before painting on some pink shadow inks with an aquash brush. I decided I didn’t like the background much, so covered it up with a much bigger banner (I just hand-drew it and cut it out), stamped repeatedly with a sentiment from Avery Elle. I finished off the card in the same way as the first – faux stitching lines and sequins scattered about.
Now, I’d like to introduce a new theme to my posts for A Blog Named Hero – my plan is to do posts like I always have, but then to take something from my post and create a Clean and Simple (CAS) card in the same theme – in other words, take my card and…..
I wanted to see what I could do with this stamp without covering an entire card with it – it’s always good to use stamps in ways that are not immediately obvious. So, here’s my CAS version (and, being a CAS girl at heart, this one is my favourite!)
I stamped with Versamark and clear embossed, then coloured the spaces with Faber-Castell watercolour pencils, then blended a bit with water.
Make sure you check out our latest challenge – there’s still heaps of time to join in!!