Thank You Card Featuring Floral Background Stamp

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Hi All,

Hope you are all having a memorable summer! I feel like it has gone by way too fast & I’m so not looking forward to cooler weather.

To keep things in the spirit of bright and fun, I’d love to share with you my latest project. I wanted to use a large background stamp as my focal point of a card. I have been enjoying the inspiration shared over at Online Card Classes (Stretch Your Stamps 2) and thought I would share my take on featuring a large background stamp. I love the way it turned out and as you can see from the video, but it requires quite a few steps. I don’t think it’s the fastest type of card to make, but it does make quite a statement. The colors are so bold and iridescent no matter where the light hits it!


Here’s the how-to-video I created. Feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel as I will now be updating it regularly with new projects & inspiration.


Cardstock: Bazzil textured in Black, Blue & Violet

Embossing: Inkadinkado Black Metallic & Glam Gold

Markers: American Crafts Metallic Markers in Gold, Blue, Violet & Teal

Stamps: Hero Arts – Large Fabric Design, Simon Says Stamp-Life is a journey

Inks: Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Ink – Butter Bar & VersaMark Clear

Tools: EK Success Powder Tool, Tonic Paper Trimmer, Stampin’ Up Precision Scissors, 1/16” Foam Mounting Squares, Heat Gun & Tape Runner Adhesive

You Are Special to Me

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Hi All,

For today’s card I wanted to play with a newer supply in my arsenol. For this project I wanted to use my new Derwent Inktense pencils. These pencils are fantastic! They act like watercolor in that they can be blended and intensified depending on how much ink you layer, but the colors are truly bright and bold as the name suggests. I love using a water brush directly onto the tip of the pencil to gain control of the color and then use it on my project. Another way to use the pencils is to color your project directly, and then use a brush to blend out.

Here is the finished product:

You Are Special To Me



Card Base: Hero Hues Notecard

Paper: Neenah Environmental Cardstock Desert Storm

Stamp: Ditto – Double Vision and Hero Arts Sentiments

Inks: Derwent Inktense pencils