This week at WoodwareUSA we're using our stamps to design our backgrounds... I don't use a lot of patterned paper (I tend to hoard it instead) and rely a lot on plain cardstock for my cards. One of my favorite techniques is to stamp my cardstock with the stamps I'm using in the focal image. I REALLY love to create watermarked images on Kraft paper so that's what I did on this card. You've gotta look close to see the image, but it's just enough contrast to pick up the flat paper and give it some needed depth. I used Ranger Antique Linen to make the watermark effect on Kraft cardstock.
I wanted a really big sentiment on the graph paper and didn't have a stamp that size so I penciled a sentiment and then traced over it with my black Copic Multiliner pen. And it had an I so I could add a little BLING!!! I also used a little chipboard flower that I had sitting around. Just peeled off the plastic coated patterned paper off and added some distressing.
Join the fun at WoodwareUSA this week and stamp your backgrounds!!! Post your creation in the inlinks on the WoodwareUSA blog and you'll be in the running for a free stamp set!!!
Stamp set used: Fun Flowers