Monday, July 25, 2011

Woodware Monday....Stamped backgrounds...

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.   
The flowers are stamped with Versafine Onyx ink and colored with Artist Chalk and rubbed to blend with Glycerin and a blending stump.  I layered my flowers on a chipboard flower I distressed with Versacolor Ocean Depth ink.  Adding a little red May Arts polkadot ribbon just gave it some POP and finished off my card.  Notice the little scalloped edge?  It was some hoarded scraps from an old Sassafrass Lass page I've had forever...LOVE IT!

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



  1. This is very pretty, subtle so it doesn't take away from your beautiful focal sentiment. I love the flower you made!

  2. Love this on the kraft cardstock :)

  3. Kerry, I see that wonderful watermarked images!! What a gorgeous card...I love the flower details! Beautiful!