Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Simply Amazing

I have a strong affinity for background stamps.  I feel like they don't often get the credit they deserve.  A good background stamp can be a background, but it can also be the star of your card.

When it comes to background stamps, Hero Arts makes some of the very best. Today's card features their Snowflake Pattern Bold Print background.  Doesn't really look at all like a snowflake does it?  When I saw this pattern it reminded me of a kaleidoscope.

I stamped the background with white pigment ink on kraft, and the proceeded to selectively color the pattern with colored pencils.  The great thing is that you could color this 10 times 10 ways and get very very different looks.

I didn't really have a plan, I was just having some fun coloring.  Once I was done, I trimmed it down following some of the natural lines in the pattern and used it somewhat like patterned paper.

The sentiment is from an oldie but a goodie from WPlus9, Quite Like You.

That's all for me today.  I'll be back tomorrow with my February book recap.

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  1. Love this so much!! The layout is so cool and the colours aren't ones I would normally use together but I can't stop looking at them. It reminds me of a 60's kitchen tile, very cool and retro!

  2. Its awesome! The colors look just fantastic!! What an interesting way to use a background stamp - just awesome!!
    hugs Ashwini