So this post is really just a result of getting my groove going on last week's Friday Quickie. Originally, the post was supposed to be about backgrounds, and after I got going stamping, it turned into a Timeless Textures specific theme. If you missed it, check it out here! The funny thing is it all started out with this pin:
It is from my Stampin Up Inspiration Board. Most of what is there are AWESOME colors, beautiful pictures or designs that look like they could translate to cards. I like it a lot because they are really great to start with if you are stuck with no ideas rolling around in your head!
So I loved the idea of the geometric background in black and white with a pop of color to go with it! So this is my first card! I LOVE this card!!! It turned out great and I really just love that it all came from a rug pin! Check out the video to see how easy it is to stamp! Remember my friends, butts out! ;)
Isn't this just the most fun card?! I really like the little flowers in Soft Sky and the leaves to just really add a punch of color!
In the video, I got a wild hair and decided to go Baja with my stamping by adding one of the other images in the Bohemian Borders set, the diamond. I think it is a fun touch! While I wouldn't want to make dozens of these cards, it is kind of fun to see the difference!
Everything else is exactly the same!
Then I knew I wanted to try this background/border image from the set, Summer Silhouettes. This is one of my all time fav sets from the main catalog because it is easy to stamp and it is a fantastic 2-step set! The colors here are Black and white (obviously) with Bermuda Bay! I pulled in the Beautiful Bunch set that coordinates with the fun flower punch I've been using and I love the look!
It is so hard to photograph the look of Wink of Stella, but i have it on the black center (1/2" circle punch) as well as the petals of the flower! Super simple card but really striking with that neat background design! I don't think I am done with this design yet--I can see too many more possibilities!!
The greeting is from Cottage Greetings.
Here is another fun card using the Stamp A Bag stamp set (while I have stamped a bag with this set, it is absolutely one of my favorites for card-making)!! There are several options for backgrounds and I LOVE this one!!! Black and white polkadots are AWESOME!!! How could you not like the look of these?!
Interesting to note: This background is stamped with the Black Archival pad and the next card is stamped with the Black Memento. You can really see the difference-the memento almost looks gray to me. Worth using the Black Archival ink for that true black look.
I love these two cards, too! This is another design I am just not done with yet!! This is one of the projects for this weekend's A Day in the Creativity Cave! I have a couple of spots left if you would like to join in on the fun! I am so excited about the take home version! You can see the details here and reserve your take home kit! This is truly an amazing deal!! LOTS of bang for your buck!!
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