Another fabulous Online Card Class just started: Stretch Your Stamps. Day 1 focused on background stamps, in particular the lattice background from Studio Calico.
I love this background stamp so I decided to make two different cards using it.
For the first card, I heat embossed the lattice design in white and then went over the cardstock with peacock feathers distress ink (love this color!). I really wanted to pair the teal color with yellow, so decided to make a sun. I used a wonderful die/stamp set from Papertrey Ink. Then I cut out a tag shape and stamped a sentiment from Studio Calico's new Heyday stamp sets.
For the second card, I decided to use the "kissing" method discussed in the class. I inked up the thank you stamp then "kissed" it with the lattice background. Loved how it turned out.
Stamping on Texture
I also made a card for the Make it Monday challenge over at Papertrey Ink. The challenge was to stamp on texture. I had never done this before so it was a bit challenging for me to figure out a embossing plate and stamp pair that I wanted to use. First I dry embossed a 4.25x5.5in piece of white cardstock with the Papertrey Ink chicken wire embossing plate. Then I stamped the wooden background on the raised portions. It didn't stamp perfectly but I do like how it turned out, feels more rustic. I cut out a tag shape and used that as an embellishment for the card.
Hope you enjoyed.