I love my crafternoons! It is when I get a little time alone to do my crafts (usually on a weekend). Today, I want to show you how I turned the Hardwood stamp into a frame rather than just a mere background. I stamped crumbcake card stock with baked brown sugar ink, then using my Stampin' Trimmer, I cut out the inside of the card stock to the size I wanted. Then I spritz it with water and crumpled it to get a more weathered wood look. This made a perfect frame for my flower. Using Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities to color in my stamped images, I believe these inks make the images come to life. I just love the new blendabilites and can't wait to see more and more colors come out in the future. I used the standard A2 card size and trimmed the opposite corners with a my corner rounder punch. These are just a few of the items that I used to create the Sympathy Card pictured below.
Remember, just because it is a background stamp, doesn't mean it has to be used only as a background. Get those creativity juices flowing and have a wonderful CRAFTERNOON !!!
In my Opinion: Although the clear stamps are less expensive, I prefer the wood stamps for large backgrounds. It makes it much easier and less messy. Plus it's always ready with very little prep time.
|Hardwood Wood Stamp Set||133032|
|When you walk into a house and see beautiful hardwood floors, you instantly drool. Get that same reaction to your cards with this wood mount background stamp.|
Happy Stampin' Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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