And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Rose Collage

Hello friends!  Hope you all had a marvelous Super Bowl weekend! Congratulations to all you Giants fans!

It's my day to post on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog, so I thought I would share my sample here as well!   Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has done it again...the February release was fabulous!  The collage images and silhouettes are perfect stamp sets to be used with many wonderful background techniques.  So I grabbed my distress inks and started playing around!

Creative Nugget:  The inspiration for my card came from Sunday's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoaststampers, Darsie Bruno.  You can see Darsie's fabulous gallery here.  I used the same two new Sweet 'n Sassy clear stamp sets, "Rose Collage" and "You,"  as Darsie did to make her fabulous Rose Collage card.  To make the background for the beautiful Rose Collage stamp, I started with a piece of white card stock and crumpled it up...just bunch it up into a little ball...the more creases, the better! Flatten it out and rub a distress ink pad over the creases.  I used Spun Sugar on my sample.  Then spritz it with water so the ink begins to spread and run. Use an old iron or a craft iron to help dry the card stock and flatten the paper even more.  You can leave it as is, or sponge on more color.  I decided to add some Scattered Straw and Antique Linen. When you are happy with the results, stamp your image.  The ribbon was distressed as well.  I just dragged the ribbon across the Spun Sugar and Scattered Straw ink pads to lightly stain it.  A few torn edges, paper piercing, and pearls finish the card. What do you think?

I hope this makes sense to you, but if not, visit Tim Holtz's blog to see a video tutorial on this and other background techniques.  To see a sample of another fabulous background technique using alcohol inks, see my last post.

I hope you'll grab your Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and try some beautiful backgrounds.  We'd love to see what you create!   Happy stamping!

As always...thanks for stopping by!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Rose Collage, You (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, StazOn Jet Black (Tsukineko),  Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw, and Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Select White, True Black (PTI), Neenah Solar White (SNSS), Yours Truly Paper Pad (Echo Park), Vellum (SU!)
Accessories: Felt Applicator Tool (Tim Holtz), Kaiser Pearls, Silk Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon)


Kim S said...

This is absolutely stunning! The technique is gorgeous and your choice of colors keeps it sweet but it still "glows"!

Steph Herbert said...

Seriously awesome card! I love the colors. Fantastic job! :)

Janice M said...

Cathy this is Gorgeous!! You really rocked this stamp!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Cathy. That background is lovely and the Rose Collage looks great on it! Love the ribbon and the torn edge too!