Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Background Stamp--Take 2!

floral tapestry picture
 Today's card is a follow-up on my previous post about background stamping (Floral Tapestry). Instead of inking up the entire background, I chose to use only part of the background stamp. Keeping the stamped area small makes it less overwhelming. You can then add more elements or embellishments to your design.
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When inking up this design, I used the small cubes of inks (see here) to stamp the colors in the  chosen area (masked off with washi tape). Then I added the ornate clip (Fancy Pants), sequins and ribbons (Pretty Pink Posh). Stamped the sentiment ( Amazing from Penny Black)...done!
I will be back tomorrow for my last week of guest design at Altenew.
 Thanks for stopping by! 

25 comments:

Alanna said...

What a fabulous technique. Love this!

Charlene said...

Totally adorable!!! I love the background!

Sheila H said...

Beautifully done, Virginia. Those ink cubes are perfect for highlighting sections of the background stamp.

Barb said...

Oh wow - love these gorgeous colors, Virginia! And what a fun idea to ink up the stamp that way! It turned out beautifully! ♥

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This is soooo beautiful! The way you have used the stamp is just perfect!

Dawn Turley said...

pretty colours Virginia.

Shelly said...

Very cool! Love how you used the stamp and those colors are simply, gorgeous! Love!

Annette Allen said...

wow love how you did the blocks of color.. such a pretty color combo.. fabulous card..

Colleen Dietrich said...

That's so pretty, Virginia. Great idea to ink up only a portion of a background stamp (they're my faaave kind of stamps!).

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful way to ink up that lovely background stamp. And surely you`ve made it not so `background` anymore !!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty, Virginia! Love the colors!

GeeCee said...

Oooo....so pretty! What a great idea using the ink cubes that way! This is a must try technique for me. Thank you for your inspiration. Luv, luv your blog by the way :) Glenna

Diane Jaquay said...

Don't know how you do it time after time! I love the "patchwork" feel the colors on the flowers have, so pretty!

Harriet said...

This card is beautiful. Virginia, you amaze me and inspire me. Thanks for sharing your special gift.

Carol McCready said...

I love the way the card turned out. The colors are gorgeous.

Miriam Prantner said...

I like the defined areas of color you get with the mini cubes....I need to get some of those!!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I love your card! Those happy 'blocks' of colors made it unique! TFS

conil said...

Wondeful design. Love this technique. Another stamp you can get a lot out of. Thanks for sharing.

donna mikasa said...

Fantastic idea to use those little cubes of color! And that pin is the perfect touch!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

amazing! That's all.

Rahmat said...

Virginia, your card is so adorable and bright, I really like the flowers you stamped, and the pin is so cute and perfect addition..you are such a great inspiration...I am your newest follower :D xx Rahmat

Deepti said...

Superb! love the bright colors :)

Barb Ghig said...

I am so sorry for my late post, Virginia...how clever you are! I'm so impressed with how you used your ink cubes to create this card...it's really stunning! I love the colors and your ribbon and clip, too! Really, really beautiful card!

Laura B. said...

Brilliant idea only inking part of it...love how you think...you are on a roll lately!

Lee Ann said...

Beautiful :)