A little while ago I was asked by Janet Hunnicutt from OWH if I would be willing to make a card for one of their posts, focusing on making your own background paper from stamps (rubber or digital), and my card is being featured today. Well, there is just no way that I could refuse, it's such a great cause. All the cards go to the guys and girls in the armed forces, allowing them to be able to write in them and send them back home to their loved ones.
Along the way my card sort of became a masculine looking card because of the colours mainly, which is a good thing, because those are always a challenge to make for most of us.
Paper: cardstock (PTI); Neenah
Ink: Fired Brick, Walnut Stain & Vintage Photo distress inks
Stamps: Unity (clocks); Technique Tuesday (Je t'aime); Hero Arts (Flourish on the heart)
Other: Glossy accents; foam dimensional tape; EK Success Heart Punch
I created the background patterned paper by first stamping the clocks in Walnut Stain (2nd generation stamping) and then overstamping with the sentiment in Fired Brick distress ink. I inked around the edges with some Vintage Photo distress ink.
The sentiment strip was computer generated and matted with a strip of chocolate brown cardstock. The heart was stamped with the Fabulous Flourish stamp from Hero Arts. I also added a little bit of glossy accents on the flourish and inked around the edges of the heart with Vintage Photo as well. Finally, the heart was adhered with some dimensional tape.
A really simple card to make and quite an enjoyable process. It's amazing what you can come up with by just looking at unused stamps! You can see the post regarding my card on the OWH Stars and Stamps website.
I hope I have left you with a little bit of inspiration! Wishing you a spectacular day!