Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Stamped Background Birthday card
This is the card I made for DS2's birthday last month. I haven't previously blogged it, because I am not sure I got it quite right! I sent it anyway, though...... LOL.
I wanted to achieve a stamped collage-y background, with some text as a feature. So I started with a distress inked card blank (Antique Linen and Tea Dye), used a crackle background stamp in places, then overstamped with various other designs. The bottom right corner was a little too dark, so I added the ribbon and the strategically placed flower and die-cut, then the other flower for balance. The sentiment didn't stamp very well, so I went over it with pen - gives that 'handwritten' touch, don't you think?!
It's not quite what I envisaged when I started it ..... but it's not too bad, I'll have to have another go at some point :-)