Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fifth Avenue Floral

I love the large flowers in the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set. By stamping multiple images of one of the flowers on a piece of Whisper White cardstock I was able to create my own unique background. Adding some Platinum Shimmer Paint to the middle of the flowers gave them that little extra sparkle. I think I might add some black dots to the middle of the flower too, I'll post tomorrow on the new look.
I saw a similar card on Mary Fish's Stampin' Up! blog and had to try to it out for myself, and I really like the results, I hope you like it too.

Stamping Tip: Creating your own backgrounds on your cardstock is easy. Just find a stamp that you really like and repeat the pattern several times. It creates a really dramatic look, and works great when you don't have just the right piece of Designer Series Paper to go with the look you want. I used only one color of ink on today's card, but you can really go any direction - keep it one color, or add as many as you want. Just play around with it and you will be surprised at all of the great backgrounds you can create.

For today's card:
Cardstock: Rose Red #102544, Basic Black #102851, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper: Rose Red Patterns #112162
Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral #113734, Whimsical Words (Sale-a-bration)
Ink: Basic Black #101179
Punch: Scallop Oval #114889
Ribbon: Basic Black 5/8" Satin #117285
Embellishment: Platinum Shimmer Paint #116807 (Holiday Mini Catalog) - item will be carried over into the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog

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