Monday, February 11, 2013

One background, two ways

While I love patterned papers, I really do enjoy using background stamps to create the background for my cards. 
 I just got this Looped Circle Pattern background stamp from Hero Arts recently. I wanted to give it a try out to see the look it had and can I say, I love it!!!
 After I stamped it with white ink and embossed it with white embossing powder, I used a black spray from Studio Calico. This spray with the white embossing creates a rather chalkboard kind of look that is fun. The lacey heart is a Cricut cut as is the smaller red heart and the "loveU" sentiment.

This card fits the Clean & Simple Stamping sketch.


 Here is used that same background stamp again so that I could create a card using the retro sketch and the Colour Q color combination.
 I actually used two background stamps, the Looped Circle one along with a Tiny Spot one.  The cute little hen is cut with the Cricut and my brand new cartridge, Folk Art Festival. I thought the color combination had a Folk Art look to it. The sentiment is also from Hero Arts.

 Here is the Colour Q combo.
 Here is the retro sketch.
And for a few photos...
 I know some of you are dealing with lots of snow, but I went on a walk in my backyard yesterday and these are the cuties that I found.  Acutally lots of these little purple cuties.
 My first red poppy for this year.
 A Gerber Daisy.
A beautiful, lacey rose.
I guess spring is really on it's way.
Thanks for visiting, Linda


  1. Love love love your cards! LOVING that heart on the first one and loveeeeee the rooster on the second one!! And love love love love your flowers!! Beautiful!!

  2. The cards are gorgeous!always beautiful work! Love the flowers!

  3. Your cards are all lovely. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

  4. Such fun cards, Linda, and I love your flowers. I have had three Gerber daisies so far, all hot pink and my Narcissus have been blooming all week. don't you just love it when the flowers are blooming? thanks for sharing your card with us this week at the colourQ.

  5. I really love that background stamp. It adds such dimension. Great cards.

    And thank you for sharing your flowers. It gives us all hope for the spring to come.

  6. Beautiful cards. Really love that first one. And the flowers are stunning! Blessings,

  7. I can't imagine seeing flowers for weeks! I love how you used that stamp - genius!

  8. These are great! I love that first one!

  9. Beautiful cards and I can only wish my backyard was starting to bloom! Great take on the challenges!

  10. Beautiful creations and handmade DP!

  11. Love the stamp - think I might need that one! Cards are wonderful as always and love your gorgeous pictures!