Monday, August 26, 2013

Loving a background stamp

When I got this new Hero Arts background stamp recently, I knew I wanted to find all of the fun ways that I could use it. The stamp is from the new Holiday and Stamp Your Story catalog.
 For this card, I stamped the stamp with black ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder on black cardstock.  Next I gave the entire image a coat of white paint.  I waited until the paint was partially dry and then wiped off the excess.  This exposed the black, embossed lines and filled in the open spaces in the image.  If you wait too long to wipe the paint off, it will have dried too much to remove successfully. 
The banner and butterfly images are from the My Favorites Hero Arts set, the words are from the My Words set.  I colored the butterfly with two colors of stamp pads and then gave it a spritz of water so it has a watercolor look when stamped.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. Beautiful and the butterfly is a nice touch.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. I can see why you love that background stamp.

  3. Gorgeous! LOVING that chevron background!!!

  4. Fun! I will have to add that to my list of techniques to try. TFS!