I’m Wild for Roses

Background stamps are so versatile. These are the big stamps that can cover the front of your card with one press. The Wild Roses background stamp is a bold floral that sparks my creativity. I have two cards for you and several more ideas for future cards. But let me show you what you can do with this stamp to make quick show-stopping cards.

Fade to Grape

This card involved a couple of steps to get the random “faded” areas. First, using my Stamparatus stamp positioning tool, I stamped a different piece of white card stock with a solid image of Gorgeous Grape. Nice image, even color all over. I set that aside for a different project. Next, I tapped my still somewhat inky stamp in random spots with varying amounts of contact with the Gorgeous Grape ink pad and stamped a new piece of white card stock. This is the piece you see in the picture. Cool, right?

I mounted the white card on a piece of Highland Heather and then put that assembly on a a base of Gorgeous Grape. The sentiment is from Enjoy the Moment. I used the Double Oval punch and a piece of ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season trio. The final touch was a few of the Pastel Pearls. Monochromatic, but still interesting.

Tropical Vibe

For this other card, I wanted to use a variety of colors. I went with Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Melon Mambo. I inked up the stamp all at once, letting the colors bleed a bit at the edges where the overlaps occur. I used a layer of Daffodil Delight cardstock with a base of Flirty Flamingo to create the card.

Once I had that part together, I thought it needed a pop of green. So I pulled out to leaves from the Boho Indigo product medley. I could have cut some leaves with the dies that were included but I was pressed for time, and I like the touch of gold. I added a Square Vellum Doily underneath the leaves for more texture.

The sentiment is from the retired Honey Bee set inked in Melon Mambo and punched with the Timeless Label punch. I added a couple of hearts from a past Paper Pumpkin kit because they seemed like the perfect touch of bling. I love mixing new products with what I have in my stash to create unique cards.

I hope you’re finding time to explore your creative side, too. Happy crafting!

Were you inspired?