Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Beautiful Backgrounds Part Deux

Stampin' Up! always has gorgeous background stamps, but I think they outdid themselves this year! I have seen so many beautiful cards done with these stamps - and at only $17.95 each, they're a great bargain!

This first one, made by my good friend Cindy Westerink, uses the new Sunflower background stamp which is stamped on some Beau Chateau DSP (the "chicken wire"). The saying is from the Petite Pairs stamp set, but do you notice what it's punched out with? It's one of the punched images from the Blossom Petals Builder punch! Isn't that a clever idea?
The second card uses the Hello, Doily background stamp and was made by Carol Stofer. Notice the little grouping of pearls in the center of the doily - cute, huh? And she also used some of the new 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon - two pieces side-by-side with some 5/8" Organza Ribbon over the center. She also used the Petite Pairs stamp set. It's such a great set - you'll definitely want to get one to have for yourself. I love "sayings" stamps. I really get my money's worth because I can use them over and over.
Carol and Cindy always have such wonderful cards! I'm fortunate enough to be in regular card swaps with both of these talented ladies!

And one more card using the Sweet Floral background stamp. I showed this to you recently, but I thought it was worth showing again.
Hope you've enjoyed these great cards made with background stamps. If you don't have these particular stamps yet, you should get them... because I'm sure I'll be showing more samples that use these stamps, and then you KNOW that you'll want them for yourself. (At least that's how I am!)

Until next time...

Jayne Stenstrom


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