Friday, July 10, 2009

Friendship Birdie

I went to a Stampin Up! card class this morning with my friend Caryl...look at one of the cards we made! I think it is just gorgeous! I've never used the large background stamps before and was a bit intimidated by them. Not anymore...Caryl showed me how to use them and my project turned out great! There is no patterned paper on this card, just the big background stamp...think of the possibilities! After stamping the background, we took daubers and rubbed different colors over it. So cute! We used the distress tool to get the edges ragged. It's got kind of a vintage look... I just love it! It was also very easy to make. Just layering the different card stock on and calling it done. For the bird image, I colored that with Stampin' Write markers to get all the different colors on, then gave it a huff-i breathed on it-and then stamped right onto my card stock. Easy as can be. I will definitely be using these techniques again.

Supplies-All products are from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for dropping in. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Kathi Carlson said...

Beautiful card, Barb! I loved the big background stamps and miss them. The stamp you used looks particularly interesting, and you're right - lots of possibilities!

Sarah said...

Wow Barb it turned out amazing! So pretty, and that bird image is gorgeous.

Kim Burmeister said...

This is spectacular! I have been intimidated by those by background stamps too. This is awesome! Okay, now I will want to try this. Love it!

Alanna said...

Great card Barb. It looks like you really knocked this one out of the park.

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous Barb! Wow! I wouldn't know what to do with stamps like those, but this sure is terrific. Sounds like you had a great time and I'm so glad.

Have an awesome weekend my friend!

stampmonkey said...

Looks like you guys had a blast, and your card is so lovely...nice side benefit! ;) Looks like you've already mastered these new techniques!

Risa said...

Wow...I seriously thought your background was design paper! What gorgeous results from the background stamp! I love everything about your card Barb! Your image is beautiful and I love the added texture!
I am intimidated by using background stamps, but maybe I will get a bit more adventurous and give this technique a try? *lol* We'll see!!
Have a great day Barb!

Lisa Stenz said...

Hey Barb. This card is beautiful! I love the multi-colored look you created. It was great to see you yesterday, even if it was just for a few minutes. I miss you my friend. Let's get together and do some stampin' soon! Love ya!

Maricar said...

Beautiful card, Barb! Does CTMH sell background (big) stamps?