It’s Barb here today sharing a few cards I created with my new background stamp…The Capture Number Background! I love the chunky bold numbers, and thought it would be fun to play with it a few different ways! Here is my first card:
For this card, I used the stamp in the most traditional way. I heat embossed it in white, and blended my shadow inks to add a gradient of color, I love the chalkboard look on my cards, so I added my sentiment by stamping it in white on black cardstock, added a few smudges (for a realistic effect) and finally a hand drawn border.I mounted both panels on to a black card base, and placed a piece of white cardstock inside the card to write my message.
*TIP: Shadow inks and distress inks leave residue on heat embossed images. Instead of using water or a wet baby wipe to clean it off (doing so may warp the card), I use a small amount of alcohol on a q-tip to remove the ink. The q-tip also makes it easier to get into really small spaces!
For my second card, I thought it would be fun to use this background stamp to create an embellishment on a card. I inked white cardstock with Ruby Red ink, and die cut it with one of the heart frame cuts. I love an angled card with separate panels, and I think the sentiments from the Enjoy Today stamp set work perfectly for this design. I added a bit of twine and a DIY enamel dot, and my card was finished.
TIP: For a tutorial on creating your own enamel dots, please go to This Post
To view and purchase all of the supplies I used on both cards, please click on the photo in the Inlinkz below. And, as always, please don’t forget you are always welcome to use Coupon Code: BARB15 for 15% off your order of $25.00 or more (before tax and shipping) in the a2z Store where there are lots of new products being added every day!
Lastly, there is still plenty of time to join us for this month’s Challenge by going Here or clicking on the link in the right side bar! You only need to use two Hero Arts ‘hard products’ (stamps, stencils) to qualify, and the winner will receive a $25.00 Gift Card to the a2z Store!
I hope everyone’s weekend is off to a great start! Thanks so much for stopping by!