Thursday, January 12, 2012

Using a single stamp to make a background paper

The theme for the Clean and Simple class today was to use a stamp in an alternate way, however yesterday's theme of Inspiration snuck back into my card making today. One of the great things about my job as an Architect is that I have a library full of fun stuff - carpet, fabric, paint, wall covering, tiles, etc. The upholstery fabric is especially inspiring to me. I often order sample of fabric I like just because I like it and I keep it on my desk. Sometimes it sparks a color scheme for a client and many times it inspires a card! Today I was looking for a stamp and came across a fabric I took home thinking I would cut out the flowers for a card or scrapbook page and then totally forgot about it. I decided to use it today because it reminded me a little bit of one of the cards that was shown in the clean and simple cards. So I lifted that layout, but used this fabric for my inspiration. This is the fabric...

and this is the card I came up with...

Supplies - all Stampin' Up!
stamp - Growing Green, Thank You Kindly
Card Stock - Chocolate Chip
Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon
Versamark Ink
White embossing powder
Uniball Signo white pen


Dotchie said...

Plain ole yumm on this one. That chocolate color with the white stamping is so rich and full of texture. Also love the music selection on your site!

Mayumie said...

Love it! simple yet elegant.