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Backgrounds in Bloom: Star Ivy

April 27, 2014

Join us all this week as we explore techniques and card designs featuring our newest background stamps and Creative Dies.  From miniature cards to clean and simple stamping, our designers will have you itching to use our newest stamps in new, fun ways!

Today Elizabeth features 40-310 Star Ivy on her one-of-a-kind, textural creation!

 

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By embellishing her tone on tone background stamping with gold beads and thread, Elizabeth’s card makes an elegant statement. And by using our Creative Die 51-042 Petals to emboss, rather than cut her cardstock, the white matting adds even more textural details.

What background will be blooming on the blog tomorrow?  We can’t wait to share!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Darlyne W permalink
    April 28, 2014 5:39 am

    oohh, this is just lovely. Love the tone on tone as well as the embossing with the die. It all works perfectly!

  2. April 28, 2014 9:35 am

    Very striking indeed with those lovely seed beads forming a corner frame for the ivy panel & I particularly like the way those beads are echoed by the metallic thread with that little ‘punch’ of gold in the middle of the black button. The use of the black button provides a super foil, not only for the gold thread, but the seed beads themselves as the eye is drawn from the gold of the thread exposed across the button holes to the seed beads & vice versa. I like the way the eye moves from the black of the sentiment to the black of the button & vice versa too. My favourite part of this design is that embossed ‘Petals’ panel for the shapes of the petals are reflected in the font of the sentiment as well as the ivy stamped panel. There is so much to enthrall the viewer.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. ggnurse permalink
    April 30, 2014 3:31 pm

    This is a masterpiece! Love the sentiment treatment and the gold beads!

  4. Lynda permalink
    May 2, 2014 8:03 am

    There is so much I like about your card! What is most striking to me though is how you showcased the sentiment by cutting that edge into a curve. I’m going to have to try that!

  5. May 4, 2014 10:26 am

    Love the simplicity, yet elegance of this card. A clever idea to cut the corner with a curve to highlight the sentiment

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