Friday, November 18, 2011

Hi, everyone!
It's another Feature Friday with Skipping Stones Designs and I get to feature the Rustic Tiles stamp set this month!!!  You only have a couple of weeks to get this stamp set for a discount price of $12.49.

I've recently learned how to make an impressive background using glossy paper, VersaMark ink and distress inks.  This technique is so vibrant and gorgeous that I couldn't wait to use it with the Rustic Tiles stamp set to make an impressive background for a card.

I just realized in posting this photo that the holly leaves look black in this picture, but I promise that they are a deep dark green felt.  So much prettier than my camera captured in this photo.  In order to get the red matting around the patterned paper to match, I simply used the same red distress ink directly on the white cardstock.

When I slice down my matted panels, I always end up with thin strips.  These are just perfect to perk up the inside of your cards.

I'm using this card for a few challenges this week.  Card Positioning Systems always has awesome sketches and this week's #244 sketch was perfect to showcase a background.  Christmas Card Challenge #50 also had a perfect challenge for my card which was to use holly or a wreath on your Christmas card this week!

Materials Used (all PTI, unless otherwise noted):
Skipping Stones Designs - Rustic Tiles stamp set
Skipping Stones Designs - Christmas Swirls stamp set (sentiment)
Martha Stewart patterned paper - Snowflace
Ranger Inkssentials - Gloss paper
Fillable Frames #7 die
Holly Jolly dies
Rustic Cream, Kraft and Stamper's Select White cardstock
Pinefeather and Pure Poppy felt
Tim Holtz distress ink - Festive Berries
VersaFine ink - Onyx Black
VersaMark ink
Martha Stewart glitter marker - Lovebird

Have a happy stampin' kind of weekend!!!


Michelle Philippi said...

Love that minty green. This card is like busy, but clean. It's cold like winter too. Happy Friday!

Jingle said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS, Stephanie! I love it!

Wendy said...

This is beautiful. I want to hear more about the new background ntechnique that you learned. I hope your having a good weekend!

jo ( said...

So pretty! Love it!

Kandi Phillips said...

This is gorgeous Stephanie! I love the background and how you transformed it into a beautiful Christmas card!

Jessie said...

What a beautiful card Stephanie! I am loving the red and white background paper you made! So cool!!! You have to share how you did this!!

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