Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Time to Stamp Background

Here's a collage background paper that I stamped, misted & stamped again for a Cornish Heritage Farms challenge.
I started with 1/2 of a file folder. File folders have a slightly different finish than card stock. I often use them for stamping. I used CHF Time to Stamp for all my stamping first using Ranger Pigment inks: Lemonade, Cloudy Blue, Juniper. These inks act as a subtle resist. I added more stamping with Ranger Adirondack Espresso after I finished misting.

I used various colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Juniper, Patina, Tattered Leather, Winter Pine, Suede and Wheatfields (one of my favorites for a soft tan comparable to Antique Linen Distress ink only with glimmer). I can't begin to tell you what order I sprayed the colors. I started with Wheatfields and added colors until I liked the results. It certainly didn't turn out like the idea in my head........sometimes that's good...... yet I like the results. Such a rich dark tone suitable for masculine cards with wonderful sheen!

Out of this paper, I was able to create 3 cards & a cover for a little notebook leaving only a few small scraps.......

I wasn't really able to capture the wonderful sheen with the photos. If you click on the photo for a closer look, you might see it better.
Here's each one individually..........
.......verse is from Time to Stamp
......another verse from Time to Stamp

.......this verse is from Encouragement Expressions.......

....."just a note" from Script Essential Expressions....

I had fun with this challenge. I didn't spend much time on any of the cards and certainly not the notebook. That was so easy........just cut a piece of the paper to fit the cover & glue it on.

Just think of the possibilities with this technique. Any style of stamps can be used for an infinite number of creative possibilities. Next time you need a number of cards, try this!

Thanks for looking! A BIG THANKS to all my followers who keep coming back even when I don't have anything new to post. Smiles to you! :)


Lynn Stevens said...

beautiful Judy, Love the shimmer in them!

Shar said...

Gorgeous! I love the background paper you rich in color and design!

Shelly Hickox said...

This is very cool! Are you a Technique Junkies member? You should submit this technique to Pat for the newsletter!

Barb said...

Love the time stamp.
went to check it out. had no idea stamps were so expensive.

I'll have to ponder that investment.


barbara jean