Sunday, January 20, 2013

new stamps . . .

are always fun to play with! 


This new dotted background and the fancy basics sentiments are two stamps from the Hero Arts 2013 catalog that I knew I wanted right away.  I am entering this in the Hero Arts monthly challenge to use something new


and the CAS-ual Fridays to make a card with long and short sides.



After stamping and masking off the sentiment, I used mowed grass and picked raspberry distress inks to stamp  the background twice for some color interest.  A black Sharpie pen defined the sentiment area, with two gems to embellish the card.

It isn't often that I make a one layer card - not sure that I like this one very much.

Thanks to my newest blog followers; I appreciate it!!  And thanks to all of my followers/friends for your sweet comments - you brighten my day with them!

11 comments:

Disp6194 said...

Joy I love that background with the big bold sentiment! Adding those big gems was the perfect accent :)

Karen B. said...

Wow, what an impact both the dots and the large sentiment make! Amazing card!

Anita Rex said...

What a fun background you made! :> Mew stamps really are the best!

Maureen Morton said...

Ah, Joy - I have been eying this background stamp. My only hesitation is that it is wood, which I hate storing. But, with the smashing way you have used it, I may change my mind. This is very cool!

Cindy C. said...

Fabulous bg! Well done Joy!

Lin said...

Love this, Joy! Looks like I should add those big sentiments to my wishlist!

Dawn Turley said...

I LIKE it Joy. The double stamping with the two colours is fabulous.

Linda said...

Nice card Joy-that background stamp looks like it'll be used often-fun and versatile-and I love how you stamped it in two colors!

Virginia L. said...

Well done! I love that background and the use of sentiment and gems! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Robin K. said...

This is such a cool card Joy!! I love the bg paired with that big sentiment!!

Lisa A. said...

What a wonderful card! Love that background stamp...gives added interest, but not too much...love it! The Hello is perfect for your layout and card!! So happy you were a part of the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays, Joy:)!!