Friday, April 10, 2009

Day #3 of sneaks~ Vintage Wallpaper

Well Good Friday to you first off!  Secondly, today is the last day of sneak peeks from Flourishes & today I'm showing a new background stamp called Vintage Wallpaper.  If it looks familiar its because it has some of the same elements that the Thinking of You stamp set has.  It could be a companion set or a stand alone stamp, like I did in this card.  When I was looking for ways to showcase this stamp, I stumbled upon this weeks sketch from 2sketches4you, its kind of "scrappy" which worked awesome.  
When working with clear stamps, especially a large background stamp like this, I don't like to use a water based ink pad, I prefer to use something like Palette or Memento, for this I used a Brilliance Dew Drop inker, which is a pigment ink, but you get nice even coverage.  I prefer to use pigment ink when stamping with any background stamp, the ink dries slower so I don't need to race to stamp my image.
The butterfly and green scalloped border are Basic Grey Porcelain stickers.  The sentiment is from the Sweet Violets set, I showed on Wednesday.  The sentiment was stamped in black ink onto a double ended tag (spellbinders) which was cut and embossed using my Cuttlebug.  The kraft border was created using a Martha Stewart punch.  To tie everything together (no pun intended) I tied a bow on the upper left side of the card.  For your chance to win this background stamp, click your way over to the Flourishes Newsletter & leave a comment on the Day #3 post for your entry to win.
"You inspire me"

materials used:
Vintage Wallpaper background stamp from Flourishes
kraft, dark chocolate & pure luxury ivory card stock
Basic Grey stickers
MS punch, Spellbinders double ended tag, gems, satin ribbon
Brilliance Dew Drop ink

Go and visit the rest of the Design Team to see what they have cooking today~

Don't forget, tonight is the release party from 8-10pm CST, over on SCS in the Flourishes forum.  There will be more sneak peeks, games and prizes, so if you are not busy, I will see you there.


~amy~ said...

wowza...that vintage wallpaper image is spectacular!!! You did a magnificent job on this card Latisha!!!

Jen said...

Beautiful! I love that background...I think I'll be placing another order this weekend...=)

Laura Davis said...

This card is sooo beautiful Latisha! I adore your work:)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty! I like the butterfly and the background looks wonderful.

Kimberly Crawford said...


Julie Koerber said...

Love this contemporary feel Latisha!!! So fun!

Alex said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, girl!! I love this!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Leslie Miller said...

This is gorgeous, Latisha! Just gorgeous! My goodness, that background just speaks for itself, but you've given it a fabulous new look which really shows its versatility. I just love your card!

Anonymous said...

this card reaLly says
beauTifully well!

ChristineCreations said...

Great layout and creativity Latisha!

Ewonne said...

So elegant and just STUNNING!!!

cheryln said...

what a perfectly gorgeous card!! LOVE it in every way!!

disa said...


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