Monday, September 14, 2015

One stamp, two ways...

Hi! I have a lot of cards that I made, photographed and never uploaded on my blog. The cards I am showcasing today are part of that.

I love the cover-a-card stamps by Impression Obsessions. They have a huge range of beautiful background designs and at 5.75" x 5.75" the stamps are really useful. I had purchased the Dotted Floral stamp some time ago. The first thing I did when I it was to stamp it on white, black and kraft cardstock and heat emboss with clear, white and black EPs.

I ended up making two cards from the backgrounds, rest are in my stash.

For the first card I went in for the classic black & white combo.

I stamped in black on a piece of white cardstock and heat embossed with clear EP. I trimmed the panel and mounted on a square piece of black card stock.

The sentiment stamp is from Altenew's Persian Motifs set, heat embossed in gold. I added a gold border around the white panel with a gold gel pen.

For the second card, I went for a more colorful look.

I heat embossed in white on a piece of kraft cardstock. I used my watercolor pencils to color the panel.

The sentiment is heat embossed in white on a strip of black paper. A metal brad completed the card.

Hope you enjoyed the two completely different looks from a single background stamp.

Looking forward to hearing from you.



  1. beautiful cards Nandini.. I loved the pattern and colors you created on the second card :)

  2. Lovely cards and inspiration to use bg stamp differently ! Second one is my favorite !