When I saw the requirements for Challenge #22 over at Little Tangles, I knew it was one that I definitely wanted to take part in – not sure if you’ve noticed, but I quite like making up my own backgrounds and patterns from all the stamps that I own 😉
I repeat stamped the Sunburst image first in Peeled Paint Distress Ink across a 12×12 inch piece of white cardstock one way, rotated the stamp and went again with Festive Berries over the previous impressions…here’s a step by step guide:
I’m thinking this could work with a lot of stamps, and you could have so much fun coming up with lots of different patterns – I know I did! Once I’d stamped the whole of my cardstock with the pattern, I cut off a small panel for my card. I wanted a pop ‘o’ black on all that red and green, so I took all three stars from the Sparkle & Shine set and stamped them randomly.
I thought there was something missing, so I went in with a few black paint splatters for added effect – kinda cool, even though you do get a bit messy doing it! I adhered the panel straight down onto the card base leaving a white trim on either side.
The sentiment comes from the My Favorite Things Seasonal Sentiments set – I stamped it on another piece of white cardstock, and die-cut a Spellbinders Labels 20. I trimmed the label into three parts and foam mounted to my card base. Finally, I embellished with some sequins and gemstone…
Thanks for looking 😉