Monday, November 22, 2010



Good Monday Morning, time for another Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.  I saw this technique on SCS and had to try it.  You use an acrylic block to make a cool background.  I stamped Bundled Sage Distress ink by Ranger on an acrylic block, then I stamped Vintage Photo just around the edges. Next, you spritz the block with water, a fine spray like a mini mister. Then you just use the block like a stamp on a panel or card. I love the effect it gives.  You could use multi ink colors for a great effect too.

I stamped the snowflakes (Martha Stewart) with the same two colors of distress ink, and also a pine bough in a darker green ink.  I cut and embossed the Sizzix die cut snowflake from mint green card stock and sponged with Vintage Photo distress ink.  The herringbone paper is from the Home for the Holidays, Melissa Frances 6x6 stack.  I also covered three small circles of chip board with the same paper and stamped the word Joy with Fired Brick distress ink. The brad in the middle of the snowflake is by Making Memories.  The deer is a die cut from Tim Holtz by Sizzix.

For the inside of the card, I used the cutout from the deer as a stencil and sponged with Vintage Photo distress ink.  Added a couple of snowflakes and the sentiment by Penny Black.

I love this technique, can't wait to play with it some more.  Hope you get a chance to try it.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later................


Annika said...

Oh wow, I've never seen a background technique like that - it's lovely!! What a beautiful card!!

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Sue.

Hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!