Monday, August 4, 2014

Together forever

Today is day one of the Stretch your Stamps online card class. Today they gave us some new ideas on how to use background stamps. While I was digging through my stash of stamps I realized that I don't actually own a background stamp….how is this possible?? Anyway, I did find some border stamps and decided to create my own background!

I pulled out Wplus9 quilt prints and on water colour paper (cause I was originally going to pull out the distress inks) I white heat embossed the pattern diagonally across the card front I had. Once it was all said and done I decided that I was going to spritz it instead of doing the water colouring. Took a while for it to saturate into the paper. Once it was dry I removed the original heat embossing I had done with my iron and a scrap paper! Gave it a clearer outline to where I had actually stamped. The mist didn't really resist as I thought it should!

For putting this first card together I decided that with the gold it needed to be an anniversary type card. Just seems classy to me! So I die cut the word together and then covered it with glossy accents and set it aside to dry. Then I cut a panel of my paper I created and place it on. Originally I only had 1 piece there but it didn't look right, thats when I added the second piece and put the small gap between. I then stamped forever add it to a black card base and once the glossy accents was dry added it to the card front! 

For this card I took the leftover piece I had from the first card and die cut together. I just love the inlaid die cut look! Can't go wrong. So after I had die cut out of the water colour paper as well I glued down that piece onto the black card front. Pieced the words all together. Had thought about stamping something different but the forever just looks so right! I then trimmed what was left of the piece I had and add them to the card as well just for some extra detail!! 

Hope everyone else enjoyed day one as much as I did!! Looking forward to so much more inspiration!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Paper: watercolour paper, black
Ink: versa mark, black
Stamps: wplus9 quilt prints, wonderful words together
Accessories: heidi swapp colour shine bronzer and gold, together die (pit), glossy accents


  1. I really like the reversed strips on your portrait card. The wider one makes your die really pop.

  2. This looks fabulous. I love the texture and the extra little strip on the first card is just perfect!

  3. I like the background set you used from Wplus9! Love the black and gold combo!

  4. Very nice! Bet your husband would love either!

  5. Your cards are both very elegant, I love the black and gold together. My fave is the second one!