Summer Card Camp 2 – Day 2

Day 2 of Summer Card Camp provided lots of great ideas for stamping techniques using that same beautiful color scheme.  I chose to try stamping on a painted background and this is what I came up with:
I have a very large collection of acrylic paints (mostly from Martha Stewart because her paints are highly pigmented and perfect for a billion different uses) so I was thrilled to have a reason to break them out.  I painted my background on some Canvasette because I wanted the look of a mini painting and the ease of cutting and adhering paper.  
After painting what I thought resembled a sunset (love these colors!), I stamped a few different images from the “Garden Silhouettes” set from Annabelle Stamps (find this set here) in Versafine Onyx Black ink.  This set of stamps is loaded with different flower silhouettes and it took me a while to decide which ones I liked the best…but I eventually decided on a grassy, cattail-ish type of look.  To use the complete color scheme, I popped this image up on top of some turquoise cardstock from Stampin’ Up.  The sentiment was heat-embossed in white using a stamp from the “Everyday Sayings” set from Hero Arts (CL-342).  
Although I was happy with the simplicity of this card, I added the matching twine for two reasons: 1) I couldn’t believe I had twine that matched exactly, and 2) I had smudged some of my black ink below the stamping!   Oh well…better  luck next time.   
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4 Comment

  1. Another beautiful card! You execute technique very well!

  2. Great looking card!

  3. Good use of the color scheme and of the stamps you chose. Very nice card. What is Canvasette, I’ve never herd of it?

    1. Wow…thanks for the great comments everyone! Kirsten – Canvasette is just paper canvas that you can get at most art supply stores in a pad of about 10 sheets. It has the texture of canvas and it’s really just heavy paper that’s already primed so it’s cheap and easy to use for acrylic painting. I don’t normally use it for cards, but I kinda like the idea of making mini paintings now!

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