Monday, July 13, 2009

Fun with backgrounds

Today, the monday chicks are creating backgrounds from stamps! I didn't stamp a background with many little stamps, just one great big one, lol! I'm sure I'm cheating a bit, but I got my new SU! order today and couldn't wait to play with this Medallion stamp!
Isn't it beautiful? I actually loved this card so much that I gave it to DH right away, I didn't want it sitting in a pile of cards with all the other lonelies! This one deserved to be loved;)
I stamped the Medallion background in Momento Rich Cocoa ink on Rustic Cream cardstock (PTI) and then roughed the edges up a bit. I sewed it to the chocolate chip card base for a little more texture. I wanted the card to be CAS but you know how I love my little details! Embellishing a card is my favorite part! I know it's kinda hard to see, but I added some rhinestones on the inside of the medallion, it looks so sharp IRL! The sentiment is from none other than Verve Stamps. Feeling Groovy is one of my favorite sentiment sets because of all the fun sentiments to use for cards for your sweet husband:) I still get choked up when I read this sentiment, I can just hear the gorgeous song playing, that one does me in! This set is definately an emotional one for me. "I've finally found a love of a lifetime" is another favorite. I remember when I was dating Billy, I would play this song over and over again. I burned a cd of love songs for him (SO corny, I KNOW! But he loved it, and still has it:) and this was one of the songs on the cd. Awwww....
OKAY enough sappies:) One more card! Again, cheating! Oh well, hopefully I won't get fired from the Monday chicks:D I thought it would be fun to stamp these circles from Circle Circus by SU! and then layer them on the background paper. The colors Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, and Baja Breeze coordinate perfectly with this paper (which I can't for the life of me remember who it's by!) I stamped all the different circles in different colors, cut them out, and them popped them up! The sentiment is from another SU! set but I can't remember which one right now.
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Have a great week my ladies! See ya back here TOMORROW!


Giffysk8s said...

LOVE them, Amber! Those circles are fab! And don't you just LOVE the new SU In Colors?!!

LOVE the CD story, too. We've got one of those. Sappy or not, it's special! :)

jpmayo said...

Absolutely gorgeous Amber!!
I LOVE that stamp...must have it...after I see how much $$ is left after CHA, lol ;)

Ida P. Krause said...

Great cards but I've got to say the Circle Circus card really caught my eye. How clever to use the circles on top of background paper. Really nice.

Christy Lynn said...

So I got home last night and made the mistake of laying down on the bed to talk to Lee and next thing I know...I've conked out and it's 7:45. Oops. So all I got done last night was putting together my stamp sets! You did great, both your cards are awesome, and I really wonder WHY on Earth I didn't buy that Medallion stamp already!!

Kerri said...

I LOVE that medallion! It's definitely going on my next order : ) Awesome cards, Amber!

Michelle said...

I love that you gave that card to your husband - - love when cards are used considering how many we make! It's CAS...for you ;) - - but I got crazy love for all your embellies and details!