Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Love at first sight.....

Today is my first official post over on the Market Street Stamps blog.  The title of my post is truly how I felt the first time I used the background stamps available on Market Street!  I have been longing for full card front background stamps for so long and these are fabulous!! 

Today I've used the Bit of Burlap background stamp with my Distress Inks.  Starting with cardstock stamped in versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder, I sponged on Barn Door Distress Ink.  You can add a little or a lot.  The color is up to you.  Then going back over my panel with Tea Dye and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks to give it a weathered look.


The LOVE sentiment is from the Hippie Chic stamp set and was white heat embossed on red cardstock, cut out, mounted on brown die cut shape, and popped up over my twine embellishment.



I'm sure you will see me using lots of these background stamps.........they are a favorite of mine!  Do you have a favorite Market Street Stamp background?  I'd love to hear yours!

Don't forget tomorrow starts the Market Street Sketch challenge.  So check back then for more inspiration using a SKETCH from the Design Team.

{LOVE}
Stamps: Bit of Burlap and Hippie Chic (Market Street Stamps)
Paper:  Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, SS White (all PTI)
Ink:  Barn Door, Frayed Burlap, and Tea Dye Distress Inks (Tim Holtz), Versamark
Misc:  Filigree White Embossing Powder (PTI),  Cappuccino Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Jar Labels 2 Die (PTI), Foam Tape

22 comments:

Keva said...

Ooh...I must have this background. It is SO cute. I only have one of their backgrounds - the "Here comes the sun". I love it, but don't use it alot..I need to change that! I really am going to have to go and buy this set, though....right now.

Lindsay said...

Oh girl, this is just fantastic! I am in love with that bg panel! Great job wiit it!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow stunning card love it!!!!

Patty Chalas said...

that is a great background!!

Laura Isham said...

Love this color combo and how you added the stamp on the inside! I need to remember to add details to the inside of my cards like that!

Suzanne said...

I have that BG stamp and I just used it for the first time last night on a bday card for Jessica! I LOVE IT! Your card is amazing, Amy. Love the deep colors and the twine. :)

Jen Carter said...

Amy this is fabulous! Love that background and how you used your inks to create the color! So cute!!

I'm Renee said...

Aren't the "big" stamps awesome? :)
And so is this card...
love the colors!!
And that background is fabby!

trisha too said...

VERY cute card, Amy!!

:)

Marisa said...

Love it - no pun intended LOL!

Christina said...

Wow, what a cool background! The wrapped twine and simple focal point are perfect with it!

Karen B. said...

What a fantastic card, the color is so rich! I love love love my vintage notebook background stamp from MSS!

Angelica said...

I just LOVE this warm color scheme and the embossing makes it extra special. Fabulous job Amy!

Silke Ledlow said...

Awwww...Amy! This is one awesome CAS card! Congrats on all your new design gigs! Sorry I'm so behind...hugs ~S~

~Tammy~ said...

Fantastic CAS card and I love the twine!

Eva said...

I've been eyeing the background stamps from this company...cant see your creations with them

Lisa Petrella said...

Fun background stamp!! I'm going to have to check out the shop at MSS!!!

Debbie Gaydos said...

Ack! I love this! I've looked at this stamp before, but seeing it used here, I can really get a feel for it... and now I want it! Thanks for the enabling, lol! :)

kasia c. said...

I LOOOOOOVE that love tag! I love how you mounted it, I love the twine holding it and I love the backgroundit's on too. :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Ohhhh, I absolutely love this, Amy! It's simply beautiful!

Brandi said...

This is gorgeous! I love the use of the background stamp!

Joyce said...

I have recently discovered your blog. DON'T ask me what took me so long. Anyway, I'm working my way backwards, and will try not to comment on everything, but this card made me stop and gasp. I LOVE what you did with that Bit of Burlap stamp. AND-- I have that stamp. I'm so excited to try this. It's brilliant. I never would have thought of using anything but versamark, but I love what a BOLD statement the white embossing makes. I only have 2 of these--bit of burlap and the zebra, but I love them both.

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