Crushing on Cardstock Day 4 backgrounds

I have been using Day 4 background ideas for a few cards.

Happy Birthday

For this card I used a My Favorite Things background stamp, a die from The Stamps of Life, and the butterfly using my Spellbinders Hot Foil machine.

Floral Hi

I used a SU 3D embossing folder on this card along with a stamp set from Unity Stamps. The die is from The Stamps of Life.

I enjoyed the different kinds of backgrounds created by Keisha Charles on Day 4. This is a small look at the kind she created.

Sunray Slimline

One of the techniques Yana showed in Crushing on Cardstock involved using Sunrays with dies. I do not own the dies, so off to Google I go searching for a template. The one I found is one I have used several times from Kristina Werner in 2012. Here is her blog post link with the template to download:

Sunray Slimline

My cardstock is SU Regal collection colors. When all of the rays were completed, I used a die cut from Pink Fresh Studio to cut the entire set of rays. I loved the card Yana created in the mini-slimline size, but my rays seemed to need a larger size. This particular die set was gifted to me from someone who doesn’t like the slimline size, so I said I would give the die set a try. It is a fun set with two sizes of the pattern I used here and a few dies with no pattern, which I used for the black piece. The card base is Ivory by Gina K Designs along with the butterflies and greeting.

I added the butterflies from a My Favorite Things set called Spread your Wings. I added color with markers close or the same as the cardstock. I added Nuvo drops rather than sequins. There is also the same shimmer added to the butterfly bodies and a lot of shimmer on the wings.

I enjoyed making this card. I am enjoying what I am learning in the class and will hopefully have time to create more cards with techniques and ideas from the class.

Potted Succulent One

I am taking an Online Card Class, called Stamp Happy. This class is using Hero Arts stamps, dies, and other products. Hero Arts was my first love with stamping. It is enjoyable to get back to my stamping roots, so-to-speak. Day 1 class is all about wood mounted stamps. There are three demonstrators bringing ideas today. So far, I have made two cards, using the same stamps.

Popped Succulent

For the first card, I repeatedly stamped the Potted Succulent stamp, using my stamp positioner, in two colors. I began with Memento Tuxedo Black, then stamped all other succulent images with Memento Flannel Gray. The sentiment is from Power Poppy Sassy Succulents. I couldn’t find a Hero Arts sentiment in my stash that fit.

Potted Succulent Card Two

Card two uses the same stamps, same kind of ink, and same paper. This is the first time this stamp has been inked. I have had it for several months sitting on my desk. I kept looking and wasn’t coming up with anything to use it for, till today, It worked great for the class ideas.

Thanks for looking at my journey through this card class.