Dec 8, 2013

SNSS: Typewriter Text Background

Good morning!

Welcome to Day 2 of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' December release blog hops.  Today, we are featuring the fabulous new Typewriter Text Background stamp that coordinates beautifully with the Keep in Touch stamp set we showcased yesterday.

I had fun finding my 'shabby chic' design side while creating this first card today.  I stamped the background in light brown ink on this patterned paper from Authentique.  It's so soft and pretty in person.  Then, I stitched the paper on the card front at a slight angle with a straight stitch, so I could rough up the edges just a bit.

Once again, I pulled out my Nature's Silhouette 2 stamp set so I could add a bird and a leaf (which reminded me of a feather) because for some reason when I think of vintage telephones, I think of the saying 'a little birdie told me...' - why, I have no idea!  But it works for me!  I also used the Bookmark & More die for the tag - L.O.V.E. that collection! 

 To help bring in some sparkle, I added some copper shimmer baker's twine - wow, is this ever pretty in person with this card.  The copper shimmer really brings out the browns on the card and contrasts so pretty against the turquoise ribbon.

For my second card today, I wanted to add some color and use the background image in a more 'modern' and not so much vintage way...  So, I went with my favorite color of late, turquoise.  I can't seem to get enough of this color - the paper & ink is one of Stampin Up's new in Colors this year.  

I stamped the background on white paper and was tickled to see all the texture that is built into this image!  I stitched it directly to the turquoise base and then added some die cut flowers and stamped them with their coordinating images from the Kindness stamp set.  I love the shape of these flower and need to pull them out a bit more often, I do believe!

Here's more information about today's featured stamp set from Korin:

  • Includes 1 background stamp
  • Measures approximately 3.75" x 3.75"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp - $11

Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.

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The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, December 13th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, December 16th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!



Amy Marshall said...

Wow! Love the teal green card.

Cynthia said...

Both designs are lovely, Jessica! I especially like the first shabby-chic design and soft color combo.

Liz Williams said...

Love the use of the twine on this great card.

Terri Orr said...

Both cards are great and it's good to see both the vintage and modern spin to this background stamp.

Two Crafty Catz said...

Oh my goodness these are just beautiful! I love the turquoise pops of colour on the first card and how the ink matches the carstock on the second :D

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards Jess. Love the colors. The papers are so pretty on the first one... love the stitching on the second.

Unknown said...

Both your cards are fabulous! Love the vintage look on the first. The second has a more modern feel. Love this new background stamp!

Sue D said...

Great color choices and card designs.

Heather said...

Mmmmmm . . . turquoise has been one of my favorites lately, too. And I really love the pops of it on your first card. It is a great contrast with the neutrals.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Gorgeous cards, Jessica. The bird is such an unexpected little surprise on the first one- I love that!

Scrappin' Diva said...

What pretty cards, love the shabby chic look!

kiwimeskreations said...

What sweet cards Jessica - that text background is fabulous!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful cards. TFS

Indy's Designs said...

Fabulous cards! Love the vintage look.

Iris said...

Pretty cards - love the aqua and brown combo.
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