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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

CAS 3: Day 3 the Sequel

Hello Everyone,
Here is my second bit of homework. This card is inspired by the card that Laura Bassen created. I loved her card (let's be honest, I love all her cards). I was excited to try this style as it is not one that is in  my comfort zone. The technique is layering stamps. Essentially you stamp a background stamp and then layer other stamps on top. I used Hero Arts "Number Pattern" and stamped it in Soft Granite - I think this ink is actually a little too dark for this technique, but it was the lightest I had. Nest, I stamped the sentiment which is from the Hero Arts Set "Fancy Basics" - I think this bold Happy Birthday really works; I used Ranger Jet Black Archival ink for this. Lastly, I stamped the balloons in Hero Arts Neon inks (blue, pink,  and orange). I double stamped these to make sure to get a nice saturated colour that would pop off the background. I hand drew the balloon strings.

Anyway, overall I am pleased with the result and am glad I stepped outside my style comfort zone. Thanks for stopping by - I love to hear your feedback!

Happy Stamping,


  1. I think you did a great job! I tried the soft granite, and I too, thought it was too dark. I ended up using a different gray color. I really like to bold sentiment. I think that really makes this technique work.

  2. Love the pop of color that the balloons provide, fun card!

  3. It turned out great!

  4. I love this technique and your card turned out great. I love the numbers background! I can't wait to try this one out too!!!

  5. Gorgeous card -- I love how you did this!!

  6. I had the same issue with my background color. I just didn't have an ink in my Stacy that was light enough. Time for me to buy more, I guess. Your neon inks for the balloons are fantastic, by the way. I have to give that a try.

  7. Great card. I love seeing the background stamp used with other stamps.


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