Saturday, 22 November 2014

Burlap Stamping


Happy Saturday my fellow crafters.  I am taking a break from all the Christmas cards today, to share with you a card I made using stamps from Penny Black.  I was inspired by the challenge today at Splitcoast from the Resurrect Antiques site.  They showed some interesting rolls of burlap ribbon and that got me thinking.  I have had a piece of burlap sitting on my messy desk for so long that I decided to experiment with it for stamping. 
I had a piece of white cardstock that I had rubbed off the tip of my Goosebumps bottle onto.  For those of you that don't know what Goosebumps is, it is a glue-like medium, that when applied onto your paper, acts like a resist.  
(You can see another card I made using Goosebumps and a link to the product HERE)
When that was dry, I adhered a piece of burlap to my acrylic block then inked with Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Faded Jeans Distress ink and stamped away.  I think it gave such a warm, textured look to my background against a crisp winter sky.   Next, I inked up the new Etched Branches stamp from Penny Black and stamped it across the bottom of my card front.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Gratitude stamp set in the upper corner to finish off my card.
I think this would make a great masculine card don't you?

Also adding my card to these challenges:

Sister of Craft- ANYTHING GOES

A Crafty Mess- ANYTHING GOES

Crafty Catz- WINTER THEME

Daring Cardmakers- SOMETHING OLD-burlap/ SOMETHING NEW- Etched Branched

Sister Act- ANYTHING GOES


Thanks so much for coming by.  Hope you enjoy a great weekend.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ burlap/ acrylic block/ Distress ink/ Goosebumps medium

12 comments:

  1. Very beautiful card, I really love your background!!! Super!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  2. I loooove that background! Such a beautiful wintery card. Thanks for sharing with us at the Daring Cardmakers this week!

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  3. Beautiful design, the background is fantastic, it compliments the image very well. Shirleyx

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  4. Karen, that adds amazing texture! What a beauty! Hugs my friend :)

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  5. Stunning back ground and the image looks fab against it. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

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  6. Oh, how amazing is this, Karen? First, it's my (our) favorite color...hehe! And, second, it's gorgeous with the texture you've achieved! Stunning card! Warm hugs, sweet friend!

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  7. I love your cards and you always give great instructions. Thanks for the inspiration and ideas.

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  8. I tried some stamping with burlap and it didn't turn out like yours. This is a great background for one of my favorite stamps.

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  9. Beautiful card, the texture is so effective. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

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  10. a beautiful card with an icy feel , love the textures, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz, hope to see you again
    Tilly

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  11. A great bit of recycling! It's made a beautiful background and a great project.

    Thanks for joining us at A Crafty Mess and hope we'll see you again for the next challenge.

    Helen x

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  12. I love the colors and feel of this card. I used to have some of that goosebumps stuff. I wonder where it went to.... I didn't think of it as a resist.

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