Grunged, Sponged, Stamped and Embossed Background

CatherineCP Designs, CPD Ink, Embossing, Encouragement, Stamp of Approval

Hello my friends!  Stampers across the country have received their Stamp of Approval Collections and have begun posting great tropical cards and projects on the internet.  We LOVE to see what you are creating, so if you share, please use #catherinepoolerdesigns or #stampofapproval so we can find you!

I had a blast getting inky with this background…all the layered goodness gave such amazing character to what really is a very simple card!  View the video tutorial to see how it was done.

Let's talk about the layers.

Canvas Grunge Background Stamp created the first layer of color and texture.

On top of that, the Coral Cabana Ink Pad was sponged lightly around the edges and a bit through the middle adding some great color to the background.

Next, the basket weave pattern from the Good Vibes Border Stamp Set was stamped over that to create even more interest.

Next, the mesh-like border stamp was stamped in WOW Embossing Ink, the embossed with Rose Gold. The metallic shine that gave just put this over the top!

One last element that I almost forgot!  The leaves from the Leave Me in Paradise Stamp Set…they were stamped in the same color as the background.  Can you see the detail that shines through from the stamps layered under the leaves?  I LOVE this look so much!

The card was finished off with some things they were laying on my desk!  A left over flamingo from the Stand Tall Stamp Set, a die cut leave from Leave Me in Paradise and the sentiment on a die cut circle were all the perfect touch.

I may try this design again with different colors and different die cut images over the top.  Do you have any suggestions?  Leave me a comment and let me know.

Have you grabbed your Coral Cabana Ink Pad and Refill yet?  Click here to view in the shop.

If you haven't purchased your Tropically Yours Collection yet, click here to grab it in the shop before we are sold out.

Every Tropically Yours Stamp Of Approval Collection includes:

  • Stand Tall Stamp Set
  • Tropically Yours Stamp Set
  • Leave Me In Paradise Stamp Set
  • Good Vibes Borders Stamp Set
  • Fearless Pursuit Stamp Set
  • Cabana Tiles Dies
  • Canvas Grunge Background Stamp
  • Project Guide Download


If you missed our product reveals, click here to view the posts.  

Click here to view the Pinterest Board – you'll find some pretty amazing cards made with this collection there!

Click here to view the YouTube Videos made with this collection.

Thanks for visiting with me today, I hope you are inspired!

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