My rubber stamps were feeling neglected and my ever-growing paper collection was collecting dust. The best remedy I know for this is to make cards! I've had a fun few days stamping, cutting, adhering and just plain playing.
Here are 2 cards I made featuring a stamping technique from the Technique Junkies newsletter. The name of the technique is Background Burst and the name is an accurate reflection of the results. Unfortunately, the full beauty of the backgrounds do not show very well in these scans. To me, they have the look of a worn tapestry: a little distressed, with the hint of a colorful past. I purposely kept both cards simple to show off as much background as possible. Why hide it?
Background stamp from Stampin Up and I have no idea where the sentiment stamp came from!
This second card is my favorite. The technique calls for a large background stamp, but I chose to use this abstract daisy stamp all over the paper as a substitute for the large stamp. I like the effect of the overlapping petals. Background daisy stamp from Stampington and the sentiment is from Stampin Up.