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I love my new Happy Little Stampers stamp set "Thinking of You" so used it for this card:
It's got a great small text stamp that I really like for doing mixed media, layered images over inky backgrounds, etc. I made a Wrinkle Free Distress background, but instead of spritzing with water, I spritzed with a homemade shimmer spray. It's hard to photograph the shimmer but it's there in real life! Here's a close-up of the text stamp over my background. It's subtle as I didn't want it to jump out at you. And take a look at the lovely swirly font on the "with love" stamp that comes with the set. It goes perfectly with my flourish embossing folder border.
The ribbon attaching the sentiment is white in real life - not sure why my photo picks it up as yellow!
The flourish embossing folder also works really well with the two little flourish stamps included in the stamp set - also great for adding interest to backgrounds as you can see at the top right and a bit down on the left hand side in this close-up:
I hope I have inspired you today with my card. The designers and I have had so much fun playing with these stamps! Next you need to hop on over to "LesLee's" blog.
Stamps - Happy Little Stampers
Paper - white cs
Size - A2
Ink - Distress Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves; and Memento London Fog
Accessories - white sheer ribbon, foam tape, Memory Box Prim Poppy die, Spellbinders ribbon label, Cuttlebug flourish embossing folder border, homemade shimmer spray