We have had several busy days in a row – preparing and hosting Stampin’ Up Bingo, waiting for Baby Rist, Chiefs homegame, and I think it will be Wednesday before things slow down abit since we have the Valentine card class today and the church card ministry tomorrow. I’m not complaining though because I prefer to be busy.
So our grandson Calvin James arrived on Friday afternoon and he is a beauty. They made it home yesterday, and we took them dinner last night. I’m sure last night wasn’t easy but it won’t be long until they are into a routine – they will get it figured out like all new parents. So very thankful that as grandparents we can be there to help when needed.
Background Stamps – Are They Really Limited?
So this week we are going to focus on background stamping. You know, those stamps that are so big you only get the one image in the case? No greetings, no coordinating dies, nothing but one stamp. Most of us have a few of them BUT rarely use them because – you know – just one image! I’m equally bad about experimenting and playing with them so this week we are going to try to see the possibilities with that huge stamp!
Resist Heat Embossing With Tropical Hideaway!
I loved the image of this stamp from the get go – so much that I found I have TWO OF THEM!! LOL!! Today’s FB LIVE is using Heat Embossing with blending brushes to add color and interest to the foilage background. Color choices were Parakeet Party, Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Shaded Spruce, and a touch of Evening Evergreen. By heat embossing white with the outine of the leaves in the stamp set, I can then go back and add colors to the background and the white embossing will pop against those colors!
Link To Today’s FB LIVE!
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Check In Tomorrow For Another Background Stamp Tri
Be sure to come back tomorrow to see another background stamp idea – let’s get some use out of those stamps since they are taking up room on our stamp shelves! They are no going to increase in value because they are unopened and unused. Not an antique here! Until tomorrow, keep stamping, keep crafting, and God Bless!Product List