I have wanted this stamp for, oh, forever. And every time I went to place a Hero order at my favorite, trusted Hero suppliers, it was out of stock. Duh. It's, well, cool.
I finally got lucky on my last order...when there was just one left!
Over the next few days, I'm going to show a variety of uses for small patterned backgrounds like this. We'll start with the most obvious use of a big background stamp...a big background.
This card uses an old sentiment (Stampabilities, I think) that I just love, some turquoise bling flowers that I just love, and a piece of A Muse card stock (thanks, Joan!) that I just love.
Tonight, I'm all about the love, basking in the glow of cool stamp ownership.
Stamping Tip: When using big background stamps, I use one of two methods for getting a good impression. #1) Ink the stamp and place it inky side up on the table. place the card to be stamped on the stamp, cover with a sheet of scrap paper, and use a bone folder to rub over the surface of the stamp. #2) Place the paper to be stamped on a solid floor or piece of good-one-side plywood. Place the inked stamp down on the paper and then stand on the stamp. Works every time.
stamps: Stampabilities, Hero Arts
ink: Memento gray, SU cool caribbean
paper: A Muse, no-name white, PTI gray
accessories: dimensionals, gemstone flowers