I thought I'd try using my new background stamp (it arrived today!) as a stamped element on this Just Us Girls sketch.
Then I got the idea to also use the background stamp as the background, so it turned out to be more like a spotlight or highlight:
stamp sets - Itty Bitty Banners, Pleasant Poppies; ink - Tangerine Tango; card stock - Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade; designer series paper - Floral District; punches - 1-1/4" circle, 1-3/8" circle; Big Shot with Bitty Banners and Apothecary Accents framelits; Stampin' Dimensionals
Collage stamps, and collage style, are not anything I'm comfortable with, but I had some unwarranted self-confidence that I could learn something *and apply it* in time to make a vintage style card (another style I'm not comfortable with) for Jingle Belles before tomorrow. Yeah, probably not. So, here's the card I made last week and put off posting (huh - looks like the JUGS sketch infiltrated my subconscious):
stamp set: Pines & Poinsettias (retired?! how did I miss that?!); ink: Early Espresso; Stampin' Write markers - Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke; card stock - Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke; designer series paper - Deck the Halls (retired); punch - Decorative Label; Victoria 5/8" crochet trim, Simply Scored, Stampin' Dimensionals
So, I'll go back to Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps to review today's two videos, seven techniques, nine-page .pdf document, seven samples and six links to additional inspiration and see what I can do with my new collage stamp (it arrived yesterday!). Meanwhile, you should probably click right over to Online Card Classes and sign up - I don't know where you'll find a better deal!