Thursday, October 20, 2016

Just For Fun: Cupcakes & Backgrounds! Oh My!

I have been showing you a lot of really fun ways to use JFF stamps when you are creating Halloween cards and pages and today I am going to take those same rubber Just For Fun stamps and switch things up a little bit.

For this card I used the Birthday Cupcake stamp set found here. I wanted the stamp to stick out, but I am also trying to finish off that very bold and very retired Confetti Wishes paper from CTMH, so I decided to use the stamp as a background stamp. I am hoping that this will let the multiple smaller stamps stand out against the bold DSP.  

In order to get that faint look from the stamp I used clear Versa Mark Ink and heat set the images prior to sponging ink onto the paper. Some tips if you are new to these techniques are to stamp in a triangular pattern. This creates a random, but not so random, pattern and is a small design secret (kind of like the rule of three's.) When stamping in a larger area I always tend to either have not enough or too many and this trick kind of helps out with that. Also when and if you decide to sponge ink a background always start in a circular motion with the sponge off the paper then slowly bring it to the area you wish to cover. 

Here is a closer look at the center of my card. 

To finish off the card I fussy cut out some flag templates and added a vellum sentiment. I love using these little sentiments because I can pick up a whole package really cheap and they work wonderful for quick and easy add-ons. 

I then continued to add to the card in a triangular pattern and added embellishments in two separate spots, the red gems in the corner and the best day ever batch. For the cluster next to the sentiment I just grabbed some "matching" items out of my stash and pieced them together. When I say matching I mean that they resemble the theme of the card and the color combinations, somewhat. 

I hope you enjoyed my project today. Of course I have some links for you guys to check out. If you are interested in seeing more of my projects using the JFF Stamps you can check them out here. I also have some awesome projects using that lovely and very bold Confetti Wishes paper pack and you can view those here. Then of course you can follow us at the JFF blog and come shop with us at the store

Thanks for stopping by!

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