Happy Moments, Splendid Thoughts, Stampin Blends alcohol pens, Tropical Hideaway

All the greens card

Todays blog post started because I found a piece of glossy photo paper I had obviously been using as a mop up from ink smooshing. It had been hanging around on the desk and I decided the day had come to play with it.

As you know I am assessing my stash at the moment for its future usefulness and also to make sure I get my use out of it so decided to grab this Tropical Hideaway background stamp and stamp it in black over the top of the inky background.

I don’t actually think I’ve got much use out of this stamp so prepare to see it a few more times as I want to have a few more goes with it before I think to get rid of it.

I love how the smooshed background works well at adding colour and depth to the leaves and with very little effort!

I then grabbed a couple of scraps of green and black to add the banners and the rectangle to add the focal image to.

I chose the splendid thoughts stamps and coloured the leaves with my stampin blends and then cut it out. I did choose to fussy cut as I couldn’t be bothered to grab the Big Shot and die cut it.

Next I added a little sentiment and embossed it in white on the black.

I decided the bright lime green Parakeet Party was perfect for the card base but did add a black base to the stamped background to frame it first.

Finished off with the black gems too.

Simple but I think a really interesting card especially as that glossy photo paper creates a nice different texture from my usual card backgrounds.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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