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Sunday, May 23, 2021

{Trifecta Cardmaking} Cards with Beautiful Backgrounds

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! We are back with Trifecta Cardmaking, a fun feature wherein you'll see how the three S's in our line -- stamps, stencils, and stickers -- play well in cardmaking. Guest designer Sue Symens is back with a trio of cards with beautiful backgrounds.

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Hello. I am back for another edition of Trifecta Cardmaking -- stamps, stencils, and stickers all rolled into one card times three. Today's cards are some of my favorite to be created with this technique so far...


On a white A2 card base I used the Delicate Links stencil and soft gray ink to blend a background. Using the Lotus Love stamp set, I stamped the water images in amethyst ink and the greeting in black ink over the water images. Then on water color cardstock I stamped several of the floral and leaf images and painted them. When they were dry, I covered them with Wink of Stella and fussy cut them out. Placing the Newsprint Background Bits #1 sticker on amethyst card stock and  mounting to card front with foam tape. The flowers and leaves were glued over the sticker and a few Nuvo drops were added to accent.


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This card started with a white panel that I ink blended the flowers with three colors of ink with the Bloom Silhouettes stencil. Then I covered the panel with the Newsprint Background Bits #1 stickers and trimmed the panel down mounting it to a white card base with foam tape. Using the Lotus Love and Wooded stamp sets I stamped the sentiment strip and mounted it to the card front with foam tape.

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With my final card I was going for the mixed media feel again. I started with a scrap of white card stock that I stenciled the word Hugs from the Hello & Company stencil in orange ink. I then stamped some random hearts in rose ink placing the Mixed Media Background 1 clear sticker over and trimmed to fit the size of the sticker. Using the Art Marks 2 stamp set I stamped a top folding, white A2 card base and mounted the sticker panel to card with foam tape. I then die cut a series of hearts, glued them together for dimension and stamped the greeting from the Literary Caffeineations.  After punching a hole through the heart, tying a jute knot and mounting to the card front with foam tape the card was complete.



I hope you enjoyed this journey through the Cardmaking Trifecta and will plan on challenging yourself. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

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    • Lotus Love stamp set ($15)
    • Delicate Links 10mil stencil ($6)
    • Newspring Background Bits #1 clear stickers ($7)

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19 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing how you made these wonderful cards.

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  2. Pretty cards! Nice use of the stamps, stencils and stickers!

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  3. Wow! Love the cards and techniques. Pretty!

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  4. These cards are so beautiful! I love them all and especially the first one with the lotus flowers.

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  5. I like the middle card best, but they are all so nice!

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  6. Nice ideas for combination of the elements. Great backgrounds.

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  7. WOW these are wonderful - love the sympathy card in particular
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  8. The flowers are just beautiful. I especially like the Lotus flower.

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  9. Beautiful lotus flower and I love the background bits sticker!!!

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  10. Love the lotus card .. beautiful stenciled background, clever use of the sticker, and lovely fussy-cut flowers -- add the Wink of Stella probably looks amazing in person.

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  11. Wow, these are gorgeous and I LOVE the beautiful lotus design in purple!

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  12. How amazing to be able to use all three products to make these cards! I really like the combo of lotus flower and text sticker!

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  13. Great cards, Love the look of the soft gray ink stenciled on the Lotus card.

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  14. Fabulous cards! I love the use of the sticker over the stenciling!

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  15. lovely cards - the first one is my favorite - so creative

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  16. I love all the backgrounds and tutorials.

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