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Thursday, 10 July 2014

Background stamps or not background stamps that's the question? (by Maria)

Hey everyone,

Today I have some new samples for you to try out,  I have played with my Pan Pastels, and here are the results:

I have added a butterfly from the Tangled Garden stamp set.

Here, I have added stamps from the Mermaid Queen and Seashore rubber stamp sets.

I have added the word 'inspire' taken from the Artistic Expressions stamp set. What do you think about them, can't they inspire you? I just wanted to show you the possibilities of these gorgeous fragment stamps. I love these stamps only with a text or a word, but they are beautiful with an image as a background as well, the choice is all yours. I love them and I'm sure you will love them too!

Have fun ladies, I'm very curious what you will make with them!



  1. These are great Maria I especially love the first one
    Jackie x

  2. Inspired indeed - thank you :)

  3. these are all wonderful - such fabulous stamps xx

  4. So creative Maria. Beautiful results.
    Flo xx

  5. These are all really inspiring that's for sure and the work perfectly as the focal point or as a subtle or not so subtle background. I love all the colours, and the use of pan pastels which certainly bring out all the detail in the stamps. x

  6. Fascinating to see how you've used the same set using the texture stamps as background for a sentiment or as background for a focal image as well & placed them side by side - my favourite is your second 'inspire' but your tangled butterfly is a very close second as I love the way the deep orange mat picks out the deep orange of the stamped pattern.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. Beautiful stamping Maria and such glorious colours too
    Claire xx

  8. Fabulous cards, love the backgrounds you have created.
    Linda xxx

  9. Love those cards, Maria. The background stamps combined with a word or sentiment are fantastic!

  10. Wat een mooie kaarten! Er straalt rust uit door het kleurgebruik, maar ze zijn indrukwekkend prachtig!

  11. Hi Maria! OMGee!!!
    These are fabulous and I would love to know how you created them - maybe a tutorial in the future. Also that butterfly is huge and wonderful too - I think I know what stamp I will try to buy next! Thank you for inspiring and sharing them with us Karen x

  12. Gorgeous results with these lovely CB stamps, like the use of PP with them!
    greetings, Alie

  13. The butterfly is my favourite. It looks like the card has sunshine pouring into it.


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