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Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Beautiful backgrounds! By Rachel

Hello there!
Rachel here today with some inspiration for using your stamps from the October shows. I loved the background stamps - so very useful!
In this sample I teamed up the bingo stamp from Baroque ephemera 1 with alcohol inks and lift ink to create the background on yupo paper. I added this to a kraft card and used the art of chess stamps to add the chess pieces on the background. 

Baroque ephemera 1 with baroque ephemera 2  to create the background on the card. Then I stamped onto a gelli plate background in red with the ephemera and also the Movie Strip Collage. I coloured the flower in pencils.

In this sample I teamed up the the art of chess stamps with a gelli print background and harlequin fragments stamp.

In this sample I used Baroque ephemera 2  and inks to create the background then overstamped in black with a stamp from the  Music fanfare set then used another stamp from this set as a central feature.

In this final sample I made a chunky atc using the Music fanfare stamp and  Baroque ephemera 1. 

I hope I have given you some ideas. If you want to know any more details please just ask in the comments! 


Rachel xx


  1. Wonderful samples, adore the music ones xx

  2. Beautiful samples Rachel, your designs and colours are fabulous, as ever your backgrounds are amazing, Kate x

  3. Gorgeous cards, my favourite is the rose bingo card. creative blessings. Tracy x

  4. What great cards using all the stamps together in such a clever way Rachel, and the Ephemera stamps certainly add interest to the backgrounds, and love the way you have added the chess pieces to the first and especially on the third with the pieces making a border top and bottom and love the additional flourish from the vintage player added to the background of the fourth as well as the main image in the last. Thank you for the inspiration. x

  5. Lovely, thanks for sharing your art.

  6. Very artistry cards, love how you mixed the stamps and the different looks of your cards!


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