Friday, January 24, 2014

I'm falling for Cantaloupe!

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Let the new Wood Block Stamp, Pattern Stripes, lead the way!  I found I really LOVE this stamp.  When you stamp it, you see hints of words and patterns, but they seem to fade into the mist.  It's this kind of a stamp that is perfect for a background.  The pattern develops depth, but doesn't take away from anything else, UNLESS you want to draw the eye to the pattern.  You can do so much with a background stamp like this.
I'm falling for Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe (I tried some double stamping on this background, but it may have to be in larger space increments so it doesn't blend into the previous stamping.  I think it's fantastic stamped once as below.

You can die cut into any part of your paper to create something just a little different.
Recipe:
Hero Arts Pattern Stripes (K5884)
Hero Arts Garden Ink Cubes set - Soft Cantaloupe
Cuttlebug Die-cut (thanks)
Spellbinders Stars
Cuttlebug

3 comments:

Joyce said...

What a cool new stamp, and your cards highlight it perfectly.

Dawn Turley said...

gorgeous colour Arlene. Love both of your cards.

Susan (rainy) said...

Both cards are lovely, Arlene. Especially love the design on the 2nd card with the sentiment placement.