Friday, May 28, 2010

Seeing Spots!

Over on the Heart 2 Heart Blog this week the challenge focuses on stamping your own background. I love random stamping and using background & texture stamps to achieve this technique. I wanted to play with the new Hit the Spot stamp set some more because I feel that it is the perfect stamp set for creating background papers. It has several circle sizes to create a different look on many projects.

This first card uses a row of medium sized circles, solid and outline images. They are a little tricky to line up, but it's o.k. even if it's a little off. Along with the spots I used the Hot Diggity critters on all the cards. I added some little brads to the owls eyes to make them pop a bit. I also used the same brads in the button with a photo anchor that swivels to release the opening of the card.




For this card I began by punching circles of cardstock that were slightly larger than the spot on the stamp set. I laid them down on white daisy cardstock and then sprayed a mixture of alcohol and re-inker over the entire surface with a spritz bottle. I removed the circles and was left with a negative image of white circles. I then stamped the larger dot using the rock and roll technique directly in the center of each white circle. I used some leaves that looked like sea kelp and added tiny bubbles with stardust glitter glue in the center. I finished the card with bold ribbon, some bigger brads and a wiggly eyed fish!




This final card showcases some of the smaller spots on the stamp set. They simply add texture to the sky and grass.




7 comments:

Angela said...

Oh, I love all your cards! That last one really "hits the spot" with me! Sorry, couldn't help myself. Thanks for playing with us this week!

Cindy said...

Very Cute Cards!

Jen Rubio said...

I just LOVE all of your cards Amy!! I didn't know I needed the "Hit the Spot" stamp set too, but now I don't know how I can live without it, lol! THANKS for inspiring me!

Deneen said...

Great cards, I didn't think I needed that stamp set, but after seeing what you've created I am wanting it now!

Mary said...

Awesome cards! I especially love the fishy one :) Thanks for playing along with H2H!

pweaks said...

these are so adorable! I love the "fishscape" you created.

Carol Labuski said...

Awesome cards, every one of them! Congrats on making the Friday Five and playing along with H2H!