I'm taking my second on line class and thought I'd pop in and share my creations from day one. The first day talked about different ways to use your background stamps. I actually only have about three background stamps that cover the entire card. For the first one, I combined two distress inks: Barn Door and Picked Raspberry on a craft pad and then sprayed Perfect Pearls. I used this as my ink base for this card. I love the soft feel and in real life it has a touch of shimmer.
For this next one, I tried a few things on my craft pad, but then resorted to stamping the image in three different colors. I then colored the middle diamond of the repeated images with the distress inks and a watercolor pen. Added gems for a touch more dimension.