So today's post features another neglected item in my craft room: background stamps. I have had this particular wire one from CHF for a while but never put it to use. My issue with background stamps (and by this I mean the large ones) is that I can't stand cleaning them afterwards. They're so hard to fit into my stamp scrubber that there's not much room to 'scrub'; I have tried rubbing baby wipes across them but the wipes shred and get stuck on the stamps...nothing was satisfactory. Until I pulled out a brayer along with the baby wipes. What a difference! Just lay the wipe on top of the inky stamp, hold one edge with your other hand and then brayer away.
The card base is confetti white, the focal image is on kraft that's matted on really rust, I used watercolor crayons
and SU! markers to color the image, the button is SU! and the ribbon is Papertrey's spring moss satin. The focal image was stamped with basic brown and the wire background was inked using close to cocoa (a current favorite!). I did use my small rectangle Nestabilities to emboss the kraft stock.
So go dust off your 'backgrounders' and get to stamping!
Until next time...M
Ink: SU basic brown, close to cocoa
Cardstock: SU kraft, really rust, confetti white
Stamps: SU Best of Cluck, CHF wire backgrounder
Other: Nestabilities, watercolor wonder crayons (white, close to cocoa), aquapainter, SU markers (really rust, ruby red, more mustard), SU button, Papertrey spring moss ribbon, SU slot punch