It is not as large as the other background stamps in the catalogue and some demonstrators are disappointed by this but I quite like the size - It makes a good background for a focal point on a card and I was inspired by a dandelion Wishes card I saw on Facebook so I have CASE'd xxxx.
I used the Stamparatus and it was fabulous for this card.
I found I needed a few layers of ink to get a strong bokeh look and the Stamparatus is perfect for this technique. You can apply multiple layers of ink and because the image stamps in exactly the same spot every time you don't end up with a ruined image, you just get deeper and more intense layers of colour.
Some demonstrators advise that an inkpad which is too wet will not give a good result so you may want to experiment for yourself.
I liked the monotone stamping, but I then stepped it up with a background of DSP for the second version. This is Pool Party ink and the Coastal Cabana ribbon from the Tea Room Combo pack matches perfectly.
The sentiment is from a very old set- Petite Pairs, I thought it matched quite well.
I have also had a lot of fun using the same technique of layering up ink and have some muticoloured cards which I will share tomorrow.
"don't just post online,
post something pretty!"