Saturday, 8 October 2016

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi guys!
We have a new challenge for you at Inkspirational and this time it's a super fun one for me because I've got to choose the topic, yay! I chose

"Use 5 or more stamps"

When you look at my card you might be all "What?!? Where are all the five stamps?!?" I wanted to create a subtle background stamping with several background stamps -well 3 this time to be exact- and used a very light blue ink for this. This kind of stamping gives a wonderful airy look and adds a lot of interest to the eye when you try to catch the light, faded patterns and images from the background. 

My Hero Arts butterfly is colored in with Copics and I added some white gel pen too. I love this stamp-die set, so beautiful. Sentiment is by Chocolate Baroque. I hope you like my card and I hope to see you playing along at Inkspirational! 

Close up: The background consists of stamping with 3 background stamps: a grid stamp (Kaiserkraft) , a "tile" stamp (Stamping Up) and a dotty, mixed media-sort of background stamp (Prima)


  1. I must get you to show me how you get this background so subtle, it really works but looking at your card I just can't see how you did it, it amazes me....I am requesting a utube video please! And yet again that white gel pen does wonders and yet still I always forget it!

  2. Nonni, you are amazing! I would never have thought to use so many background stamps in an effort to keep the over all look of the card so pristine! Great job.

  3. Your subtle background is so pretty and I love the colours of the butterfly and the lovely sentiment stamp.

  4. Loved this challenge to use 5 or more stamps, Nonni! And, in turn, I love your card that uses a trio of stamps in a subtle, yet eye-catching way! Elegant and gorgeous; understated, yet powerful!

  5. Love the theme you picked, Nonni! It inspired me to make a one layer, which never happens! It's amazing that so many stamps can result in such a CAS design as yours. It's wonderful.

  6. Lovely card! I love the subtle background effect and it makes the bold butterfly stand out that much more!
    - Shauna

  7. Love the subtle design of your collage of stamping background is soft blue. A lovely place for your butterfly to land! :) Such a pretty card! xx

  8. You've totally nailed this, Nonni. Your subtle background is simply beautiful. X

  9. This card is so beautiful! Really love that subtle background with your butterfly floating over top! :) Well done! HUGS