FOCUS ON BACKGROUNDS!
I'm happy to report there was no struggling this week and every card was pure creative enjoyment! As I was trolling Pinterest for ideas (I had no clue what I was going to do at that point!), I saw a pin of a brushstroke stamp that was stamped across the card front in different ink colors. Cool! From there, I found some other ideas and this week's theme began to take shape in the form of creating backgrounds using different techniques.
For the first card, I couldn't find any brushstroke stamps (they're all in Florida), so I used a solid floral stamp instead, which I think worked great! I used 5 Distress Ink Cube colors and inked the rubber and spritzed lightly with water. Since I was working on regular cardstock, I didn't want to saturate the stamp too much. After each stamping, I cleaned the stamp and moved onto the next color. Once the ink was dry, I chose a favorite old stamp (Stampendous) for the focal image. Even the sentiment was Stampendous!