Thursday, April 4, 2013

April New Release At Inspired Stamps

It is time for another New Release over at Inspired Stamps.  The new stamps will be on sale in the online store Friday at noon.  This week the Design Team is Showcasing the New Releases. 

I am giving you a Sneak Peek of the new Background Stamps.  I absolutely love this set!! It has 4 different background textures, sheet music, bubble wrap, chicken wire, and netting.  For my projects I used the bubble wrap & sheet music.  I was planning on creating something with all 4 backgrounds but the easter holiday and a sick son interfered.  So keep an eye on my creations cause I will be using these backgrounds a lot.

For my first project I decided to show how the Background Stamps can be used on a scrapbook layout. If you see my scrapbooks you will see that I love to create my own B&T paper using stamps.  The New Background Stamps are perfect for this.  The above layout is for my son Tony's scrapbook, he turns 17 today.  He is my athlete and loves to wrestle.  For this layout I used the bubble wrap background stamp and inked it partially with Cranberry ink, the inked the other end with black ink (our school colors).  I then stamped it 4 times across my page to create my red & black corners. I love how Easily this layout came together, with the help of the background stamps.

For the above card I used the sheet music background.  As a child my mom have old sheet music stored in the piano bench and my sister and I would pull it out and sit at the piano and pretend to play.  It was brown with age, so with that in mind I decided to go for the same feel.  I stamped the background in Cocoa ink, then distressed it all over with Desert Sand ink, this really gave it the old sheet music feel. I finished my card with the 1Thes. 5:18 scriptyre from the new Labelmaker Verse set.
I hope you enjoyed your little sneak peek of the New Background Stamps from Inspired Stamps.  I am positive you will be seeing these backgrounds in my artwork quite often.

Materials used:  
Wrestling page: Inspired Stamps Background Stamp
CTMH: Cranberry and Black ink, Cranberry and White Daisy cardstock 
School paper was from a local scrapbook store.

Thank You Card: Inspired Stamps Background Stamps
CTMH: Cocoa & Desert Sand ink, Colonial White & Cocoa cardstock, Typeset B&T, Paper Floeers, Shimmer Brads and Chocolate Brad.


  1. Beautiful samples, Jenn!! Love the new background stamps. Well done!!