Time to reflect

Today is my day to host a challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms. 

For the "anything goes" challenge, I wanted to do something different with the  Woodgrain Backgrounder Stamp along the theme of Graduation.    With my son graduating from high school in two weeks, I wanted to give him a card that would allow him to reflect on what has been and what his next steps will be.

After stamping the background on white cardstock with raspberry ink, I decided to cut the stamped image into squares, and place the squares back in a random pattern on black cardstock.  This creates a really unique background.  Backgrounder Stamps are amazing because they are extremely versatile.  You don't have to use them as is - play around and see what you can create.

The sentiments are from A Time To Stamp.  I die cut Time into an oval shape using Spellbinders dies and added a larger oval as its background mat.  The smaller sentiment was added to the card front with foam adhesives for dimension.

Just remember that every stamp has so many possibilities - so take them out and play with them.

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Thanks for stopping by today.



  1. WOW!Very pretty,Love the background!!!

  2. What a wonderful card this is! I love your bg, Steph!

  3. This is a wonderful card I really like how you have done the background.. Might have to give that a go myself.

    Crafty Hugs
    Kelly x