My two favourite backgrounds...

I am finding it difficult to believe that the Linen background stamp appears on The List.  It is my number one favourite background stamp and I have lost count of the number of times I have had customers run their fingers across a card where it appears, expecting to feel a texture.  I LOVE this stamp! I also love Floral - the exquisite detail of the flowers and how it looks for all the world like a patterned paper when you stamp it *sigh*  All I can say is that there had better be some jolly impressive backgrounds in the new catalogue (that incidentally will be available in 29 sleeps....)

Here is a card that I set as one of the projects at our most recent team day that happens to use both of these lovely backgrounds.  It also uses the Botanical Blooms - the very recent Sale-a-bration set that I also loved.

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You can see the lovely linen texture a bit better here...

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The technique used here is faux tearing, which is a great way to get a torn look without having to rip away at your precious cardstock!  It was my first foray into this technique, but it most definitely won't be my last... dependent of course on those fabulous new background stamps I am oh-so-hopeful for in ooooh, around 675.5 hours from now :)

"Faux Tearing Team Day Card" Stamps: Linen, Floral, Botanical Blooms, Basic Phrases Paper: Mellow Moss, Naturals Ivory, Always Artichoke, Rose Red Ink: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Rose Red Accessories: 1-1/4" Square Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Sponges