Guest Artist - Tracey Strong Part 3

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 09, 2010

I bet you're all enjoying Tracey's cards as much as I'm enjoying sharing them with you! I love how elegant they are, just the right finishing touches, little embellishments etc.

Today we're showing off some of Tracey's cards using the Floral Background stamp!



Maroon,cream card
hatpin, cream split pins, cream twill ribbon, flowers and button


  • Base card isfolded cream card.
  • Stamp the FLORALBACKGROUND onto cream card using raisin ink. Draw a heart shape to size youwant, and cut it out from cream stamped card.  Swipe edges with raisin ink.
  • Layer onto squareof cream card and then maroon card.
  • Stamp sentimentfrom ALL OCCASIONS onto cream twill ribbon using raisin ink.
  • Attach all cardlayers to maroon card.  Set creamsplit pins in place.  Stick maroonlayer to cream card.
  • Lastly, I attachlayered flowers, hat pin and button.



stamps: FLORALbackground, FULL BLOOM Vol 2 set; ALL OCCASIONS set
Kraft,light blue, white, dark brown card

Mushroom,espresso ink

flowersfor embellishment

  • Base card isfolded kraft card.
  • Stamp the lightblue card with the floral background using mushroom ink; trim and ink the edgeagain with mushroom ink.
  • Stamp the largesolid frangipani from full bloom set on white card in mushroom ink.  Trim this image and ink edge withmushroom.  Layer onto kraft and thendark brown card.
  • Layer flowers oncentre of stamped frangipani, finish with pearl brad.
  • Stamp the sentimentonto kraft using espresso ink. Trim and ink edges with mushroom. 
  • Attach flower andsentiment to the stamped blue layer. Staple ends of sentiment; then attach allof this to the folded kraft card.




stamps: FLORAL background, VINTAGE AUTOMOBILES set
Denim,cream and kraft card

flower for embellishment
, printed twill tape, brad
Denim ink


  • Stamp one of thelarge vintage automobiles onto kraft card 9 x 4.5cm using denim ink.  Swipe edges with denim.
  • Stamp floralbackground with denim ink onto cream background; trim and ink edges with denimink.  Attach to folded denim card.
  • Layer stamped caronto small denim card.  Mount ontocream stamped layer.  Attach twill;distress blue brad and insert into twill; attach cream flower.

Beautiful cards Tracey!!!!

Tomorrow Tracey has an altered tin to share with you... be sure to drop in to check it out!


Sandra De Marchi commented on 04-Jan-2014 08:14 AM
they are all such beautiful cards. Love the use of the background stamp in so many different ways.

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