Hello! It's Sara, from Much Love, Sara. I love using multiple stamp sets together. Having a variety of background and focal image stamp sets, gives you lots of ways to mix and match images to create unique cards. Images like the new Leaf Mandala Stamp make beautiful backgrounds, or can act as an additional layer to bring attention to your focal image - such as in the card I'm sharing today.
I'm a bit of a heat embossing junkie, so I was excited to heat emboss the Leaf Mandala Stamp.. I stamped the image and heat embossed it in copper, on cream colored card stock. Then, I fussy cut the image. On a piece of white card stock, I stamped the nest and bird images from the Songbirds Stamp Set, in a kraft ink. Then, I colored the images with Prismacolor pencils, before fussy cutting the image out.
To create the background, I stamped the pattern from the Classic Houndstooth Stamp Set, in dark brown ink onto a lighter brown card stock. I then stamped and heat embossed - again in copper - the sentiment from the Songbirds Stamp Set, onto another strip of the lighter brown card stock. I layered them together with a strip of orange card stock in between. Then I layered the images on top, and trimmed off the over hang, before adhering the card front to a white card base.
I hope you enjoyed this card. If you want to see a few more cards that I created from the August release, check out my blog post. Have an amazing Tuesday!