I started an online card class on Monday, and I'm playing catch-up. I've just had time to watch the day 1 video and was inspired to create my version of Kristina's card:
I started with a textured piece of SU's sahara sand cardstock. Once scored, I placed a die-cut of a mat-stack 1 shape in the middle (cut out of masking paper so it sticks down completely!) I then stamped the entire card-front with Marketstreet's vintage wallpaper background in a light grey ink. When I removed the mask, I was able to stamp the frame from PTI's mat stack 1 set right into the opening. I like how there is some space between the frame and where the design starts, but if I didn't like that, I simply had to cut out my mat stack 1 image (instead of using the die-cut, which is slightly bigger.) I think I like my way better because it saves cutting time :)
I sponged around the entire card-front in the same light grey ink, and then stamped the greeting (from Happy Trails) into the focal frame. The swirl and ink blot are images from the same set.
I stamped the same vintage wallpaper background on a sheet of white paper in a yellow ink, and the die-cut 3 tiny hearts (from PTI's heart prints dies). They were popped up on foam squares.
Thanks for looking!