I choose the Merry Medley background stamp set this time. After seeing one that Frances Martin made, I wanted to try my ideas out. Frances did use the Background stamp with her's but I decided to try my cards without, but you could easily use it too with this set!
For the first one I did this:
I wanted to make it look like a present with the 3/8" Silky Taffeta ribbon tied off on the side. I also added some holly and berries from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and used the coordinating punch to punch them out with.
For the next one I did this:
For this one I used the Pretty Pines Thinlits to add some greenery to the front along with with Linen Thread.
For the last one, this is what I did:
For this one I wanted to highlight one of the greetings on the background. It is hard to see, but I did use some of the Real Red Metallic Thread behind the little panel. Once again I use the Holly Berry Happiness set and punch. Oh, on this one I used White Embossing to make the lettering stand out more too.
Card stock I used was Thick Whisper White for the card base, then Cherry Cobbler and then Basic Black. Ink was Craft Whisper White.
I hope you enjoyed the different versions that I made to share with you! Mary