I have used the SSS ornate background stamp, heat embossed in white then coloured with Zigs. I think this stamp is just stunning, and I never feel that I have quite done it justice, although I was fairly pleased with how it turned out this time. The biggest problem with backgrounds like this is that you just don't want to cover them up, so I went for adding a simple sentiment. The happy is a Pink and Main die and I love it, because you have the word and the outline which you can cut separately and layer, or you could cut them at the same time and have a single layer if you wanted to. I am patiently waiting for them to do a 'birthday' version. I have gone for lots of dimension here and layered them, but stuck about three outlines together. The 'New Year' part was stamped with Lawn Fawn's 'Riley' alphabet, sadly discontinued.
I don't know if anyone can help, but I can't seem to leave comments on other blogs. I can leave them on Wordpress blogs but not Blogger blogs. I have adjusted settings and things but it doesn't seem to make any difference. I know they don't show up as soon as you leave them because people moderate them, but if I go back periodically to check they never show up. I even tried leaving a comment here on my own blog (sad, I know) but no joy. I would love to leave comments for other crafters, but don't know what else to try.
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