I knew what I wanted to do with all three cards. A big solid stamp is fun to color with markers. Three shades of blue scribbled on the rubber gives the appearance of texture when stamped, and the imperfections in the image are deliberate. It's quick and fun.
A big solid stamp is also perfect for using gold leaf flakes with sticky embossing powder. Again, texture is king, and I don't use the gold leaf often enough. It's simple and elegant.
Let me say unequivocally, I really like how my third card turned out. It had a couple of starts and a few re-mounts, but I was determined to use this big solid stamp as a background. The sentiment on the card is one of my favorites, and because it is large, as word stamps go, it needs a big background. All the elements keep one from taking over. It's balanced.
What's that saying? Third time's the charm.
Card Details: Finished card size is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" for first two cards. Third card is 5" x 6 1/2".
Big solid flower, heart swirl background, and small sentiments by Stampin' Up; Love & Romance by River City Rubber Works.