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I Brake For….Flower Background

Hello stampers!  Welcome to another Wednesday showcasing the lovely stamps from I Brake For Stamps.  Here is my spring card…

The image is called Large Flower Background and measures 3 1/8 x 4.5.  It can be found at the IBFS store here.  Now, I had another completely different card in mind for this stamp…until I stamped it.  I saw how pretty the design was and thought it would make a wonderful focal point for a card.  I did not want to cover this pretty background with another image!!

I stamped it with Peeled Paint distress ink and colored the leaves and flowers with copics.  It really took no time at all to do this.  I paired the image with some digi papers  –  yellow in the background and striped paper in blue, green and yellow.  The sentiment is computer generated and cut out with a stitched circle die.  Just a little blue ribbon was added for an accent.

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Video for Watercolored backgrounds

I just finished a video tutorial on how I created the background on these two cards shown on this blog a couple of posts ago.  The backgrounds were created using copic ink/colorless blender and copic ink/rubbing alcohol.


Here is the video:



using graphic images for backgrounds

Today I am using a graphic image strip to create a background.  Here’s the card:

The background panel with the white design uses an image from  Papertrey’s Background Builders – Retro set.  I stamped the image 7 times on a piece of transparency using Staz-on white opaque ink.   Lining each row up was a breeze with the Fiskars Stamp Press – if you don’t have one of these get one!!  It is perfect for doing this type of pattern.

The sentiment, from Impression Obsession, was stamped with SU Teal ink  The patterned paper is from American Crafts Shoreline series, the cardstock from Mark’s Finest Papers.  The little starfish sticker is from K and Company and was the perfect match in color to the cardstock.

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more backgrounds

It’s fun to play around with your background stamps and I used one here today.

I stamped the Wildflower background, from Rubbernecker, in white then embossed it in white as well on vellum.  Vellum provides such a soft look – especially with colored cardstock underneath it as shown with this card.

The sentiment is from Paptertey and I used the same blue cardstock for the matting and banner piece.   Just a few pearls were added for the final touch.

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Clean and simple Monday – background builders

Hello friends – I hope your week is starting off well.  It’s the fourth of July week and everything seems to be decked out in red, white and blue around here!

I’m playing along with the CAS challenge at SCS – this week we are to use the colors navy, olive and white.  I also decided to let my stamps do extra duty by creating the background on this card – no it’s not designer paper – just stamps and ink!

I love the versatility of this particular set – Medallions Background Basics from PTI.  It contains two long images – I stamped on in blue and the other in green (both Memento inks) to create the pattern.  The colors have a nice masculine feel to them.  The sentiment is also from PTI and was stamped in the same blue ink used in the background – which is another great reason to use stamps to create a background – instant coordination!

Because this card was so easy to pull together, I decided to make another one – this time with much softer colors.  Here is how it turned out.

I used Palette’s Toile Pink ink (because the Memento Pink I had was just too bright) along with Memento New Sprout.  New Sprout is a close match to SU’s Celery color.  I used celery paper and ribbon on this card.  The sentiment was stamped in a slightly darker green – Memento Bamboo leaves so that it would stand out more.

So – a couple of stamps used in a similar manner but by changing the ink colors I ended up two different looks.

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