Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Stamped Backgrounds

These are the last two cards using the "Background Basics" set from Stampin' Up!

On this first one, I stamped the image with black and colored the leaves and flower centers with markers. I matted with black. The sentiment panel was stamped with Papertrey Ink stamps. I cut the circles with Nestabilities and I used foam squares to mount the panel.
For this card, I stamped the holly leaves with black and then colored with red and green markers. I embossed the top part of the card with a Sizzix embossing folder. I added some pretty green ribbon (I think it's from PTI) across the middle. The sentiment is from Denami. I added a red gem for the dot over the "i" in Christmas and (of course!) mounted on foam squares.

I hope you are enjoying seeing my older sets. I'm sure having fun using them! Stay tuned for "Close to Nature" tomorrow.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!


themachuse said...

I'm a fellow Twin Citian and have been following your blog for years. I'm not a "clean and simple" card maker and don't even do much stamping, but I really LOVE the look of your cards. I'll keep coming back every day!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Those are great background stamps. I especially like the Christmas one with that background and the embossing folder!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, I use this set all the time -- yesterday, in fact! They're great for a quick decoration of the envelope, but I used to use them like this, as well. Petite Patterns and Itty Bitty Backgrounds are still favorites, too. Your cards are super cute! I'm so enjoying this walk down Memory Lane with you!

Mary said...

Both cards have wonderful backgrounds. I do not know how you make your cards so fast but I'm glad that you do because I love seeing what you have designed. :)