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Monday, July 29, 2013

Mr Cardmaker has a Double Background

Oooooh, doesn't that sound mysterious?  Nah, don't get your sleuthing hopes up. No double life for THIS card maker.  I barely can manage the one I lead!

I just made a project for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday Challenge, where the theme is to stamp a double background.

I got out two of my Papertrey Ink stamp sets, Rosie Posey and Harvest Berries, got some inks, and got to work.

I made this--

I stamped the hexagon in yellow, then topped it with the leaves and a berry cluster from Harvest Berries in two greens.  I really like the mix of a graphic image paired with the flowing botanical.

Then, just because I can't leave well enough alone, I made a label for my sentiment using PTI's Mat stack 3 dies, and then die cut from that label some leaves form the Harvest Berries die set.  Then I die cut it again from a piece of the cardstock I use as my base, and inset it into the negative areas.  Now, this took some concentration; saving and placing those tiny white pieces was an, uh, interesting feat, to say the very least.

I hand drew some sketchy lines around the edges of the label, added my sentiment (Stampin' Up), added a ribbon, a bow, and some gems, and that was that.

This is a fun technique to try.  I may have to go at this again, with some other stamps, too!
Snowflakes and candy canes for Christmas, or falling leaves and pumpkins for Fall?  Worth a shot!

Your turn!

Thanks for stopping by!
All Best-
Richard

21 comments:

  1. I.JUST.LOVE.THIS. So great....and to think, I have the technology to follow your lead! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  2. Well, I'm impressed! Gonna have to try this technique!
    Trouble is I'd probably get a headache wondering what to stamp together!
    This turned out great!

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  3. Your background looks like wallpaper. Very nice. I'm eager to give this challenge a try.

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  4. I think you nailed it...lovely card!

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  5. Awesome! Love how you've inset the Harvest Berry leaves into the label!

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  6. Wow what a process and well worth it. Awesome card and your mixed background of, as you say, graphic and floral is brilliant.

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  7. This is a very clever combination of stamps and I love the colours you used. I am a big fan of MIM but haven't been able to take part for a few weeks (and wasn't feeling that inspired by the challenge) but having seen yours, I might just change my mind!!!

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  8. A beautiful card, Richard and such an amazing quote. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  9. Gorgeous card, Richard! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  10. Beautiful card! It reminds me of a trellis with vines. Very inspirational... and I like your idea of the Halloween and Christmas theme. I'm looking forward to seeing them. Have a great day! :-)

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  11. AWESOME CARD!!!Love your sentiment!!!

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  12. Wow, Richard! 2 unexpected stamped paired! Great in chartreuse. You have an eye for color and arrangement! Great job!

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  13. I would have never thought of using those two images together. They look great with that color combo. Also your technique of using a negative die cut then filling it in to stamp your sentiment over is quite clever. Lovely card.

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  14. Beautiful! Great stamps together at the background!

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  15. Striking combination of colors and patterns! Love the background!

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  16. Oooh, geometrics and florals?!? Yes, please! Wonderful combination, Richard.

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  17. Your card is beautiful!!! As always.... Oh, and ...Happy 50th! May this decade be very very good to you!

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  18. Love the stamping you combined for the double background! Such a cool effect!! And the inset leaves?! Worth every minute of that "interesting feat"!!

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