Tuesday, November 1, 2011

MIM #39 - multi-stamp-background

Using different stamps, in different sizes, you can create your own background papers.

I custom-made the floral background paper, using the following steps:

step 1: stamp rows of the circle border (from "tag its #2")
step 2: stamp the flower inside each circle (from "in bloom")
step 3: fill in the gaps with the tiny circle image (from "fly away") - I just noticed that I missed to stamp one area!  Can you spot it?  ha ha.  I'll go back and stamp the live card :)


I did create an extra step, which was to stamp over the whole thing with the hero arts envelope pattern background stamp.  I feel like the subtle pattern helps to unify everything...

The colors I used (crumb cake, baja breeze, and very vanilla - all SU) fit in with this week's Play date cafe challenge.  I'm sliding my card under the door, so to speak.  I think there are only a few more hours of play on that one.



Thanks for looking!

16 comments:

  1. Love the background, very pretty. In Bloom might just be my favorite PTI stamp set.

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  2. Oooo! That background design is perfectly fabulous, Elena! And your banner-syle tag is so in! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  3. What a beautiful card. I see you are quickly getting caught up after your vacation. Love your choice of stamps for the background.

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  4. Oh my! I love the background you have created, Elena! The colors are subtle and love stamping the In Bloom flower inside the circle. I struggle with subtle colors but you have nailed it. Love your card :)

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  5. What a great card!! I am always afraid to make my own background, yours turned out lovely. I love the tag on the front with the stitching.

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  6. Lovely card. You did a great job with the challenge. Love the stitching on your tag.

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  7. So glad you slid this in... love your background! (Side note: Did the stamps arrive?) HUGS!

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  8. This is so pretty, Elena! I love the colour combination and the pattern you created! Just lovely!

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  9. Love the background and the colors you used! So very pretty!

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  10. I love this pattern..... And realize how I neglect that little flower from in bloom!

    Colours are gorgeous !

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  11. Seriously fabulous! Your hand-stamped background is amazing! Totally diggin' those colours and now on the hunt in my own stamps for those li'l stamps that haven't seen ink yet!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Hugs!
    Aimes
    x

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  12. Very pretty!! Lovely colors!

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  13. My jaw dropped when I saw this card!! Fabulous! I love it ALL. :)

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  14. I just saw this! I'm late to the party, but this card is just FAB! Can't be more perfect. I love it! Btw, congrats on winning the MIM! :D

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  15. congrats on winning, I love this pretty background you've created!

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