Monday, November 21, 2011

MIM #42: backgrounded sentiments

This week's MIM challenge is to make a layered background, using sentiment stamps.


I layered some "think big sentiments," and a few sentiments from "tiny treats: christmas" and "friendship jar holiday fillers."  I stamped them in full strength, but kept them tone-on-tone to still treat them as a background pattern.  To add some extra depth, I opted to stamp the hero arts envelope pattern background stamp over the whole red mat.  I love that stamp so much - it's subtle, and adds the perfect amount of texture.


My snowman duo was die-cut from the "in the meadow" dies and propped up with foam squares.  The tiny snowflakes to the left of the "merry and bright sentiment" are from lawn fawn's "making frosty friends."

I also dry-brushed some shimmer paint onto my little snowmen.  They glimmer in real life, even though they may look a little dingy here...

I'm also entering this card into the CAS-ual fridays challenge - I used their lovely sketch for my card :)

21 comments:

  1. Is this the card you 'claimed' you were having trouble with today? It's perfect! I haven't had a chance yet to see the video, but it looks like you followed the instructions perfectly.

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  2. thx, Joyce, but this is so not the card that I had trouble with! This was the card I made after I trashed my original idea. Let's just say I was not made for embossing or brayering :)

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  3. Love the velvet band! (It's velvet, yes? I'm not a crafty face!)

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  4. Elena I love the background you stamped it s gorgeous! Adorable snowman.

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  5. elena,
    You did an awesome job with the challenge. Love the background. those 2 snowmen are absolutely adorable.

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  6. The snowmen are cute. Love the background stamping, Elena! Beautiful color combo too :)

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  7. This is lovely, I love those 2 snowmen!!

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  8. I just adore this!! Rich, warm and fun! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  9. Elena this is darling! Love the sweet snowmen and the chunky button! Great job on the technique! Have a Happy Thanksgiving :)

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  10. Great card. I love the colours!

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  11. Just too cute! Love the two little snowmen.

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  12. This is gorgeous, Elena! I love all the texture you added with the stamping!

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  13. Great job with this week's MIM and the sketch!

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  14. Oh how cute! This is such a fun card. Love your take on the MIM and the sketch, not to mention the rich jewel tones. Those wee snowmen are the best!

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  15. Beauituful card, Elena! The rich colors are a perfect backdrop for the little snowmen!

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  16. So sweet! I love the dark red with the grey velvet ribbon!

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  17. This is darling!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Friday!
    Laura

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  18. Utterly gorgeous colors here. Such a great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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