Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Blended Backgrounds

Hello and good morning... ah, finally a day off!! But a busy day it's going to be. I have a craft show tomorrow and I have lots of last minute things to finish up - always the procrastinator! I made a ton of popcorn... well, not a ton in weight, just a lot - I made some concoctions up, peanut butter marshmallow, key lime pie with coconut and turtles flavoured chocolate popcorn!!!!!!!! So yummy :)

Anyhoo... I have two cards to share today. I actually got the idea for this fun background from one of the Stampin' Up! 2013 Artisan Design Team members, Connie Collins - I just love all her designs. She had a post about the Little Black Dress of Designer Series Paper, using the Back to Black DSP. I loved the idea, just wish I'd though of it! What a great way to customize any project and the papers have such fun and bold patterns.

I cut a piece, I used the same pattern since it was easy to colour - I used the Night of Navy assortment to colour the white spaces in an ombre effect. I stamped the thanks 3 times in Night of Navy and punched out and matted onto the Label Bracket Punch - I also used a piece of 1/4" Cotton ribbon, coloured with the Blendabilities for perfect coordination........ love, love the blendabilities - they are so much more than markers for colouring!

For my next card, I used the Crumb Cake assortment, except for the punches I swapped for the Hexagon rather than the circle for a different look! Besides, who doesn't love the hexagon punch?!! I love it! The blendabilities really do add a great effect to a once white background - I'm sure the black and white would have looked great too!
Here are both cards, side by side looking all handsome in their new clothes! I hope you like my shares, and thanks Connie for the fabulous inspiration :)
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps: A Happy Hooray
Papers: Back to Black DSP, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Basic Black Cardstock
Inks: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Blendabilities assortments: Night of Navy and Crumb Cake
AccessoriesHexagon Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Label Bracket Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1/4" Cotton Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by, happy stamping!

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