Monday, July 9, 2012

Spliced Background Stamp Image


Today started the Stretch Your Stamps class at Onlinecardclasses.com.  I've used Kristina Werner's technique for stamping a background image multiple times and then cutting and piecing the parts back together.  For this circular design from Hero Arts, I just used simple strips to create my background letting my ribbon guide the color scheme.  

Each class has two videos and several guest designer projects for a particular type of stamp.  In today's case it was background stamps which are so versatile.



Jennifer McGuire is also an instructor and I used one the tips from her video today as well but I wasn't quite as organized as I thought and ended up with lots of leftovers.  I could have probably assembled another card.  Instead I punched some little flowers from the excess to add more dimension.

This card gave me a perfect background for the Four Seasons stamp set from Stampin Up!  There are large scalloped designs for each of the seasons. I'm sure the fall and winter ones will get much use in my cardmaking.  This one is I think the summer one.  There is a bird on a nest and bird in a flowering tree.  I decided the nesting bird would be spring.  Doesn't matter.  Anyway, he is paired with a bright color scheme for a summery card.

Thanks for visiting today!  Tomorrow I'll be along with a summer gift and packaging idea.

5 comments:

  1. Great color! Love the background :)

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  2. Those punched flowers used as tone-on-tone accents are awesome!

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  3. What a simple, but great idea! Your card is lovely!

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  4. I signed up for that class, too :) You did a great job with the techniques. I love the colours you've used and adding the punched accents is perfect.

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