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.
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.