Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Make your own Background!


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is to

Make Your Own Background 

There are so many awesome techniques to create your own backgrounds, from textured embossing and simple splattering of inks to multi layered stencilling and gelli plate printing. Whatever techniques you used we will be looking forward to seeing your makes!
We are showcasing some fabulous Concord&9th Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used!
The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

I always panic when we get a challenge that really does challenge my crafty brain, there's a reason I love pattern paper.

I decided on using Concord&9th Just Because stamps I thought it would work well for a background. I had some blue distress Oxides already made up the only onepad I can remember is the Faded Jeans one.

I stamped the leaves using Peeled Paint and the leaf without the pattern I used the pad to paint in the leaves. I sort of decided to use Mandy's flowers and knew I had a pink flower so I wanted to add a bit of pink on my background thats why I used the dotty stamp from the Just Because set with Pickle Raspberry.

To make my card more interesting I used the Simon says Stamp Wavy Border die but I've just discovered it's out of stock but Simon says Stamp Dot Scallop border will do the same job and is now in my shopping basket having decided I can stitch a bit of thread through those dots.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Birthday Messages and I carefully cut a white border round my flower and vase from Mandy's Flowers, another die set in my shopping basket although not in the shop till the 4th August.

I had paper pieced the vase so I added a little strip across my border to bring the card together the papers were from the kit which is sold out.


Tracy Freeman said...

I think you did an amazing job with the background Debby, love the mix of colours xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Debby


Lin said...

What a pretty background, Debby, and the purple splatters tie into the flower perfectly!

Doreen said...

Love the fab image and design,just

Cheryl W. said...

You did a wonderful job creating your background. It looks like a paper I might pick out at the craft store.

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card Debby :-) the background is stunning and I love the vase of flowers, so pretty :-)

Lols x x x

Crafting Queen said...

Love this card, great background!

Pat said...

You've made a beautiful background for your pretty vase of flowers Debby and a great idea to paper piece the vase also love the colours. x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Debby! The background you've created is so pretty xxx

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WOW DEbbie - that bg is soooo beautiful! Love how you created it!

Marge said...

Beautiful card, Debby! Love your background and fabulous colors which goes well with flowervase.


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A Gorgeous card. Love what you have done.

Stephanie said...

What a fab background, Debby! I love the pops of pink!!

Simon Says Stamp!

ankitag612 said...

Such a fabulous background with lovely textures! I love the whole splitter splatter oxides in the background with the stamped leaves and the flowers are a perfect addition to this card. Another stunner, Debby! Have a lovely day!

Fikreta said...

It's so nice card!

Misty Elam said...

Gorgeous!! LOVE that background. The leaves go really well with the colors in the background. I really like that beautiful flower too.

Kim Hamilton said...

What a fabulous design Debby! Beautiful card!