Timeless Tuesday #232: Stamp a Background!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hello there! Did you see the card I made last week with the new Happy Thoughts set that was debuted for this year's Flourishes FLIP program? Well, I'm excited, today, to show you another card made with that same set, for this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge!!!


This week we have a Guest Hostess, Angel Rivera, and she is challenging us to

Stamp a Background! 

Easy enough...just use stamps to create your background paper!
I started with a blue card base from the True Blue Color Made Easy Cardstock Collection. Then, to make the bg paper, I stamped the hydrangea image, from the Happy Thoughts stamp set, three times with Versamark ink, then I heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I colored the image with Inktense pencils, using only Field Green for the stems, and Sea Blue and Antique White for the petals. I blended the petal colors with a waterbrush. Using a very fine paint brush, I added tiny white specks of Copic Opaque White. Even though I watercolored this card, and also last Thursday's card, I was pleased to be able to get two different looks simply by changing the medium.

The sentiment came from the Anemones stamp set, and it, too, was heat embossed, with a tan embossing powder. It is framed using a Flourishes' Perfectly Pierced Victorial Oval die cut, which I edged with a gold Krylon leafing pen. A strip of velvet ribbon, a few flowers, and a bit of twine finished up the front of the card nicely.

On the inside, I went simple, with just two rectangle layers, some sponging, a little more gold leafing, and the single hydrangea image in the corner. 

I'm not sure that I've ever created my own background paper, but it sure was fun! Why don't you try it? Who knows...you might just win a prize from Flourishes! And remember, you don't have to use Flourishes stamps, but if you do, you get two ballots toward the weekly prize! You can find all the details for the Stamp a Background challenge here. And, if you want to own this gorgeous stamp set for yourself, you can only get it through the FLIP program. All the details for that are here

Now, before you get too busy on your own background paper, be sure to take a look at the rest of the team's creations and soak up some creative inspiration. They love hearing from you, so leave them a little blog love, too! :)

Have a Happy Day!

~Hugs,
 
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15 comments :

Jessi Fogan said...

Absolutely stunning, Cheryl! Those big blooms you used are so incredibly perfect with the paper you created. I can't wait to play along this week - my new stamps came & I have to get inky!

Cheryl said...

Oh.my.GORGEOUS Cheryl! It's stunning really with these colors, beautiful ribbon and flowers, and I'm so loving the piercing on the frame....what a lovely creation!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Absolutely stunning card Cheryl! Love the beautiful background you created, the colours are perfect.

TLady said...

WOW!!!!! THIS is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!:) TRUELY STUNNING!!!!!!;)

Judy Rozema said...

Just gorgeous!! Love those rich colors and always enjoy seeing the inside of your cards!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Amazing Cheryl! Love the gold tones and the dark blue together! Stunning back ground too! Fabulous card this week!

Maria said...

Just fabulous!!! The colors are so well blended and gorgeous! Just love everything about this card, Cheryl...well done!!!

Nancee Purdum said...

Such a pretty card! I love your color combination. That background is just beautiful! :) Nancee

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous background, lovely coloring and highlighting, such pretty framing!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Simply gorgeous girlie!

Heather Jensen said...

Stunning, Cheryl! Love the blue flowers and touches of white on your background. :)

Leslie Miller said...

I used to love to do this. You've certainly made a beautiful piece in a lovely, rich color combo. Love the gold leafing and your perfectly coordinated flowers on the front.

Asha said...

Oh wow! This is absolutely fabulous! The background is so very lovely. Great sentiment too.
xxx Asha

Katie Sims said...

You know I love this, right? It looks like vintage wallpaper and your rich colors take it over the top. I wish I had your fearlessness with color....you ALWAYS rock it, girl! :)

Deborah Anton said...

Such a gorgeous card Cheryl! I love the gold leafing and the added white to give the colors a pop!