Friday, 4 August 2017

The Flower Challenge #11 - Focus on Background Stamping

Wow, isn't time flying? Over at The Flower Challenge where we celebrate wonderful florals, it's time for our latest challenge and this month, we want to see your wonderful background stamping.
I created my background using the layering stamps that came free with the September edition of Papercraft Essentials. I used my misti to get a good impression from the block layer as it was a bit patchy at times. I used my Dreamees Dinky Inky ink pads to stamp the flowers and my memento black to stamp the line drawing layer. As you can see my stamping wasn't very accurate at times, but this technique is very forgiving.
Once dry I die cut my Elizabeth Crafts Warm Thoughts die out of the panel. I glued the panel onto a mat and then onto my 6x6 card blank. I die cut the sentiment several times out of white card and glued them all together with the patterened one on top to give dimension. I also die cut an extra one in white and inlaid this into the background, I find doing this is the easiest way to slot back in the patterened paper that has come out of the centre of the letters etc. Finally, I glued the built up sentiment back in place. The sentiment doesn't show up brilliantly on camera, but is easy to read in real life.
I can't wait to see what you come up with for our challenge, just remember to check our rules regarding how many challenges you can link to and that the focal image needs to be flowers, not just one stuck on as an embellishment. If you can include our cue card in your post, even better! 

15 comments:

  1. Hi Cara your card is beautiful, such brilliant stamping and design, very pretty colours too, Kate x

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  2. This really is such a pretty card Cara. Great stamping and a fun technique. Barbxx

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  3. Super stamping, Cara. The flower stamp makes a great all-over design. Great way of doing the sentiment too. xx

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  4. Oh it worked out perfectly with the inlaid die cut. I do so love those soft florals. Thank heaven for stamping tools, eh? Xx

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  5. Love the flowers and the choice of the subtle colours a real shame that the photo does not do justice to the sentiment but I bet it does look really great IRL.
    Brilliant card.

    Kath x

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  6. Looks brilliant Cara, love the softness of your colouring and the inset sentiment. I don't think they ever show up as well in photos as they do in real life but we know its beautiful and thats all that counts.

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  7. Love the soft colors. This is pretty. [Bunny]

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  8. Beautiful card, gorgeous flowers. Have a lovely weekend. Angela xXx

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  9. Beautiful card Cara, your flowers are so pretty, love your colour theme too :)

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  10. Such a great background with a great technique. The hidden die cut message is fabulous! x

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  11. Hi Cara
    Beautiful card. Love how you have done the sentiment. I only have a couple of sentiment dies but will have to dig them out.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  12. Cara this is absolutely stunning, love the gorgeous colours you used for the pretty flowers and the die cut sentiment looks great :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  13. Super flowery card here Cara, how clever to do an inlaid sentiment too ;) hugs Viv xx

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  14. This is an awesome background. I really love the colours you chose for the flowers. Don't you hate it when your photos don't do your beautiful work justice!! Cx

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  15. Your card is so feminine and beautiful, Cara!!! I love the camouflaging sentiment!

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