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A Background that's out in Front!

>> Saturday, July 11, 2009

by Sue


As I was thinking about stamping a card this week I was trying to decide which background stamp I was going to use, and something about the word caught my attention. I had the thought "too bad the background always has to be in the back". It didn't take me long to see if I could change that!

These are the stamps I used ~

and here's my card~

I really have been into coloring lately, so I made sure to pick a stamp that needed a lot of it! The first thing I did was cut my base paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and stamp the center with my Happy Days saying using Vivid cornflower blue dye ink. I then stamped a 2nd piece of paper with the saying and trimmed it to 1/4 inch of the design. I centered this on a piece of white cardstock (4 x 5 1/4) and drew a light pencil line around square. Using my fiskers paper cutter I cut out the center square, then stamped my Polka Dot Flower randomly as a background. After heat drying I colored my flowers using my Bic Markers, then dry rubber the white areas using Vivid Spring Green dye ink.

Next I took the original cut out of my saying and trimmed it an additional 1/4 inch and centered that on blue cardstock cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, I traced the square again and cut out the center, then layered it in back of my flowered paper. I used several pop dots on the back to give it lots of lift, making my background stick out in front of my focal image. I attached all to a folded purple card.

Thanks for stopping by!


Cathy Indelicato said...

Very cool card!!!

Jessica G. said...

What a cheery card, sure to brighten the recipient's day!

Anonymous said...

Oh I so much LOVE the colors on this Sue!! WOWZA!! I was so intrigued by your title...had to have a peek!! ;)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

gorgeous! and i have both these stamps too - woooo hoooo!


Jennifer E. said...

WOW! I love the brackground stamp you used & all of the different colors you used to color it! Great job!

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