Creating Backgrounds

Saturday, January 12, 2013

 
Making my own background paper is truly one of the things that I love most about stamping!
I have always loved the look of argyle, but I don't have an argyle stamp set.
No problem....
 
 

 
I used the doted 'x' stamp from Button Boutique.  After cutting my cardstock to size, I drew a large x from corner to corner to find the center.  I stamped my first 'x' in the center and then stamped out from there and erased my pencil lines. 
 
 
Then, with one of the diamonds from Happy Harlequin, I added 3 different colors in a pattern starting with the pink one in the center and then working outwards.

 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 


Cardstock: PTI White, Lavendar Moon, Smokey Shadow
Stamps: PTI Movers and Shakers, Others linked above
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow, Sweet Blush, Soft Stone, Lavendar Moon
Dies: PTI By The Numbers

16 comments :

  1. Kara, this is amazing. What a fun background. I'm going to have to give this a try.

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  2. This is so clever and amazing. Thanks for the tutorial. I will be making some for myself some day.

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  3. I love it!!
    The colors are perfect...
    especially for a teen! :)
    And how creative to be able to stamp your own argyle without an argyle stamp...
    looks just like patterned paper...
    but everything you do is perfect! :)

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  4. Kara this is a perfect card for a 13 year old and I LOVE your stamped argyle background!

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  5. Oh Kara, I really love how you created the argyle background ~ so clever of you. Fab card, you have inspired me to get mine done and entered now. :o)

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  6. Love the way you stamped the background and the pretty soft colors you chose! That is one of my very favorite things to do with stamping too:)

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  7. Hi! Kara, love this card...the way the sentiment and numbers pop against that background is stunning!

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  8. If I tried to do this, it would take many attempts and I'm sure I'd give up in the end. I am in awe of how perfectly you have lined everything up and how perfectly it is stamped! The colours are also just right for this design.

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  9. Beautiful colors and very clever background!

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  10. Delightful! Amazing background, on a great card!

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  11. Wow, your background is amazing! How very creative and so beautifully stamped too!!

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  12. You always stamp the most amazing backgrounds! This is such a fun twist on the traditional argyle, and the unique color combo is beautiful!

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  13. Hey Kara! Thanks for linking this up to the Make Your Own Background Paper Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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