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


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

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

  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! :)

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

  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)

  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:)

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

  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.

  9. Beautiful colors and very clever background!

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

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

  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!

  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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