Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wednesday Trends: Creating Backgrounds

Hey yall, Tangii here for this week's Wednesday Trend!  Today we're going to create our own backgrounds with stamps!  This is a great way to get exactly the look you want even if you don't have paper that goes with your theme!  Today I'm going to use Nutmeg, but nearly every set by TSG will work!  For this card I liked the background papers I chose, etc. and I really wanted her outfit to be yellow and green... so I had to figure out a way to incorporate a little more of both but didn't have any paper that would fit the bill.

I started off by stamping the adorable skull image with some Gray Flannel Memento ink, black was just too bold.  I wish I'd had a lighter gray.  This ink will NOT bleed with my Copic markers.  I randomly stamped turning my image in different angles, even upside down.

I grabbed one of the lightest Green and lighter Yellow markers I had, G0000 & Y000.  I don't want the color too pale, but I don't want it to take away from Nutmeg so these were the perfect shades!  I just layered my coloring until it was the shade I wanted.

When I put all of the layers together, this is how it looks... LOVE it!!  Pale enough so the card isn't to busy but not as plain as solid cardstock :)

The next method goes all the way back to my beginning stamping days when I was just starting out and didn't have lots of supplies.  Let's break out the VersaMark!

Again, I stamped the skull randomly and in various directions.

And now here's all of the layers put together!  I LOVE the way Nutmeg just POPS on this one :)  Both of these designs are VERY basic and you can certainly do as much as you want on them, or as little as I did.  Well now you have the "meat and potatoes" for 2 cards... time to add some dessert (ribbons, and hardware and pretties oh my!).

Thanks so much for popping by to check out my post!  I'll see you back here on Friday for my Anything But a Card post!  TTFN ;)


  1. Very nice cards today. Like how you created the backgrounds in two different ways.

  2. Oh my gosh - I LOVE what you've done with Nutmeg, she looks gorgeous. Her hair is just fabulous - great job!!! :)


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