Monday, September 5, 2011

Make It Monday: Background from non-Background Stamps

The newest Make It Monday challenge is to create a custom background by repeated stamping of images that are not intended as backgrounds. I noticed recently that I need to beef up the supply of birthday cards in my stash, so I used the cute little cake image from Tag-Its #1, which I stamped in alternating staggered rows of Orange Zest and Hawaiian Shores. Then I added the repeated "happy birthday" sentiment, also from Tag-Its #1, in green. The "eat cake" sentiment (it seemed the obvious choice, lol) is from 2011 Birthday Tags, and is stamped on a Label Basics circle, along with the coordinating little curly strip from Tiny Treats: Birthday


I attached the circle to a Doily Details doily, tied on a Tiny Tag, and added a Hawaiian Shores button and twine. The tag is popped up on dimensional adhesive.



Thanks for looking!

15 comments:

Joyce said...

This is so awesome!! Love the cheery color combination. You got the mixture perfect. Also, I really like all the images you chose.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh excellent!! You did a terrific job -- darn :) Sure like your colors (really I didn't copy!!) lol

Kelly S. said...

Congrats on your PTI Tweeeeeeet of the night, Debbie! SO deserved, you did an amazing job with your stamping!! It's so perfectly aligned and coordinated that it looks just like patterned paper! Love the "Eat Cake" in the fancy die cut, toooo! Great job!

carol (krillsister) said...

Darling card. The background is so unique. The colors are vibrant.

Kay said...

Wowza! It's easy to see why PTI gave you a shout out for this beauty- it's absolutely perfect!!!
I love everything about this one!

Holly Saveur said...

GORGEOUS card love it!
Will try this too..have all the tag-its and love them,never tought off this ... they all will be so great for this.
Thanks for your great idea!

Jingle said...

This is so cute!

Kara said...

so cool! well deserved recognition:)

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your background and love this colour combo. Great job!

Anna said...

Beautiful card! I love the color combination!

Suzanne Russell said...

This is adorable! I love the colors, your choice of stamps, everything just works so well together. Thanks for the inspiration!

Marybeth said...

Wow your background looks like store bought printed paper, I love it.beautiful card.

Lisa said...

Your card made me smile! The colors are so happy and the background turned out great!!!

Sonia said...

Awesome!!

Carla Cabrera said...

Way Cool. I love it and the color combo.