Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Colors on Stamped Backgrounds

Hi Dreamers!
Well, we had Spring here in Michigan for a few days and then we had snow on Monday!!  Just can't believe that we had snow in the middle of April.   We are supposed to warm back up tomorrow.  Crazy weather.  And, that is why I haven't posted any pictures of the garden yet this year.  There is nothing to photograph except lots of dead stuff that I did not cut down in the Fall.  Well, enough of that---let's get to the cards!!

I picked up some new things from Stampin' Up this month.  The stamps I used to make the background are all in one set called Petal Parade.  This is a fun set -- once you get stamping you can't stop.  I couldn't anyway.   I made three cards with my stamped backgrounds.

Stamps: Petal Parade and Banner Blast from Stampin' Up; Large Sentiment from A Muse Studios
Inks: Distress Inks - Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet, Tattered Roses
CS: cream, yellow, wine, light coral
Edge punch, Decorative Label Punch, and Banner Punch - Stampin' Up
Large Scallop edge die cut - My Favorite things
Dry Embossing Folders - Cuttlebug and Stampin' Up

  • I stamped the entire background on this card. 
  • Wrap the ribbon around the edge of the stamped background piece ( layer ribbon with a strip of wine CS) and then add Background to the card base

  • On this card, I added dry embossing, a punched edge and some banner flags.
  • Wrap the ribbon around flat and tie a separate bow.
  • Tuck the banner pieces up under the punched edge

  • On this card, I placed the banners in a shape that I thought resembled a flower. 

***********Challenges for my Spring Colors with Stamped Background cards:
My Craft Spot: banners and tags
Mod Squad: use at least three Spring Colors

I am still working on a large card order.  I am photographing the cards as I finish them.  I will be posting those through out the month.  ( Lots of cutesy cards!!)  I also have lots of the Operation Write Home cards to share.  I will post a few more of those in the next post.  There is a lot of them.  I sent out a total of 85 cards to OWH and Card Care Connection.  See you next time!  Love ya


  1. Karen, I love these!! That stamp set really does look like fun

  2. Beautiful cards! Love the pretty colors and patterns. Thanks so much for playing along with our "Tags & Banners" Challenge this week at My Craft Spot.

  3. What a gorgeous set of cards! The backgrounds you stamped are stunning. Such beautiful colors and designs on all three. I love your use of tags, too! Such a pretty set. Thank you for sharing your inspiring work with us at My Craft Spot!

    Hugs and blessings,

  4. Gorgeous! Beautiful stamping - and love the colors! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

  5. Beautiful! You created such pretty background layers with the flower stamps. It looks like you had fun creating your set of cards. :) Thanks for joining in the *Tags and Banners* challenge at My Craft Spot! :)


  6. What gorgeous backgrounds you created ! Thanks so much for playing along in our challenge at the Mod Squad Blog this week!


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