Sunday, April 6, 2014

Making a Background


I thought I was finished posting cards earlier today but I had time to squeeze in one more challenge card for the Mod Squad DIY challenge to make your own background. I started off with a piece of long-retired glossy cardstock from SU! and stamped it in Versamark ink with a polka dot background stamp then heat-embossed it with white ep. I sponged in pale colors of blue, pink, yellow, green & lavender inks randomly. Next I die cut the SSS Hearts Parade die from heavy yellow cardstock, along with assorted dsp snippets and put them all together to make a fun focal point. I turned down one corner, adding a die cut heart and a mini brad, and stamped the sentiment on coordinating cardstock. I just love this row of hearts with all the different colors and designs!

This qualifies for another contribution to the Snippets Playground #119, so I'll be taking it over there too!

And now I'm really done for today! I'll be back again tomorrow :)

Thanks again for stopping by, and make it a great evening!


Carol

17 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Great job with this very pretty background. Love all those hearts and that perfect sentiment. Have a good night.

nwilliams6 said...

Very cool bg and lovely hearts. Your card is wonderful - so glad you got to make several things this weekend! Hugz!

scrappymo! said...

Slow work to cut and insert each heart back in the die...but so well worth it...Cuz it looks wonderful!

Great card, Carol.

jimlynn said...

Very pretty card! Love the light sponging on the background you created and yes....the heart are marvelous! Love the different patterned papers you used in them.
Lynn

Benzi said...

I love that wonderful row of hearts, Carol. The turned down corner with the tiny heart is really nice, too. Very pretty card!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

How absolutely fabulous, Carol! I LOVE those hearts. LOVE the dots.. the sweet little turned down corner. What a darling card!

Irish Cherokee said...

Nice Carol. Geese Louise you've been busy or I have been sleeping. I missed a whole train load of super cards. Good lord. You're good.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

awesome card, Carol really love it.. simply superb! and yes very snippetty.. Miss will love it too :D Shaz in Oz.x

Brenda said...

This is a pretty card Carol! I love the embossed polka dot background. The corner turned down is so cute-I never think about doing this! I love that row of colorful hearts-they are so pretty. I also love how you sponged some of the colors onto your background. Such a pretty sentiment. Hugs

JD/ Jill said...

Great way to make a background, Carol, I bet it was also fun to use all those great teachniques...for this well done card!

Di said...

Oh you did it again Carol - another amazing card using snippets so, so well! I do love the row of hearts and turned down corner - and of course your lovely background too.

Hugs

Di
xx

Diane Jaquay said...

Cool background, and I LOVE those hearts!!

MaryH said...

A definite WOW background. But the hearts really stole mine. The outline reminded me of very fine embroidery or applique around the pretty snippets. What a beautiful card. Loved it. TFS & Hugs

Jean Straw said...

Fabulous card, I love the hearts and the embossed dots.
Jean x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

More amazing work, my friend! I just sat and stared at this beauty! You add such lovely bits to your die cuts.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very pretty. I like the inlays you've put back into your card, a nice assortment of colors.

SARN said...

Ooh this is lovely Carol. Great die cutting and embossing xxx