Thursday, April 12, 2012

Stamping a background

Hi stampers! It's Amber here today to show you a fun way to create your own background. As I was looking at the NEW Father's Day Fun mini set I noticed that I really liked the way the corner of the mustache curved up. So, I played around with it trying to create a fun pattern. Here's what I ended up with:

I also used the dot and circle from All Zipped Up which are meant to be the grommets on the pocket.
First, I stamped alternating rows of the mustache in green. A row of upside down and then a right-side up row. Just stamp until your card base is filled up. Ideally, you won't be traveling like I was. I was working on my score board on a bed while my 2-year-old was jumping on the bed! I really miss my craft desk! But the imperfections just add character right?? ; )

After the green mustaches, I stamped the solid circle from All Zipped Up in turquoise in between every other mustache.

Then I used the ring and stamped that in a slightly lighter blue in the other spaces. And that's my background for the card.

Then I grabbed some papers from the Echo Park Birthday Boy Mini Kit and cut a strip from the Stripe Paper. I used the back side which is blue with stars and adhered it toward the bottom of the card. Then I cut out a cupcake from the Journaling Paper and stamped Happy Birthday from All Zipped Up. Then some green and turquoise twine finish it all up.

I hope I inspired you to look at your stamps and see them in a new and unexpected way!

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  1. wow I sure love that background and how you were able to "think outside the box". That might just have to be a set that I want to buy now!!

  2. omword! you're a genius! this is fabulous!

    hugs :)