Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Stampin’ Royalty 240


Happy Wednesday, everyone!  Hope you’re having a great week so far!  The sweet gals at Stampin’ Royalty asked me if I would be a guest designer this month, and I was honored to accept!  Their challenge this week is “Stamped Backgrounds”….no problem!  I had a zillion ideas in mind!  In the end, though I thought I would combine a couple of sets for my background….here you go:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Stampin Royalty 240 Amazing Birthday Chalk Lines Good Greetings

I used Chalk Lines and the new hostess set Good Greetings (what an awesome set!), stamping them in Island Indigo on Very Vanilla, alternating the direction of the stamps.  I then added some embellishments from Amazing Birthday (another great set!) in Pumpkin Pie and Soft Sky.  I diecut a Chalk Talk panel, embossed it and cut it apart to make it a wee bit longer to fit behind my cake image:


I then added some banners and stars (Pictogram Punches) to embellish it.  I also added a Tangelo Twist ribbon….it’s a little darker than Pumpkin Pie, but they definitely complement each other!


Finally, on the inside, I stamped the sunburst from Kinda Eclectic and a sentiment from Chalk Talk and stapled on a bit of ribbon:


It’s cool to have a little surprise like that on the inside, don’t you think?

And since I couldn’t stop at just one, I did a collage-style birthday card in monochromatic browns…..I like the images, I just didn’t like the subdued colors after I finished, but I will keep it and send it to some guy who has a “subdued” personality, LOL!!!

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Stampin Royalty 240 Stampin Up Vintage Backgrounds Birthday

It has a lot of sponging and distressing, and I love the font on the sentiment on the inside:


It’s from the new pholopolymer set called Holiday Invitation….a fun set with lots of seasonal designs and sentiments!

I hope you’ll pop over to the Stampin’ Royalty blog to see what the others have come up with….you’ll be inspired to do some background stamping of your own!

Cassidy & Grampy, drawing together!


Have a blessed day!


Diane - said...


What a great card. I just LOVE the stamped background you did and you've given me so many ideas from it! I never would have guessed to use the two set together, so thanks for the inspiration! The second one is cool too, but the first is my fav.

PS: My pal Nancy said she really enjoyed meeting you ... one day I'll get to convention! hugs.

Carrie Rhoades said...

HI LeAnne
So glad you joined us at Stampin' Royalty, love your card.

Jen said...

Congrats on the Stampin' Royalty gig! And I'm loving your creative backgrounds!

Linda Callahan said...

Oh man this is your kind of challenge! Any time I get to see your s/s/s I am a happy camper! Love them both!

Lisa said...

YAY congrats to you LeAnne and your cards are fabulous!!

Angela McKay said...

LeAnne, I'm so excited to have you joining us at Stampin' Royalty! Your cards have always been a huge source of inspiration to me! Your attention to details is mind boggling!!!