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:
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!!!
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!