Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Stampin’ Royalty 240

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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:

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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!

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

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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:

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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!

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Have a blessed day!

6 comments:

  1. LeAnne,

    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.
    Hugs,

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

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

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

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  4. 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!

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

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  6. 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!!!

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