Monday, May 24, 2010

H2H Challenge: Background Basics

Welcome to another week of the H2H Challenge Blog! I really enjoyed last week's color challenge, but I think doing three different cards using the same colors has effected me somehow. All I can think of is blues, greens and browns!Smiley from You'll see...

This week, the challenge is to stamp your own background. I love using our My Acrylix stamps to make background papers like this, being able to see through the stamps sure makes it easy to get everything lined up! As you can see, I was still stuck on the same basic color combo as last week, maybe that will pass soon. Smiley from I'd sure hate to be making Christmas cards in these colors. Well, no I take that back. Seems like a good challenge for myself, but that's a card for another time.

Stamps: CTMH Wonderful Friend (June 2010 SOTM), Noted Backgrounds
Inks: CTMH Brown Bag, Olive, Garden Green, Indian Corn Blue, Outdoor Denim
Papers: CTMH Brown Bag, Outdoor Denim, Garden Green, Colonial White

I did an emboss resist technique, but not until after I stamped out my herringbone background using the Noted Backgrounds set. Then I brayered on some Outdoor Denim, Brown Bag, and Olive ink over the two stamped images. The argyle pattern adds another stamped background layer to the card. I cut one of the pieces from the DE Booksmart in half and inked them up with Brown Bag ink to create the two clasps on the side. Two antiqued copper brads from the Metal Assortment set complete the look.

And now that I seem to have my dad's Father's Day card done early, I only need to remember to put it in the mail!
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And how hard can that be.

Don't forget to check out the other Design Team members' blogs and see all their great contributions this week!

♥ Carol-Scramping with Carol
♥ Helen-Hooked on Stamping
♥ Jayma-Playing with Paper
♥ Katy-an inside to my heart....
♥ Mary-on Life and Creating
♥ Tracey-Tracey Mason's Studio

You have until Sunday night to enter your stamped background piece on the H2H Challenge blog, and you want to make sure you do because we have another awesome prize sponsor this week. You can visit Ruth and see her prize package at her blog: The Scrap Chic


  1. I love this card, and this color combo! The argyle looks great for Father's Day! Now, don't forget to mail it...

  2. this is a beautiful card. I am so glad to be a part of this weeks challenge. Thanks for sharing the how to on this card.

  3. perfect for Father's Day! Love it!



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