Wednesday, January 25, 2017

CHA Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Spring Release Blog Hop!
We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND a Gift Certificate to give away!
The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST Jan 23rd - Jan 27th. 
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Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday January 29th and all winners will be announced January 30th.
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Today I want to talk about combining Cover a Card designs to make your own customized background paper.  After all, why use one background when you can use two, three, or more?

To make my background, I first sponged blue PanPastel chalk onto a white piece of cardstock.  I stamped the Crackle background on top in Versamark ink and then sponged it with the same color of PanPastel chalk to get a tone on tone look. To add a bit more dimension, I then stamped the Wavy Stitches background on top in Majestic Blue Versafine ink to create my own patterned design.  The possibilities really are endless when you start combining the various patterns.
 
For the central image, I stamped a cake from the Birthday Party clear set and a sentiment from the  Let's Party clear set.  The pink cake was colored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen and the plate area was colored with some Prismacolor pencils.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Don't forget to visit the other designers!



29 comments:

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

kReN K said...

My birthday is in May and I am ready to party starting NOW! Great colors! TFS!

Jan Elmore said...

Cards with a cake image are just plain fun!

Late Blooming said...

DYI backgrounds are fun ,Thanks for your ideas

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow this card is gorgeous - the background is awesome:)

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

That background technique really adds so much texture. Need to give that a try.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the cake and pretty layering on your card!

Susan Lang said...

Great techniques, love that stamp.

Suzy Que said...

Great blog hop. Really enjoying seeing all the new IO stamps!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Cute card. Great BG.

Sherri Thacker said...

I love that cake and I love the background too! One can never have to many cake stamps!

Lara Hanson said...

Pretty card

Marsha said...

Great invite card - background is so cool!

Mary Holshouser said...

A fun card for a happy party.
Great card.
thanks for sharing.

Talitha Wright said...

Such a nice card. Thanks for sharing.

wannabcre8tive said...

Very cute, I love the cake and the colors.

Sarosa said...

Fun card with great colors!

Sue LD said...

Cute. I like this cake.

McStamper said...

Love your pretty card.

SherylH said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for showing how to combine the CAC backgrounds -- I must give this a try.

Carol Hintermeier said...

That's a great idea for the background!! Will have to try something like that! Your card is really pretty!!

Maureen Reiss said...

Very Pretty card!

Katie said...

Great card! Love the cake and the colors you chose for this one! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Patt H. said...

This one is making me hungry! Love the colors & thae great image. A great set for any age birthday!

Nandini said...

Very sweet and cute card. Love the cake and the lovely sentiment.

Maria B said...

Interesting technique you used to make a cool background.

Jane M said...

Lovely card.

Vivian C. said...

Super card. Cool background, great idea to layer with different stamps to get unique backgrounds.

Giovana Smith said...

Beautiful birthday card!