Create Your Own Background for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

SSS_Wednesday-Challenge-Blinkie-3Today I have a card featuring the Lawn Fawn Bugs and Kisses stamp set.  First, I created a background with these adorable little images.  When creating a background, it is a good idea to choose a stamp set that had large, medium, and small images so you can create balance on your project and fill up empty space with the smaller images.  Second, I traced the lines with a Sakura Glaze pen in clear ink.  You could just heat emboss them with a clear embossing powder.  After the ink was dry, I used fingertip sponge daubers and Distress Ink to color my images.  The Glaze pen resisted the color so the black lines were still visible after applying the Distress Ink.  What a cute background!  Third, I matted my background image with black cardstock that had been trimmed with a victorian edged blade to give more interest to the card and make it a bit more fancy.  Fourth, I adhered the panel to my card-base, which was a pre-cut and folded card from a set I purchased at Michael’s over the holiday.  You can find it on Amazon too.  Fifth, I cut out the word hello using the Hero Arts Stamp and Cut “Hello” set from another card of the same color which I can use to make a second card after removing the die cut from it.  I matted the colored hello die cut with a black hello die cut to create a shadow for the word.  This makes it more defined against that busy background.  Finally, I heat embossed the bottom sentiment, “love bug” in black embossing powder.  You can find a list of supplies below the YouTube video.  I am an Amazon affiliate.  Enjoy!


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