Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Papertrey March Blog Hop---stamped backgrounds

Hi all! Happy blog hop! I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone made. Tonight's background is made with the line of hearts from Around and About Sentiments. (For a card using guidelines grid and Damask Designs...see here. ) First a look at the background before I used a die cut on it.

I admit, I am a child of the late seventies early eighties....and I loved wearing rainbow anything back then. I knew I wanted to try this rainbow heart background making the moment I saw the set two releases ago :) When I'm stamping backgrounds and I want things relatively "straight" I like to lightly tack my cardstock to a grid paper (love the SU! pad of grid paper for working on). This way I can eyeball and use the grid as a reference. And judging by the look of things, I need to change my grid paper soon ;)

And for the finished product....

A super cheerful "happy everything" card that would be really fun to get in the mail don't you think? The fine details: I stamped the happy everything sentiment on cardstock and then marked the approximate center of the sentiment with a pencil. I used a small punch to punch out the inner circle using the pencil mark as my guide. Finally, I punched a circle around the outside of the sentiment making a ring and inked the edges. The ring is just big enough to attach the single punched heart. I used dimensional dots to pop the ring up over the ribbon and then applied Crystal Effects to the heart for some shine and interest.
Thanks for hopping by!!
Supplies:
Stamps: PTI Around and About Sentiments
Ink: SU!
Die: SU!
Punches: SU! and CM
Other: ribbon and miscellaneous cardstock

49 comments:

tg said...

That glossy heart is way too yummy. Thanks for the grid paper tip. I am still stamping impaired, really I am. That is why you never see my using them.

Babies- Beth said...

Love the rainbow hearts; you got them in such straight lines!! Still, I am a real child of the 60's and generally can't stand it all again, lol lol lol!!

Debbie said...

That is a great rainbow effect - i would have slipped up and gone wonky at some point! LOL

IamDerby said...

I love this! reminds me of my childhood in the 80s!

BethieJ said...

I LOVE this so bright and cheery!! Great job!

Jessica said...

WHOA! SUCH a fun idea! I love it!

Lisa H. said...

this is such a happy, lovely card. such great colors and great design. tfs!

Tricia said...

What a happy card! Love the rainbows!

Karen said...

Happy, happy, happy!! Love the grid paper tip! You have made such great use of this set. I too, remember and love the rainbows!!! :> So cute, Dana! :>

eggette said...

Oh my gosh! So much work but such a beautiful outcome! Love it!

Catherine said...

What a ton of work..and well worth it! Super cute card, and I'm a child of that time too :-)

Gwen said...

Hey this is so pretty & what A creative idea!! great job!!!

Lisa said...

What a great idea to use that stamp and the colors are so cheerful.

Anya said...

This is *adorable*. I grew up during that same time, so I can relate to the rainbow thing :) Love it!

Terri E. said...

Wow this is just pure fun. You rocked the background challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kacey Elliott said...

How cute is that! Love all the color and that shiny heart!

Melissa said...

This is too cute! I love the rainbow look, great job!

Tenia Nelson said...

This is awesome!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!
-t

peggysue said...

That is such a pretty colorful background. I like rainbow colors too, what inspiration!

Claire Brennan said...

Love this - it's so happy!

Lori said...

I love the rainbow color scheme--so fun! And using the grid paper to line up the images is a fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing.

Vicky said...

this is awesome! so much fun....makes me want to go grab a care bear and give it a big hug :). great job!

Daniela said...

I adore these colors, so cute!

Lynn P. said...

Very pretty - great tip about the grid paper

Stampin' Pam said...

oh so adorable - and thank you for the GREAT idea about the grid paper - I own this set and know exactly how much work it takes to create the BG you did - wonderful job TFS.

Marge said...

So cheerful & colorful; it does make you happy!!!

Deanna said...

Oh Dana, so funky and awesome!

Heidi said...

What a happpy card! I love it!

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

all those bright cheery colors remind me of rainbow bright!! You can't help but smile at your beautiful card!

Regan said...

what a fabulous happy card!!

Dorothy said...

What a happy card!

Tara said...

super cute - love how you cut your homemade PP with the large die!

shelly said...

Love the bright colors!

ALLY said...

What a super card! Love all the colours you used it ! Great straight lines too! Fabulous card!

Scrapping Julie said...

omg. i love this it is soooo happy. i will have to case for sure!!!!

Cindy said...

Love the hearts in so many different colors. And they way you used the die. Darling card.

Courtney Baker said...

Wow this is bringing back childhood memories, I love that!

Ally said...

Very cute! Love the rainbow colours!

KellyB said...

Love it, love it, love it!

Jennifer L. said...

Love the rainbow colors and that embossed heart!

Jen Caputo said...

How AWESOME! Love the rainbow hearts, this is just so so pretty!

deb_rymer said...

Now what could be more cheery than this card? Just makes me happy to look at it!

Colleen Wold said...

oh my! this is totally cute and totally reminds me of the 80's and all the rainbow colors I used to wear! So creative and fun!

kristie sessions said...

this is such a great great idea! I totally had some leg warmers that looked like this. not joking. Great job on the challenge!

Kim said...

That rainbow background is just toooooo cute!

Dana said...

Dana, I'm right there with you in the rainbow wearing phase of the early 80s! I had to have all my jelly bracelets in perfect rainbow order up my arm before I would leave the house in 5th grade! (and I WANTED those awesome socks that Punky Brewster used to wear so badly!)When I designed for Verve Visual, the best card I ever made (in MHO) was this same type of thing, but I used a line of stars instead..but I can see where hearts would have totally rocked!
Anyway, your card is pure genius...and looking at your other posts this week, creating BGs seems to be your niche!

Lizzie Jones said...

Great card! I love that you went to town with the cheerful rainbow color scheme. So fun! Thanks for sharing!

Heather P. said...

This is ADORABLE! What a fun and happy card... Love it! :)

Terri said...

Great job. I love rainbow colors. Thanks for showing how you lined the stamps up with grid paper. What a cool tip. I will have to remember this.