Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
And a happy Saturday to you! I’m sharing a card with your today to illustrate what a difference a background can make! Then I will share the step by step process I used to create the background.
Here is a look back at yesterdays Happy Halloween card highlighting the Arrange a Wreath bundle …
Today we are going to use the very same layout as we did yesterday. Layouts are a great way to help you out when your stamping … it gives you a headstart on how to create your card, a pattern so to speak.
I wouldn’t sew a dress or make a quilt without a pattern so you can see how helpful it can be. You can use the simple layout for any holiday, occasion, and just because it shows a circle doesn’t mean you can’t use a square shape or even a star!
I have just started creating layouts … this one is quite colorful!! lol But it shows the “layering” … our weath, the banner for the greeting, and also shows a textured background.
Let’s see what it looks like in a real card ….
The background was fun and super easy to make …
- I began with the Smoky Slate Cardstock
- Emboss using the Old World Paper 3-D Embossing Folder
- Drag your Momento Black Ink Directly over the embossing
- Lightly Sponge some additional Black ink over cardstock to soften the harsh black lines.
I think this looks so cool and it really defines the dimension on the card! The wreath was made exactly like yesterday except, I layered my greeting this time to add even more color….
The “Trick or Treat” comes from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set in the Annual Catalog. The I added the gorgeous Iridescent Pearls to both the banner and the wreath.
I want you to feel free to copy the card layout “pattern” … just right click on the image and “save” to your files. I’m hoping to make more but right now I’m focusing on “classes” 🙂
Thank you for today’s visit …. enjoy your Saturday. I’ll see you tomorrow for my Simply Sunday post.
TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥