Thanks for popping in.
Let’s talk Background Designer papers and stamps today.
The 4 books we launched in January have definitely hit the spot.
If you’re anything like me, you hand on to every little piece and sliver. Can’t bear to throw it away, right?
All those bits and pieces lend themselves perfectly to some layering, paper piecing....
We just need a starting point, and this lovely large Claritystamp will do the job beautifully.
Comes from the Making a Point Stampset.
Treescape with loads of brilliant little texture stamps.
So let’s stamp the trees onto a clean piece of background paper from the Brighton Rock pad.
Stamp the tree again onto matching scraps....
Cut out the elements on the scraps...
Glue them into place with Zig Glue.
In my humble opinion the best wet glue there is.
Goes on blue, dries clear, and doesn’t buckle the paper or card.
Position the pieces, starting at the top.
Just make sure you don’t use too much glue,
or you will experience the Mayo effect.
That being like when you put too much mayo in your sandwich,
and it all squishes out the sides!
Cut out the piece.
That’s the way to replenish your scrap stash too!
Here’s another cool stamp: the chequer border.
Comes from this arty stampset.
Stamp it onto another piece of matching designer paper.
Can’t recommend this enough!
Stamp yet another funky Claritystamp to the right.
This is one of my faves.
Here’s another one in this style which Jim designed....
That would work well here too.
Now attach the centrepiece
and outline the edges with a Sharpie Pen.
Colour in the words to match the background papers,
and add a little shade to the trees where they overlap.
Add a drop shadow to the box with a grey pencil.
Trim the background paper and attach it to a wild fold card.
I like Hunkydory cardstock best.
It is lovely and strong, to hold mulitiple layers etc.
Clean out a corner, eh?
I need a skip !!!!!
Time to go roast a chicken!
Love & Hugs,