Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Making a Fun Background

Let me tell you, I had so much fun making this card.  A friend, Carol, at Chocolate, Crafts, and Bears, Oh My! had made a card and  used a tutorial from this blog,  StampARTic .  I decided to check it out. Wow! What a wonderful blog-online magazine for card makers. I started looking at all the tutorials and found this one for a background that I really wanted to try. It is easy and so much fun.

I got out a white piece of cardstock cut to the right size, stamped a distressed background stamp with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Stormy Sky and then stamped my feather image with VersaMark Dazzle and covered with white embossing powder. After embossing, I sponged the cardstock with the same ink I had used with the distressed stamp. Then, I stamped the little nests from a Our Daily Bread Designs 'hand stamped just for you by' stamp.  It came with the 'You Will Find Refuge' stamp set. I inked ony the nest image for stamping.  My colors look a bit different on photo below....taken in a different light, but shows the layer before adding the next step.
After this layer was finished, I added my sentiment which is a stamp set from ODBD, Sing for Joy. I stamped it on a nestabilitie label and sponged around the sentiment with the same ink. My birds are waste from a border punch from EK Success called Birds and Holly.  O.K., the bad part--I then realized I had used other stamps than ODBD but wanted to enter the contest just the same. ( 2 ODBD & 2 others)

My card is for four challenges:
Our Daily Bread Designs-Blues Challenge (make the main color blue) ODBDSLC46
Stampin' Sister in Christ Challenges-#74 Psalm23-Use the colors blue(still waters) and green (green pastures) for predominate colors
Stamptacular Sunday#96 'Whateva' (be sure to use a stamp)
The ABC Challenge-N is for Nestie

Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs-Sing for Joy & You Will Find Refuge, Stampendous-Feather Points, Stampabilities-Distressed Background
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up Night of Navy cardstock
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stormy Sky
Accessories: blue grosgrain ribbon, Smooch Spritz on flowers, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds on flowers, QuicKutz-die cut (leaves), Quickie glue pin point roller, Spellbinders Label 4 nestabilitie, EK Sucess border punch -Birds and Holly (used only the waste parts), Prima flowers (spring mix)

16 comments:

Pam~ said...

Gorgeous background and I loved the way you achieved it! Thanks for providing the links. Stunning card!

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, Benzi! That background is absolutely fantastic. You did a super job following that tutorial. The nests and feathers look amazing, and I love the color. I'm glad you had so much making your pretty background. It's perfect!

Julie Hoffman said...

Brenda this is Gorgeous! I'm going to have to check out that blog for some inspiration. Such a beautiful background and the sentiment / verse is beautiful - so worth reflecting on! Love the birds and flowers too! Absolutely gorgeous!

Davi said...

FABULOUS!! Love how you did the background and the Scripture looks so beautiful with the background and the birds!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Benzi!! I just love the background you created and your choice of colors!! Stunning way to frame that beautiful scripture. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light and Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge this week!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my word, this is gorgeous!! I am in love wih this BG...WOW!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Benzi! Gorgeous background. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Colleen Dietrich said...

That looks a little easier than the embedded technique, and I love how this turned out. So heavenly.

Céline said...

beautiful card and beautiful background
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
hugs
céline

Lynne in NI said...

Ooohhheee, lovin your stamped BG, the white feathers are so pretty!

Grace said...

Oh wow Benzi! I LOVE this technique! Love the bg you made and thanks for the link! I'll have to give it a try! Thank you for joining us at ODBD and at Stampin Sisters in Christ!!!

Carol L said...

WOW, this is REALLY pretty! I love the feather images embedded in those beautiful blue colors, and those tiny nests are so cute! This is gorgeous Brenda!!!

Lovely Linda said...

Wow Benzi - what a gorgeous card - I love that technique! Your sentiment is perfect - what a great take on this weeks challenge - thank you for joining us at theis weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge, we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Vintage Milly said...

What a beautiful sentiment, thanks so much for joining in with the ABC Nesties challenge this week,
Em.x

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous background! It makes a stunning card!

Joanne (jojot) said...

your background technqiue and results are BEAUTIFUL.....will have to remember to come back and try this.....