Thursday, September 27, 2012

CCEE Stampers/Make Your Own Background


Sabrina Friel gave us another awesome challenge over at CCEE Stampers this week. It is to make your own background paper. Let me tell you, I had fun with this one and really like the results for my Fall card.

To make the background, I started with a piece of  PTI white cardstock and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in crushed olive, rusty hinge, and mustard seed. I crumpled my paper, smeared the ink on the paper, sprayed a mist of water on the paper and crumpled again. That's it! Very simple.

The stamps I'm using are Hero Arts/Real Leaves and Sweet 'n Sassy Poppies and Greetings for the sentiment. The inks used on the leaves are Memento Bamboo Leaves and Potter's Clay, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink mustard seed. I managed to ink the stamp in the different colors.  The sentiment is Memento Rich Cocoa.  I added some rust raffia and gold metal brads and it's finished.

23 comments:

Sabrina said...

It might have been simple to make, but doesn't it just remind you of some of the distressed Basic Grey papers? It does me - and it makes a perfect setting for those beautiful autumn leaves, with the raffia adding to the country feel.

Vicky Gould said...

Very simple? Very beautiful! Love the bright vivid colors!!!

Lois said...

What a wonderful background -- and I love the way you inked up your leaf stamps.

Marianne said...

This card is bound to brighten up any dreary autumn day. Love your background and your leaves.

Basslady said...

your background is totally cool and striking! wonderful work, my dear!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Theresa said...

WOW! What a great background...so artistic! Love the fall look!

Ellen said...

Wowza Benz!! Your background looks just like a leaf! A most fabulous fall card! So inspiring!!!Have a super day girl!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! I love the background you created and the beautiful fall leaves! Great design!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

How gorgeous! Your bg paper came out so beautifully.....those distress colors are awesome, aren't they?? Well done, gf!

Marisa said...

Keep those maple leaves coming :) Love the variegated leaves and the BG is fabulous. Great card :)

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS!~

Kathy Bradley said...

Brenda,
Ooh, very awesome BG - perfect for the lovely image panel and pretty sentiment!!

Shirley said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I am in love with the colors and the whole design!

Maria said...

Wow! So lovely! Another gorgeous card! Very beautiful background and lovely leaves! Take care, hugs!

Pam~ said...

You nailed a fall card with this beauty! Your background looks fabulous! I've never tried using the distress inks that way. Honestly, I don't use them much in any way...shame on me! Thanks for the inspiration on pulling those out ink pads.

Carol L said...

Oh my goodness, this is just gorgeous! I absolutely love the background you created! It's so so pretty!

Davi said...

Brenda this is my favorite!! The bg is gorgeous with the rich colors and the leaves in changing colors is really stunning :)

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful background, Benzi! And those leaves with the distressed corner and bit of raffia takes this card to perfection!

Sarah Mae said...

The colors on this are amazing!
Sarah Mae

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. I love how you smeared the ink to come up with a pretty background like this. Great job on the challenge.

Julie Hoffman said...

You have created a gorgeous background here Brenda! Beautiful fall colors!

Lynne in NI said...

Wowee! What a beautiful card! But no, I'm not one bit convinced that creating your fabulous DP was 'easy'!!! It looks amazing!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love your background! Awesome creation~ :)