Hello friends!! Yesterday I got a chance to make a few cards (haven't done that in a while!) and one of the cards was for this week's PTI Make it Monday "double backgrounds" and ColourQ. The double background stamping technique is a real fun one, but I think next time I use it I won't be using two shades of blue... one of which is really dark! Anywhoo... here is my card:
I don't have a lot of the PTI background stamps, maybe about 4 sets. Two of the sets are Polka Dot Basics 2 and Background Basics Text Style and that is what I used. I started by doing a test run of the colors I was going to use for the double background stamping, Marina Mist and Midnight Muse, to see how they would look at full strength and decided that stamping off first and then stamping the background was the way to go. So I stamped the polka dots using Marina Mist, inking and then stamping off once before stamping on my cardstock. I then stamped the text image following the same routine. Even though I toned down the inks through second generation stamping I still find the background a little too busy... sigh! Anyway...the flower and leaf images are from Rosie Posie and were stamped using So Saffron and Old Olive. The sentiment is from Boutique Borders: Happy Birthday and was stamped in black on a fishtail flag.
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Supplies: Cardstock: PTI white; Stamps: PTI Background Basics Text Style, Polka Dot Basic, Rosie Posie; Dies: PTI Rosie Posie; My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax; Inks: Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, So Saffron, Old Olive