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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

make it monday + colourQ

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. 

Thanks for stopping by...

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

16 comments:

Saints Rule! said...

This is beautiful Rosemary! Love the bold colors and how you have worked your stamping magic! You always make it look so easy! Hope all is well! {{hugs}}

Olga said...

Very pretty hon!!!

Deepti said...

Beautiful card :)

Valerie said...

Love the double stamped background Rosie, very effective. The flower is gorgeous!
Val x

Carolanne said...

Such a pretty birthday card. Love the color combo too!

Brenda said...

I think this looks fabulous Rosemary! Love the mixture of the text and polka dots for a background!

Barb Ghig said...

I love the design you created with your background stamps! I love the colors...in fact, I don't think they're too busy at all! Love your Rosie Posie, too :-) As always, your card is just beautiful!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Rosemary!! I just love your colors, the background you created and your simple but elegant layout!! Miss you!!
hugs,
Chris

Michelle said...

Love the polka dot and script background! Pretty flower!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Rosemary, love how you used your Midnight Muse! Thanks so much for playing with us at the colourQ.

Tracey McNeely said...

So beutiful Rosemary, I always love Rosie Posie! Thank you o much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

Betty Wright said...

So beautiful, Rosemary! Love the double stamped background, colors, and sentiment tag! Lovely card!

Lindsey said...

This is beautiful! Love how you've used the colors and the stamps you paired for your background.

Nat said...

such a beautiful backdrop for this sweet flower. Another awesome design Rosemary!!!

jintyoo7 said...

Beautiful, Rosemary :)

Greta said...

I still need to get my card completed & you've inspired me, Rosemary! It's a different look for the background, but your flower still shows as the focal point & I really like it!