Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Making a Fun Background

Hello everyone! I found this adorable free Valentine Mouse image from Spyder's Corner and had to make a Valentine's day card with it. I used a technique called the "herringbone" for my background, and the tutorial is right here. The challenge over on the Stars & Stamps blog today is to create your own background, so I'm entering my card in that challenge. I used all papers from the BoBunny Crush paper pad and I have to say making this background was very relaxing for me. It's time consuming, but I love the results. I colored the image with Copics, sponged with antique linen ink, and layered on Spellbinders labels 10 dies. The sentiment is by SU and was done using the word window and fancy label punches.
It's a rainy day here in PA so I hope to get a little more stamping time in today. I've been making cards but I'm waiting for a sunny day to photograph them all! Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a fabulous middle of the week!

Carol

16 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Carol this card is so cute. That little image is sweet and you did a great job coloring him. It's funny you said doing this background relaxed you. You did a fabulous job and that papers look so nice together.
When I first saw that technique showcased, I though it was beautiful, but I thought it would make me nervous to sit and try to do that. Now that I've heard your feelings about it, I will sit down and try it. It's raining here today also and it suppose to rain for the next 36 hours. YUCK!

HomeschoolHomestead said...

So cute. Love what you did for the background. The image turned out so cute. Great card.

Dixie Cochran said...

Love this technique! I'm going to try it right now. Thanks for posting a link. That mouse image is so cut, and you colored it beautifully!!

Elise said...

Hello, hello, HELLO, clever AS always, friend of mine! It's been FAR to long since my last visit {!} but I am SO delighted to see you prolific as ever! Hope everything is mended up - I've been thinking of lovely you! xoxo!

Spyder said...

Oh Carol, this is sooo cute! So glad I found him! Hope you don't mind if I 'borrow' him for my next Spyder Has 'Spyed' post! (Next week) Love the technique!
((Lyn))

Linda said...

Love your background! Those are wonderful papers and lots of work! Love how the heart ballons are floating off into space! TFS!!!

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Benzi said...

Oh my goodness, you made that herringbone background. I bet it wouldn't be relaxing to me but I would love to try it...time, I just need time. You did a fabulous job.

I see you have started Valentines. I need to do that and quit making Christmas cards. I think I have enough.

Hope you're doing well.

jimlynn said...

Cute card and I love how you did the background! Very pretty...but looks rather hard. I'll have to go check it out - maybe it'd make me relax some too! Like how you framed the image with the hearts outside of it. I need to figure out how to do that now!
Lynn

Kathryn said...

Beautiful background! I don't know if I trust my paper cutter to make it as nicely as you did. So pretty!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Carol your card is darling that little mouse it cute! You've done a wonderful job with your background, I love it! Now I have to go see the tutorial on how to :) Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Carol, everything about your card is delightful! Your background paper looks like a beautiful quilt. Great job!!

Sandy said...

I was just thinking about a few Valentine type cards and this si so cute! I love the sponging around the image, the shape of the die cut and the pretty papers. CUTE!

Ronni said...

Absolutely wonderful! I love the colors and how you created a quilt like background.

Lee Mae said...

Your card is so cute! Have to say the background is awesome! Wow! I don't know if I could handle placing all of those pieces. I have a Xyron, so I just might give it a try since your card turned out so fabulous!

JD said...

Cute image, and I really like how you did the background!