Welcome to Day 2 of the Wplus9 Design Studio May 2010 release! Today I've got a couple of cards to show you that focus on my first background set release. I created it to coordinate with "Kisses & Cuddles", but as you'll see in my samples today, this set can also hold it's own.
- Design Basics: Backgrounds I contains 3 background building stamps
- It will be available for purchase Saturday, May 1st.
- Coordinates with "Kisses & Cuddles"
For my fist card, I decided to pull out my Cricut (for the 2nd time ever) to cut out the letter B and a couple of stars. I decided to really let the backgrounds shine here and went a bit more on the rustic side.
I absolutely love how this turned out. I took a couple of pieces of card stock in Papertrey Ink's Rustic Cream, Ripe Avocado and Spring Moss, and went to town stamping with the circle and star background builder in today's set, and added some complimentary polka dots from Papertrey Ink's Polka Dot Basics II. I also created a cute pattern using one of the single stars from the "Kisses & Cuddles" set. After I had all of them stamped I cut them into 1.5" squares and adhered them to my card front. Instead of stitching, I decided to paper pierce each square. This created a perfect base to embellish with the letter B and the stars I had cut from the Cricut. To finish it off, I added the circular label and the "Baby" sentiment from "Kisses & Cuddles".
Now this next card just makes me smile! It is fantastically fun and incredibly simple. But it sure does pack a punch.
Wow! Doesn't that just make you happy?! I used the same background image and stamped it in Stampin' Up!'s Melon Mambo, Summer Sun, and Tempting Turquoise onto Papertrey Ink's Stampers Select card stock. I added some buttons and floss and adhered to the card front using foam tape. I thought the sentiment from Practicing Creativity's "Your Dandy" was perfect for this bright cheerful card.
And finally, I wanted to share one more card with you featuring the flowered background stamp and an image and sentiment from "Kisses & Cuddles". I tried to go a little more vintage-y here, not sure I hit the mark. But hey, practice makes perfect, right?!
I used the mobile image, which is actually two separate stamps. One for the top piece and another for the dangling objects. I've included 3 for you to choose from in the set.
Are you ready to see the full sets already? Well, be sure to stop by again tomorrow and I will reveal both full sets. Thanks for making time for me today and as always, thanks for your comments!
Want to win a set? Leave me a comment by 11:59 pm EST Thursday, April 29th and I will select 1 random winner to receive Design Basics: Backgrounds I. Winners will be posted here, and will have 1 week to claim their prize.