Monday, May 5, 2014

LSC #81 Make Your Own Background

Welcome, Welcome to another challenge over at Lawnscaping!  If you joined in our last challenge, hope you had fun seeing all the "mini" projects!!  For you this week it is all about backgrounds, and creating your own!!  There are so many ways to create a background and it will be fun to see what everyone comes up with!!  I also want to mention that we are sponsored by the ever so popular Simon Says Stamp, and they have their new website up and running!!  If you haven't checked it out, its awesome!!  OK - onto my project!

For my card I used three different sets from Lawn Fawn - Hello Sunshine, Happy 4th, and Bannerific.  

I started out by die cutting a piece of Bazzill Marshmallow card stock with the scalloped frame from Mama Elephant.  Then I started stamping the "Oh Happy Day" sentiment from Hello Sunshine to create my background using Soft Vanilla Ink from Hero Arts!  LOVE this ink color!  Then, once I was done stamping, I prepped by panel with my powder bag to prevent static  because I heat embossed the firework images from Happy 4th.  I heat embossed them in silver embossing powder - so pretty and it really is a neat effect against that soft vanilla background.  Then, I stamped and die cut one of the banners from Bannerific.  I recently purchased the dies to match, so I was anxious to use them.  I inked up the "Let's Celebrate" sentiment using Pale Tomato ink.  I placed foam adhesive both of the stamped panel and the banner, and all of that went on one of the patterns from the Let's Polka 6x6 paper pad.  It gives a slight pattern between the stamped panel and the card base which a piece of Butter Mints card stock from Bazzill - cut and scored to a  create an A2 top folded card.

To finish off my card I wanted to add some sequins - so I used a couple from the Hello Sunshine collection from Lawn Fawn as well as some 4 mm Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  I am addicted to the 4 mm size!

Hope I have inspired you to join in this week's challenge!!  Looking forward to seeing all the fun backgrounds in the gallery!!  Have a great week!


1 comment:

  1. oh my goodness!!!! amazing card!! i just LOOOOOVE that text in the background with the amazing fireworks!! so COOL!!!! i LOVE that the fireworks are heat embossed too!! such an awesome touch!