This week at Shopping our Stash we want to see your hand made backgrounds - (not just stamping a background stamp) - could be collage, paint, tape, stamp, stencil, or even to alter patterned paper with doodles. I made two cards using the same background technique and stamps, but I think you'll agree they've made entirely different cards!
Supplies: Flourishes daisy stamps; Paper Smooches sentiment; PSX dragonfly; watercolor paper; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Sakura Stardust glitter pen; Versamark & black detail EP; Festive Berries & Spiced Marmalade distress inks; classic small & lacy circle Nesties; dark red rhinestones from Dollarama
Supplies: Flourishes daisy stamps; Memento Gray Flannel ink; Faded Jeans & Mowed Lawn distress inks; clip art from The Graphics Fairy; doily from stash; Tonic edge distresser
To create the backgrounds I began by stamping the daisies with the listed colours of Distress inks, and then painted over them with water. On the dragonfly card I used the inks as well, resulting in a much more saturated colour. Once it was dry, I stamped the daisies again - on the red/orange card, I used the distress inks again and then added some black with the smaller daisy stamp. On the blue/green I used just the grey ink and lined the daisies up with their initial impressions. I also sponged the vintage clip with some Mowed Lawn ink to help it match the background better.
The only thing I found difficult with this challenge was deciding what to do! There are just so many options when it comes to creating your own background. Join in with the SOS crew: