Friday, January 15, 2016

Stamped Background

When I get my inspiration from someone's blog I try to save the card on Pinterest so I can go back and share the link with you, well I can not find anywhere the card that gave me inspiration for this card, so I am thinking it may have came from one of my cardmaking magazines.  I have so much trouble with boy preteen cards, my great nephew turned 12 and I thought this might be neat to try.  The person stamped the background with little stamps but left the center blank and added the sentiment, I am thinking theirs was an oval I went with square.  I cut the Birthday sentiment out of sticky backed foam, with this die set , so I didn't have to worry about having adhesive on it and I like the dimension the foam gives, I also bent it a little bit before sticking down so it had a bit of an arch. Filled in some of the spaces with dots with my fine tip sharpie marker.

Carta bella-- Alphabet Junction paper for framing
Spellbinders -- Classic Square dies (to make frame) Sentiments one die
Hero Arts -- All Occasions messages for the little stamps for the background
Impression Obsesssion -- Sentiments 2 stamp set for "Happy"
Star dies from Hobby Lobby
Iridescent sequins

Wishing you a fun and creative weekend,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,



Dreaming of Vintage said...

Adorable card Connie! Have a wonderful weekend!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, goodness, and then you've paid it forward by inspiring the rest of us! I'm especially taken by your idea of using the sticky backed foam for the birthday word and then curving it. Brilliant! I must find some of that sticky backed foam!

Stephanie said...

Very fun and festive, my friend :) Happy weekend! Big hugs!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, what a great idea for a pre-teen boy. Yes, they are hard to make cards for, but this is perfect. I love your own personal designer paper and also love the idea of using sticking foam for the die to pop! So clever, and now I should try to find some. Thanks for the inspiration, sweet friend! Hugs!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Oh you made such a nice card Connie. It's perfect. Have a nice weekend.

Debbie said...

that's a lot of stamping and a lot of dots!!! it's a great card, perfect for a 12 year old boy!!!! you sure do add a lot of detail and personal touches!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the background! I thought at first it was all about space with the stars and moons (smiley faces!)

Daniela said...

How joyous this card is, my lovely Connie, it communicates such a gladness, thank you, my sweet friend !
Have a blessed remainder of yourSunday
sending love

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Hi Connie, another great card, you are definitely talented.

Roosterhead Designs said...

Very cool card Connie!! You are much braver than me : ) as I usually just 'buy' cards for the younger boys. I L O V E your ideas! and creativity for this 'hard to create for' age! said...

As for me I do like this card very much. It looks really pretty! Those little stars, crowns and smiles look so cute! Really great Happy Birthday card. Great work!