Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Make It Monday #31: Creating Backgrounds with non-background stamps

Hi Everyone!  

I had so much fun with this challenge-I love creating backgrounds with stamps and I am in love with my new Tabletops stamp set from Papertrey Ink.  

When I chose this color scheme I did so because it reminds me of fall.  However, it is also the primary color scheme in my dining room.  We don't use our dining room very often, but for the family gatherings, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas, we do and we all look forward to pulling out the china, crystal, and silver for these special celebrations in a very warm and inviting room.  I knew I felt a certain homey-ness from this card!  I hope you like it, too! 

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I have used a wide variety of supplies here most all of which are from PTI  except for the red cardstock which is Cherry Cobbler from Stampin Up!, the Memento Inks, Rhubarb Red and Rich Cocoa, and Spellbinders Scalloped Circles, Large die.  The card base is Chocolate Brown, and I used Kraft for the stamped image and Vintage Cream  for the Doily Details and Double Ended Banner die.  The doily center is stamped with the border image from Tag-Its #1 and the smaller design within the center is from Tabletops as well as the "Thanks So Much" on the banner.  I softened the edges of each layer with Tea Dye Duo, Chai/ Chamomile Inks and rounded the bottom corners of each layer with a Corner Chomper.

Thanks for stopping by, 
Suzanne

17 comments:

  1. I really like your color scheme in this card. Very pretty card.

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  2. This card is really pretty. I love circles!

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  3. This is really awesome. I love the colors and the circles are so peaceful to the eye! :-)

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  4. Suzanne, thank you for your comment on my blog...and I love the design you did for your card..how clever to use the Tabletop Stamp set for your dp!

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  5. This is wonderful, Suzanne! I need to buy that stamp set from PTI!

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  6. Your card is GORGEOUS! I love the colors and patterns you used! This would be perfect to display in your dining room on Thanksgiving!

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  7. Beautiful! I've been trying to comment here for days, but having much trouble from Blogger. :-S Someone finally let me in on the gag, so here I am! (Let's hope this one gets through...)

    I just love this card! I passed up that stamp set, thinking I really didn't need it, but you've shown a reason why I would want to have it in my stash. I love the patterns you combined for your background, and I think the earthy colors are just gorgeous. Fabulous layering of elements, too. ;-) Beautiful!

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  8. What a lovely job you did with the non-background stamp, great card! I like your Fall colors too.

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  9. Very homey feel. Wonderful card.

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  10. Beautiful colours, so warm, I love it :)

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  11. This is really beautiful, such great colors!

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  12. I need this, I want this!!! I love this!!! Did I mention that I love red? I am checking out Tabletops. :) Darby :)

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  13. So warm and cozy...very pretty!

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  14. Beautiful card. I love the warm, rich colors. Great job!

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  15. This is outstanding! I love everything about it! i wanted to stop by and thank you for your recent visit to my blog and for the kind comment you left. I love your work and am now a follower. Have a great day!

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  16. Wow what a Pretty Card! Love the Red and kraft together! So warm and Rich! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

    P.S. Thanks so much for your Sweet comment on my blog! So kind of you to stop by!

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