Saturday, October 1, 2016

WCMD 2016 | Background Building with Shay

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Hello there lovelies!  How are you enjoying WCMD so far?  I am loving all the events, challenges and The Big Hop Taheerah has organized this year.  

When picking a challenge this year I went with an old favorite: background building.  

I sort of went a little wild as I wanted to hit on some (just a few) of the possibilities.


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I created 2 cards using word backgrounds with The Big, the Bold and Merry and Comfort + Joy.  Those big words really have so many uses.  Simply changing out the word and color schemes changes things up.  


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To diffuse the busy pattern I added panel of vellum to each card.  I cut out the solid circles from True Multifaceted Circle Cutaways.  

For the merry card, I stamped the poinsettia in black ink from In Bloom: Elsa's Flora and watercolored it in using abandoned coral and fired brick Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.  To the center I added some black toner paint and ran it through the Minc using gold foil.  I also die cut "merry" from The Big, the Bold and Merry Cutaways using black toner paper which I also ran through the Minc with gold foil.  I assembled the items and attached them to the vellum panel with foam dimensional adhesive.

For the joy card, I cut out the patterned circle from True Multifaceted Circle Cutaways and inked it up using Distress Inks.  I assembled the circles and added a die cut "joy" from The Big, the Bold and Merry Cutaways using black toner paper which I also ran through the Minc with silver foil.  I assembled it all.


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Next I made a really simple background using Scenery: Pattern of the Rings Creative Screenings and different orange Distress Inks by Tim Holtz for an ombre look.  Then I cut a solid heart from True Multifaceted Heart Cutaways inked with broken china Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.  I embossed the sentiment from LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs in copper.  I added the heart to the background panel with foam dimensional adhesive.  Last I added some gems by Studio Calico.


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For my next card I stamped a single flower stamp from In Bloom: Eva's Favorite Flowers over and over in Distress Ink by Tim Holtz on a panel of white cardstock with the pale pink throughout the panel and the darker colors added to the middle.  I stamped the three larger flowers in grey ink and then used a Minc black toner marker to trace over the stamped images and then ran it through the Minc with gold foil.  I cut the In a Word: Thanks Cutaway from black toner paper and ran it through the Minc with gold foil.  I layered the flower panel to a larger layer of black toner paper foiled in gold.  

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For my last card I used a piece of brown foil that had earlier been used with the Cover Model: The Leaf Effect Cutaway and ran it through the Minc on a piece of black toner paper.  I added the panel to a A2 card base.  I added the sentiment using a gold foiled In a Word: Happy Cutaway (black toner paper run through the Minc).

I hope something I made will inspire you to make some backgrounds of your own with stamps, stencils, dies, paint, or anything that makes you happy!  I can't wait to see your creative backgrounds take center stage on your lovely cards.

Prize: One randomly chosen project that is linked up will win $50.00 gift credit to the w&w shop.

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27 comments:

  1. fabulous ideas shay! happy WCMD to you!

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  2. I love making backgrounds!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards. I esp love that last one. Great inspiration for a masculine card I need to make this week!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh wow--what great ideas, Shay! I love all your cards (especially the floral one) & can't wait to use my new W&W goodies to make a background!

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  4. Awesome backgrounds !! I loved the cards shared :)

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  5. Looks like you had a blast creating all of these cards, Shay. Love them all!

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  6. What gorgeous backgrounds! Stunning!

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  7. Love your colorful cards!!! Great backgrounds!!!

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  8. Love this challenge. Love all your foiling too!

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  9. Gorgeous card. What a fun challenge. Hugz

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  10. Love all the gorgeous cards you have made Shay, the backgrounds are simply stunning.

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  11. Love how you used the sentiment stamps to make a gorgeous background
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  12. WONDERFUL cards Shay!!!
    The backgrounds are FABULOUS, especially your repeat sentiment stamping with the vellum overlay!!!
    Feeling INSPIRED, looking forward to joining your challenge :)

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  13. I love that you motivated me to use a stamp that I wouldn't normally use to make a background. I never quite know what to do with those small images that always come in stamp sets and don't stand on their own. Making a background is a great way to stretch those sets.

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  14. Love this challenge!! Creating backgrounds is always interesting!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  15. I love building my own background because then I can make everything coordinate! Thanks for such a fun challenge and inspiration.

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  16. Love all the different background options :)

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  18. Love the colours you've used on your cards!

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  19. Wow, what a wonderful assortment of examples. They are all so different and offer lots of inspiration for this fun challenge.

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  20. I'm at a loss for words after seeing this outstanding assortment of backgrounds. I'll leave you with this: LOVE!!
    ~carol

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  21. All these card are awesome and great.

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  22. this was such a cool challenge! had a lot of fun using my supplies to create backgrounds

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  23. Love the idea for your cards. Many choices and all of them are fablous.

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  24. Great backgrounds, Shay! Especially love the one you built using Pattern of the Rings stencil.

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  25. wow! loved the creations :) had so much fun playing along

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  26. boo hooooo thats me crying I missed the link. should have posted and then gone back and chat. three cards and all for nothing. Ahh well no not nothing, they are beautiful I will share somewhere.

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