Saturday, October 7, 2017

WCMD 2017 | Background Building/Pattern Making Challenge with Mayuri

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Hi everyone, and happy World Card Making Day!

The Winnie & Walter Talent are setting some creative challenges for you guys throughout the day to celebrate this amazing day, and yes, there will be the chance to win some wonderful prizes so why not take part?!

My challenge for you is Background Building / Pattern Making - this is such a versatile challenge and means you can use any product, from stamps to dies. And what’s more, the background doesn’t always have to fill the whole page - its just a focal element for your project. Here’s some cards I made using the latest release:

Background pattern using small background stamps


For this card, I used the Mini Scenery: Round and Round image, lined it up at an angle on my MISTI and stamped. Between each impression, I moved my panel of white cardstock up or down and changed the colour of the ink - this gives a sense of depth! I then trimmed the panel down, mounted to a card base and adhered some wood veneer shapes. The sentiment comes from Wish Big with Evelin T Designs.

Inky stencilled background


I created the background for this card using Dylusions Ink Sprays and the Scenery: Do You See What I See? stencil. I began by adding ink droplets onto a block of acetate, spritzing a panel of watercolour cardstock liberally with water, laying down the stencil on top of the damp cardstock and then quickly turning the inked up acetate block upside down and face down. The idea is that the ink filters through the stencil and onto the cardstock, leaving you with a sort of ethereal background when you lift the stencil away and heat set. The results are different every time! To finish, I trimmed the panel down, stamped a sentiment from Wish Big with Evelin T Designs and foam mounted to a card base. The little elephant from Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs was coloured with Copics, fussy cut and foam mounted to the card front.

Repeat stamping


The background for this was relatively easy as I used images from one stamp set and repeatedly stamped then around a circle. I began by marking up a panel of white cardstock with guidelines for where I would need to stamp at equal distances, started with the smallest images from In a Word: Happy (the stamp set) in the centre and ended with one of the large sentiments around the outside. I stamped the same sentiment in the centre with black dye ink and added a supporting sentiment that had been heat embossed in white on a strip of black cardstock.

Emboss resist background


I think this background could be the most fun to create, as again, its fairly easy to create. I repeatedly stamped the outline flower from In Bloom:Shirley's Blooms with Versamark onto a panel of white cardstock, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set. I then just scribbled various ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens all over the embossed areas and liberally spritzed with water to get the colours moving and mixing. I heat set again and for a bit of shine, I sponged some Delicate Golden Glitz with an ink dauber in the centre of the flowers. I trimmed the panel down and used one of the dies from In a Word: Birthday Tiles Cutaways to die-cut a sentiment from the centre. Everything was then foam mounted to a card base and embellished with gold sequins.

I hope you’ll play along with this challenge and link up your projects below! Look forward to seeing all your ideas for Background Building / Pattern Making ;-)


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

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  1. Beautiful cards! Love this challenge always!

  2. WOW - WONDERFUL cards Mayuri!
    Your backgrounds, colours and designs are EXCITING!
    ... I have to confess that I struggle with backgrounds, so I plan a walk on the wild side to try my hand at creating some :)

  3. Great cards! So many clever ideas to build your background. They all look so much fun to create. Thanks so much for all the inspiration. I must give them a go soon.

  4. Great cards and fabulous ideas for creating bckgrounds. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Superb cards and fun challenge:)

  6. A delightful and varied array of backgrounds! Definitely inspiring!

  7. This is a great technique because it's a great way to take advantage of our smaller stamps.

  8. stunning and such unique cards :) thanks for the inspiration

  9. GORGEOUS cards!!! Thank you for this challenge that gets me out of my usual box to go for something different. Usually I am a big patterned paper person, but it will be fun to try making patterns and my own stamped backgrounds.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  10. Beautiful Cards Mayuri.. Love each one of them..

  11. I really like the way you have created backgrounds. I have ordered some stencils. will try it out. Thanks for the inspiration and ideas. Hugs

  12. Beautiful and super cute cards!!! Love them!!

  13. This reminds me... I saw a tutorial on using the MISTI to make a background rotating the card on a turnabout of certain number of sides depending on the size of the stamp. You've inspired me to go back and find that, because my eye is nowhere near as good as yours to space the images so evenly around the circle. Such an awesome effect!

  14. Background building is such a wonderful way to use those little stamps that you often forget to pull out. Thank you for showing us how many creative ways to to build a custom background.

  15. Gorgeous backgrounds with lovely colors! Wonderful cards they are! Thank you for the inspirations :) Loved playing along! :)

  16. Great samples--really love the emboss resist card! Fun challenge!

  17. I don't have that many patterned papers so making my own pattern with stamps is always a great way to go. Thanks for showing us all your pretty designs!

  18. Love all the different background ideas and fabulous cards! Great challenge.

  19. I am usually lazy to create backgrounds but your projects are so inspiring

  20. Thanks for another inspirational and fun challenge! Love all your cards!! TFS!

  21. These cards are just amazing, so much variety in the techniques. Thanks for sharing.


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