Monday, October 14, 2019

Background Stamping -A Light Bulb Moment!

Hello friends! 

I have a fun post to share today!
This post is a simple reminder that you can use your sentiment to create an unique background. 
I am partial to script word when it comes to background. 
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I am using Modern Poinsettia as my example.
peace and love 

What prompted me to create this card?
 I happened to have a nice piece of stamped and white-embossed Poinsettia leftover from previous projects. It has been laying in my stash for a while.....
 In the midst of doing other projects, the scripted background came to my mind! 
DING---> create a text background with your existing stamps. Dig out the word dies and scripty stamps. They are perfect for stamping a background.
How to: locations, locations .....
start stamping the actual sentiment in the most prominent space first. This way, you can see the sentiment right away. After that, you can stamp around it to create a background.
Extra idea! ---> stamp your outline images with scripted sentiment! 

peace and love-001

In this case, I stamped "home for the holiday" right in the center, I then stamped the rest and fill up all the space that I had intended. 
peace and love-002

To finish it off, I stamped another sentiment "peace and love" in Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink
The background seem like random, but they really are carefully stamped and planned.
It's chaotically orderly.
peace and love-003

I hope today's post prompted you to look at scripty word in a new way. The beautiful handwriting really makes this card a standout.... but of course, the poinsettia is the focal point. You can always use any stamped images for this design.

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Denise Bryant said...

Love that background! Beautiful card!

Dawn T said...

Great idea Virginia. Love the way you added the scripty sentiments. Fabulous.

Ginny K. said...

WOW! Talk about a light bulb moment! That is genius, using your script stamps as a background, why didn't I think of that before, I love that idea! Your card is beautiful. I am so going to use that great idea for some background images. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.
~Ginny K.~

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Virginia
I simply adore your card and love the way you have used the script.Blessings

Karthikha said...

Great idea to use the sentiment for a background! We often miss the simple techniques :) said...

Love this post and your brilliant "technique"! Really like the card!

I Card Everyone said...

a brilliantly bright idea, my friend!!! I'll be CASEing this one - if you don't mind... thanks!! xx

conil said...

Brilliant idea...going to do this with my leftovers...hope they look as beautiful as yours does.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Really love the graphic look of the black scrip on white card, Virginia! Perfect background for your beautiful poinsettias!!

Sue D said...

Very pretty with the scripty word background.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE that script background! Gorgeous poinsettia!

Linda BL said...

The script background is absolutely perfect for your beautiful poinsettia. The gold sequins and gold embossed sentiment add a warm touch to the card.

mindy1414 said...

I love this idea and what a beautiful card!! Your talent is so amazing Virginia, thank you for always sharing your ideas with us.

Karen Dunbrook said...

Happy Thanksgiving mf....hope you had a great day!
Love the look of the script on your card, beautifully done.
xx Karen

Vikki H said...

I love your light bulb moments! At first glance the background looked like a new Altenew washi tape. I'll begin looking through my stash for similar designs.

Cindy C. said...

Another great light-bulb moment, thanks for sharing Virginia!

whoistracy said...

Gorgeous card!!

Kim said...

That card is a stunner Virginia! What is it about those beautiful scripts that make such fantastic backgrounds? This is just beautiful!
kim skinner

Purple Princess said...

so beautiful