Inspiration from a Bold Prints Background
Happy Earth Day! One of the many popular ways to celebrate Earth Day is to plant something - a flower, a tree, or even a garden. So today, I’m sharing a card inspired by a delightful, gardening background stamp. I’ve used the Veggie Medley Bold Prints stamp, filled with turnips, beets, peas, bell peppers, and onions, to make a fun, garden themed card for a friend.
To make this card, I started by stamping the Veggie Medley Bold Prints stamp onto a Dove White card base with Intens-ified Black ink. To color the background, I decided to loosely ink each of the vegetables with simple stencils made from removable masking paper.
To make the stencils, I simply traced each vegetable shape from my stamped background onto small pieces of masking paper, cut loosely around each shape, and then repeatedly used these handmade “stencils” to ink over each image with a blending brush. I used my favorite Reactive Ink cube colors from the Floral, Nature, Sea and Sunshine palettes. I love the imperfect look of these brightly inked shapes.
For an extra detail, I used a black felt tip marker to add small, black dots randomly across the white space of the background.
To create the custom “Veg Out” tag, I used the Luggage Tag Alphabet Frame Cuts to die cut the sentiment from a piece of white cardstock. I also chose several Floral and Sunshine palette inks to blend across another piece of white cardstock. Then, I used a Nesting Rectangle Infinity Die to cut both pieces to the same size. I glued the die cut sentiment over the inked panel with Precision Glue, trimmed the lower tag edge, and used a corner rounder to trim the upper corners of the tag. Before securing the tag to the card with foam tape, I added an inked hole enforcer, that I die cut with the Tag Infinity Dies, and a black twine bow.
I also added a small sentiment strip from the Let’s Celebrate stamp set that I stamped with Embossing & Watermark ink and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. Lastly, I added an inked and fussy cut onion to the tag with a trio of Sunset Enamel Dots.
Where do you find card inspiration? I had so much fun creating this card inspired entirely by a Bold Prints background stamp that I’m eager to try it again with another wonderful background pattern that I love. I hope you give it a try too.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful, crafty weekend!
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