It’s all about the background.

This month over at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog the theme is “Create Your Own Background”. That is always daunting to me, as I tend to over think things, this time I drew out a sketch of my card and went from there with the ideas I had.

I got a piece of white card and masked the bottom half of with a post it note so I could stamp the wallpaper. I used the stripe stamps from the Doodle Doll Halloween Edition Witch stamps set. I stamped the fireplace from the Fireside Kisses stamp set onto a separate piece of card, and cut it out, I used Distress Inks to colour the bricks, and Flexmarkers for the top and bottom. I cut out the central part of the fireplace and added some black paper behind it and made a fire to make it look cosy and wintery. I used a die to make the stockings in felt and popped them on.  The mistletoe is also from the Fireplace Kisses set and I popped some tiny pearls on to be the berries. The girl and the sentiment come from the Be Amazing Doodle Doll stamp set, I just love these as they are so versatile and fun. I thought I should make her a wee bit more festive and popped some snowflakes and holly onto her, they come from the Christmas Tags Holly Jolly Stamps. To add some extra sparkle, I put some red gems on as the holly berries. I coloured her dress with FlexMarkers and her hair and holly with Promarkers. I used lots of foam squares to give the card lots of dimension, will need to pop some other pictures on.

Ingredients
Felt
Flexmarkers,Promarkers
Distress Ink, Memento Ink, Archival Ink.

I hope you can join us for the last challenge of the year.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
C.R.A.F.T – Christmas
Crafty Little Fairies – Candy Stripes
Paper Crafting Journey – It’s Christmas Time
Divas By Designs – Feeling Festive
Simon Says Stamp – Make your Own Background
Emerald Faeries – Christmas

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4 thoughts on “It’s all about the background.

  1. Lovely card and love the candle as well, thanks for joining us this week. How about applying for our DT? Our DT call still has a few days left on it! You would be very welcome to apply!

    Jo and the CRAFT Team.

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  2. This is just adorable! You brought together the elements so well! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

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  3. Gorgeous card I love the fab colours.
    Thank you for joining the Crafty Little Fairies, hope you will join us next time hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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