There She Goes Wednesday Trend: Backgrounds

Hey yall, this week I’m the Trendsetter of the week over at There She Goes and since today is Wednesday I’m posting my Wednesday Trend!  I nearly died laughing when Jessie told me I needed to do some kind of trend/tutorial or something… I mean really???  I am the last one to learn ANYthing!  I racked my brain and then came up with this, not that it’s anything new or difficult in any way but it is one of those “oh yea!” things that certainly comes in handy when I don’t have exactly what I want/need.  Today we’re going to create our own backgrounds with stamps!  This is a great way to get exactly the look you want even if you don’t have paper that goes with your theme!  Today I’m going to use Nutmeg, but nearly every set by TSG will work!  For this card I liked the background papers I chose, etc. and I really wanted her outfit to be yellow and green… so I had to figure out a way to incorporate a little more of both but didn’t have any paper that would fit the bill.  Darn those 6×6 packs for having too many of the sheets I don’t like and not nearly enough of the ones I DO like, lol!

I started off by stamping the adorable skull image with some Gray Flannel Memento ink, black was just too bold, but I wish I’d had a lighter gray.  This ink will NOT bleed with my Copic markers.  I randomly stamped the skull, turning my image in different angles, even upside down. 

I grabbed one of the lightest Green and lightest Yellow markers I had, G0000 & Y000.  I don’t want the color too pale, but I don’t want it to take away from Nutmeg so these were the perfect shades!   I just layered my coloring until it was the shade I wanted.

When I put all of the layers together, this is how it looks… LOVE it!!  Pale enough so the card isn’t to busy but not as plain as solid cardstock 🙂 

The next method goes all the way back to my beginning stamping days when I was just starting out and didn’t have lots of supplies.  Let’s break out the VersaMark!

Again, I stamped the skull randomly and in various directions.

And now here’s all of the layers put together!  I LOVE the way Nutmeg just POPS on this one 🙂  Well now you have the “meat and potatoes” for 2 cards… time to add some dessert (ribbons, and hardware and pretties oh my!).  


Thanks so much for popping by to check out my post!  I’ll see you back here on Friday for my TSG Anything But a Card post!  TTFN 😉

One thought on “There She Goes Wednesday Trend: Backgrounds

  1. These are SO fun! {My GOODNESS, I loved that Versamark when all of this we new to me, also! I wore that thing OUT!} You do SUCH darling work – I simply adore your work!


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