I watched this week's Make It Monday yesterday morning, and last night I got a chance to make a card using the double stamped background technique. I pulled out all of my background stamps and thinking I had had a stroke of brilliance, I combined PTI's BB: Text Styles and the chicken wire from BB: Farm & Barn to create my background. It was the very first combination I tried and I loved it, so I went with it and finished off my card. A couple minutes ago I checked back on Nichole's blog to see the number of the challenge, so I could write my post. While I was there I decided to check on the twitter updates...apparently my text + chicken wire combination wasn't quite as original as I thought. This fabulous card by the oh-so-talented Maureen Plut was tweeted about last night for using a very similar background combination. Shucks. However I decided it was silly to be bummed that my background wasn't a clever, new idea and to focus on the positive instead. A happier train of thought was to flatter myself and say that great mind's think alike. :)
This card was really fun to put together. I started by selecting my color scheme from this week's ColourQ Challenge.
Then I stamped the text in PTI's lemon tart ink and the chicken wire in SU!'s So Saffron ink on a panel. I've been loving the collages I've seen all over the place, so I decided to try my hand at a very simplified version. First, I watercolored and trimmed the flower and leaf images from PTI's Pretty Peonies. Then I stamped one of the frame images from the same stamp set in SU!'s Blue Bayou Ink onto the background panel to anchor everything. The rest of my little cluster includes two banners with words from PTI's Round & Round and Friendship Jar Fillers, a little wood clothespin, pearls, and some leaf ribbon that my sister gave me forever ago. This last photo shows the text a bit better than my first.
And that's it for me. :) Hope you are having a happy week!