Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Mod Squad Create Your Own Background

I am hosting with the seriously talented Barb Campbell at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog  this week and she challenged me to make a background. I am also representing One Happy Cut where you will find dies from a lot of different companies at a great price, and their shipping is extremely reasonable  The prize is a $15 dollar gift certificate to their store. Here is the card I did for the challenge. 

 I love texture and dimension in a card so I decided I wanted to use some molding paste(you know the supply you had to have but have not used) to create my background.  It was so fun to work with and it creates both texture and dimension. I started with a Tim Holtz die and cut out a section of an 4 x5.25 card.  Many die cuts can be used as a stencil also. For this card, I cut a Die-Versions Whispers bricks background and used it as a stencil to apply molding paste.

To get more texture I taped some tulle to a piece of card and placed it behind the Tim Holtz pattern.  

If you look closely, you can see a little bit of tulle underneath the Tim Holtz die and in the flower arrangement of Susan's Garden's Dogwoods.

 I cut a Sue Wilson's  Canadian Collection Montreal in kraft card it  in half and glued them together to get more dimension and put them on top of the brick pattern. 
Sue Wilson Designs - Canadian Collection - Montreal

Frantic stampers fern die is used at the top and bottom of my floral arrangement of Susan's Gardens dogwoods and Wild Iris flowers.
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Fern

I put that on a piece of grass green card stock and added a few Memory Box butterflies and I was done. 


"Yellow" A Happy Place to be at Double D !!

This inspiration board just screams YES, it is spring!!! Yellow is such a happy color and I was inspired by the entire board.

This is my card for the challenge. I started with a piece of yellow card stock and stamped it with an IO  gingham cover a card stamp using Versa Mark and embossed with White embossing powder. Then I cut a frame using Spellbinders rectangle dies and backed it with a pretty PTI flower die cut and put the frame over my gingham panel. 

Of course, I had to add some yellow flowers backed with some greenery from Frantic Stamper and IO but instead of my traditional butter flies I used some yellow birds and a cute little bird house that I have not used for years.  The sentiment comes from Sue Wilson's Ornate Ovals Just for You.  Head over to the Double D Challenge Blog and see what my team mates have created. Get out your yellow supplies and be happy as you create. We are looking forward to seeing what inspired you with this challenge.