Monday, September 5, 2011

The Vine

I am SO excited to have received my new stamps from GinaK Designs today! And the first card I made is with Melanie Muenchinger's The Vine.
 This card is perfectly timed for two challenges, too! Make It Monday #31: Creating Backgrounds With Non-background Stamps Participants and Wee Memories' Challenge #66 (Sentiments)

How I made the background:
I first ligthly rubbed over the plain white cardstock (GinaK!) with a foam applicator and Tim Holtz Crushed Olive. Then I stamped it with two of the small leaves from The Vine stamp set. But see how I placed them on my acrylic block:

Using this method I stamped with both images at the same time, their positions were the same but I did turn the stamp grouping to make their placement slightly random and to better cover any open spaces.
And this is what it looked like:
A note on the sentiment layer:
The sentiment was cut out as usual with a circle die. For the mounting circle I cut a larger circle from cardstock and then cut a Fancy Tag shape from the same cardstock. The fancy tag was then cut through and mounted on opposite ends on the back of the circle (idea from The ribbon was then threaded through this after the sentiment was glued on.


  1. This is one of my favourite verses! Lovely

  2. Wonderful card--love the scripture verse. :)

  3. Beautiful background and a wonderful verse! Perfect together!

  4. Beautiful card and I love the fall leaves .

  5. So pretty!!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Wee memories


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