Background Bits

When I don’t have a card in my head, I sometimes pick a stamp set at random and decide that the card will just use that. Yesterday I picked up Background Bits, a hostess set. The card didn’t turn out as I planned; in fact, the stamp I’d selected as the main focus didn’t even get inked up in the end! It’s fun seeing how cards evolve.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Background Bits - Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

I started by washing some pear pizzazz and soft sky over a piece of watercolor paper with an aquapainter. Whilst that was drying, I stamped another of the images from Background Bits in pool party onto the pool party card base.  Next I made my “label” – the sentiment is actually in one long line, but that wasn’t what I wanted so I only inked up one word at a time so that I could place it where I wanted it. I actually had to do this twice as I smudged the first one whilst using the stitched shapes framelits dies to cut it out. The second time I waited and occupied myself in tying a bow with the beautiful pool party 3/8 inch shimmer ribbon. Finally I stamped my flower image in night of navy and then added a mat of the same color. After that, all that remained was construction.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.

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