Sunday, September 29, 2013

Background Stamping with CAS-ual Fridays!

Creating grids and backgrounds is one of my favorite things to stamp so when I saw Karen Baker pin this inspiration photo, I immediately thought of the Beanstalks set!  I went to work creating the background below by stamping in tangerine, stamping off and repeating with grey ink.  You'll notice that the card is a bit longer thinner than the normal 5.5" x 4.25" card.  I did this to even out the repeat of the background image.  


I then wanted to give the same technique a try with a Christmas card.  I love them both, but will admit to likely the first one a bit more.  The color combo to me is absolutely stunning!  The card below is using one set: Christmas Carols.


What about you? What is your favorite type of stamp?  Floral?  Background?  I'd love to hear!

PS I'm entering these over at the Retro Sketch Challenge!

18 comments:

  1. I crown you as stamping queen!
    This is beautiful Lynn!

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  2. LOVE both but I agree the colors on the first are so striking! Yes, I agree, YOU are the Stamping Queen!

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  3. I think both cards are fabulous and the stamping perfect. I have trouble even stamping a straight line, but I've been practicing.

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  4. Love the layout Lynn. Ill have to try that! Beautiful cards too!

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  5. Lynn both cards are beautiful, perfect stamping and the stamping off leaves such a wonderful glow!

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  6. Lynn, these cards are so pretty! Your stamping looks perfect on both! I love that gray can be combined with so many colors and look fabulous!

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  7. Ooh, these are yummy! ;) Your stamping is beautiful! I have to admit, I love the Christmas one the most but the first one is gorgeous too!! ;)

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  8. I love this sketch AND love the stamping...are you sure you need patterned paper because you are a master and creating your own! Ok, uh, yes, we always need patterned paper, I'm just sayin' you could be a paper designer!

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  9. Left the CFS as soon as I saw these fabulous cards as I want to pin them--LOVE what you did! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Very cool! Great color palettes on both cards. Love the non-traditional Christmas colors. Someday, I hope to learn how to stamp this straight!! Perfectly wonderful. Bev

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  11. These are both fantabulous...love the design!

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  12. Lynn, these are just gorgeous!!! I am going to have to try that with my collection. Wow!

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  13. Both of these are beautiful but I especially like the grey and orange...I have a stamp almost identical that I've never used so thanks for inspiring me to use it! Thanks for joining us again at Retro Sketches this week!

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  14. I just love the orange and gray combo. What a great design that could work for so many border stamps and occasions, just like you've shown here!

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  15. Yum! LOVE all the stamping, girl, and this design is delish! Really love the "stretch" of the first!

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  16. These are beautiful, I love the way you used the stamps :)

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  17. These are both just stunning, you have a great eye for color! xx

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