Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Background Building

This was more fun than I though it would be.  I love how this looks in the background.  It adds a lot of texture and design to a card.  Amy Sheffer at Paper Trey Ink showed us how to do this technique. Take a look for yourself. It also prompted me ot organize my stamps and dies from PTI so I can easily see what I had to work with.
                                             This is the card that I completed today.

 I love the rich look of the color and the subtle design on the background.  I also added texture to the inside.

To accomplish the background building, I cut the die from Quilted Spring and clipped out the circle leaving me with a square frame.  I cut a second one the same way and used both the inside circle and the frame on the base.  Then added some cut and colored leaves from the Leaf Prints set.  So glad I did doubles and had them ready to go for another card.  You can never have enough leaves this time of year, right?  A bit of gold twine, sequins and a die cut "HI" from gold card stock. The base is PTI Terracotta Tile card stock.

I will also be entering this card in:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes
Just Us Girls Challenge Leaves

Thanks for stopping in to take a closer look.  I really love the comments, it is what it all about.

12 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous with those colorful leaves and all those wonderful layers in your background. What a fantastic way to create a great background.

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  2. Barbara, just wow! So rich and full of fall goodness! The frames you created in the bg, add such depth. Gorgeous color and the leaves are a standout against the fabulous red!

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  3. Your background is gorgeous, so much texture and that beautiful rich color. Love the tone on tone....stunning. The leaves and acorn making a perfect topping. Beautifully done! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

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  4. Love how you used the round frames with the rectangle. Just fabulous with the leaves and acorn. Fabulous fall card.

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  5. Love the tone on tone frames and card stock! The color is so pretty and perfectly Fall! Your leaves are gorgeous and that acorn is a perfect centerpiece! The gold accents work perfectly here! Love this!

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  6. This is so gorgeous. The frames and colors are stunning. Love it.

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  7. Wonderful Autumn card Barbara! The colours and textures are lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  8. Awesome elements here, and great take on the challenge. I have not watched the video yet, but you have really intrigued me here. Love that you did the red tone on tone background, it just makes your focal pop. Beautiful leaves and I really like that acorn, well done!!!

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  9. As I already told you but needed to make it official! This card is Beautiful! Love the tone on tone! I love getting ideas from my sister! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at JUGS!

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  10. WOW...this is absolutely beautiful Barbara! Love how you used the tone on tone for your background frames...fabulous texture and beauty doing it that way! And your leaves and acorn are just as lovely! Beautiful, beautiful card!! :0)

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  11. Such pretty colors, love the depth of color and the great texture

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