Monday, September 8, 2008

Creating Backgrounds Part 2

It is really amazing what you can do by starting out with a plain, white piece of cardstock!
This photo gives you a little overview of some of the products you will need to start creating this background. The stamp comes from a set by TJ Designs. These are rubber stamps with a cling backing, the "abc" image is what you see on the long piece of acyrlic.

1. All I did was ink the "abc" stamp with the black ink and stamp it over and over to fill my paper. You see here one of my absolutely more favorite NEW finds - Memories Mists! I love the colors, the intensity of the colors and the way they spray. You get a fine, centered mist with these.

2. I used this red and yellow and sprayed my piece of white paper that is stamped. Just like that, it is wonderful! You can see that I sprayed most of the paper with the yellow and then sprayed portions of it with the red.
3. To finish off my background, I just stamped some additional images here and there to create a collage style look.

The close-up shows you the adorable little girl stamp that is my main focus on my card and it also gives you a great look at the way these mists spray.

4. I stamped the little girl on plain, white cardstock and then I cut out a simple mask to protect her while I sprayed the mists on that piece too.

If you haven't checked this out lately, you just have to go take a peek at the amazing images that TJ Designs is offering! And, I previously mentioned how much I love their packaging.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)

ABC-ART cardDesigner:
Materials list:
Cardstock - Prism
Red Cling stamps – Little girl, ABC’s, ART and “Memories”/TJ Designs
Memories Mists spray ink – Stewart Superior
Oval Punch – McGill
Scallop scissors
Corner stamps – Crafty Secrets


  1. Beautiful! You would never know that wasn't name brand paper.

  2. Wow that spray is so cool.. going to have to get me some. Thanks for the ideas. Cheers!!

  3. Ohh my what an amazing idea and technique !!! I love this. You are so creative. TFS

  4. Awesome technique Linda! I would never have looked at that and said, "that was just a white piece of cardstock"...I guess that's the idea huh? It's gorgeous! LOVE the little girl in the middle also. You are soooo creative! :)

  5. I love that mist! I've got to get that!

  6. Gorgeous Linda! Love the variations of color on that card!

  7. what a fun tutorial it!!

  8. Oh my, what a lovely card! I have those Stampin' Mists but have never used them... (as a lot of the stuff I own) :-; Maybe this will push me to do so. Thanks for the tips and thanks for visiting my blog.

  9. Cool Linda! That is a fun way to make the BG~

  10. Wow Linda, this turned out beautifully! Loving the paper dolls.. hehe