Monday, October 27, 2008

Creating Backgrounds - PART 8 - CUT OUTS

It is my turn to post to the Pursuit of CraftYness blog today so hop on over there to check out my card. Another card for October's Breast Cancer Awareness month.
And, I'll have more info on this later this week, but this is the week that Papercrafts GOURMET issue is being released and I want you to be sure to see it and GET ONE! This is the second time they have put together an issue where craft projects and yummy recipes are combined and I can tell you that I really think this is the most fun magazine to have in your hands. (and I have a few projects in here too)
Now to a background idea using my CPS sketch card for this week. This is sketch #88 and our sponsor this week was UNITY stamp company.
I could have pulled out a piece of patterned paper that had a branch/leaf design on it but I wanted my background paper to be more 3-D with texture so I stamped the branch stamp by Unity Stamp Company three times on white cardstock using a brown ink. I then cut out the branches and glued them to my brown dot paper by Bo Bunny Press. I was careful to not completely glue the leaves down so that I could bend them up for more dimension. I also decided a fun look would be to use brown thread and machine sew down each branch. Machine sewing always adds dimension.
I LOVE this flower!!! I stamped it with brown ink too but I embossed it with clear embossing powder just to add a richness to that and the leaf was done the same way with green ink. I also covered the green leaf with Glitter 3-D Fashion paint by Tulip. I love this stuff because it adds glitter and bling and it still lets the green of the stamp leaf show through.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Brown Cardstock – Core’dinations
Stamps courtesy of UNITY stamps – Grow set
Patterned paper – Brown Dot paper/Bo Bunny Press
Ancient Page stamp pads – Clearsnap
Clear embossing powder – Clearsnap
Glitter 3-D Fashion paint – Tulip
Machine sewing
Rhinestones – Me & My Big Ideas


  1. Really nice, Linda! I like the sewing you did with the brown thread.

    I will be needing to get that new issue of Paper Crafts Gourmet. I tried the Garlic/Cheese Biscuits tonight and they were delicious! Congrats on having projects in this issue... I'll be sure to check them out. :)

  2. Beautiful card...your designs always remind me to do some sort of technique that I always forget embossing, I love the effect, but forget to do I need to pull out the ol' embossing gun :)

  3. This is beautiful. I love the texture you added with the stitching and twine.

  4. Ooooh, super cool Linda! Awesome card!

  5. Beautiful card! I just love the colors and intricate designs.

  6. Lovely card. I love the texture on the flower. It looks almost like a very fine mesh.

  7. Really beautiful card - love the way you stitched the branches! You're right, I've got to get my hands on that PC!!