Monday, January 15, 2018

CTMH Technique Blog Hop: Blushing Backgrounds

This month's technique blog hop is focusing on stamping your own backgrounds.  You can use any of our background stamps or get creative with more traditional stamps.  (If you're already hopping then you've probably arrived from Danielle's blog.  From here, you'll visit Priscilla's blog next.)
For my card, I wanted to use the background stamps from the CTMH/Cricut Flower Market collection, but I didn't want to use any of the cuts from that cartridge.  Instead, I cut this circle border from the CTMH/Cricut Artbooking cartridge, set at real dial size 2".  To fill in the circles, I used a 1" circle punch and cut circles from Pewter, Bashful, and White Daisy card stock, plus one circle from Bashful glitter paper.
I used Charcoal and Pewter inks to stamp the various backgrounds on my circles.  I used both sides of our new two-toned card stock to add more variety and color variations.  (The Bashful on Bashful is very faint.)  I also used my new Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking stamp set for the sentiment and the flower.  I strip of silver shimmer trim behind the circles filled in the diamonds nicely and two Bashful pearls helped to highlight the sentiment.

I'm linking this card up to the following challenges:
The Card Concept 84
Challenge #333

Thank you for visiting!  I would love a comment before you continue the Blushing Backgrounds technique hop by visiting PRISCILLA'S PAPERIE next!


  1. Very pretty use of color and lovely design. Nice job!

  2. So elegant! I love it, and may have to case this! :)

  3. What a creative way to use the cricut cut and stamps! It looks wonderful!

  4. What a fantastic card and use of background stamps! I am absolutely going to recreate this, so thanks for the inspiration.

  5. This is such an adorable card! I love the elegance and the circles! Thank you so much for playing Inkspire_me this week! Greetings from Bavaria, Kirstin

  6. A funny idea! You put so much thought into everything! Thanks for playing along and best wishes, Annemarie

  7. Very pretty and what a great way to use up those piles of designer paper we all have lying around - or at least my pile of paper. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept. Good luck :)


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