This week's theme on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is to do a project with a handmade background, which is awesome since I *love* making backgrounds!
I made a trio of tags, and used three of the tags from THIS blog post I did a few weeks ago, which will show you all the details of how to make a background master board using Dylusions sprays and stencils and then cut it down to lots of tags.
Then I started layering stamps over the background. I used the leafy vine stamp from THIS
Dylusions set and painted in the leaves with perfect pearls and highlighted them with a white pen.
Next I stamped the bunting stamp (pennants / banners for US folks) several times onto Ranger's new specialty stamping paper, and colored them in with several colors of the new distress markers, which are awesome! I cut out each pennant and adhered them across all three tags and added the string in with a black pitt pen.
Then I stamped the mini tags onto specialty paper and colored around the borders with distress markers, and added several sentiments, also colored with distress markers. I accented each tag with some colored hemp twine.
Creating a handmade background is a lot of fun, and can be a project all to itself. Sometimes I just sit and make backgrounds! Then when I'm ready to make a tag, I'm already started! Join in with this week's challenge and have fun playing with backgrounds. As always you'll have a chance at winning a $50 shopping spree with Simon Says Stamp.
Have a great week!