Yesterday, I watched a stamp layering video by Kelly Latevola. Her card is beautiful - and I was equally impressed with the background as I was the layered flowers. When I learned that this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge is "Make your own background", it was a sign to give it a go!
In 1989, my husband and I met for the first time on March 15. I always give him a St. Patty's Day themed card to celebrate the day and made this card for him. I really am lucky in love!! He's an amazing man.
For my card, I used a colouring image from St. Patrick's Day - 2016 and coloured it with Spectrum Noir markers. It's almost impossible to tell, but Wink of Stella was added to the hat buckle for a bit of golden glitter. The background was created by creating a partial mask and then stamping "Lucky in Love" from My Creative Time's I Believe in Leprechauns stamp set. I stamped the sentiment using Mowed Lawn distress ink, each time first stamping once or twice on another paper before stamping my card mat. I stamped one time in black. I then used an ink applicator to add the green background. Once ready, I popped the mat on the card and then popped the image on top.
In addition to the Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp, I'm also going to enter this card in DoubleClick's "Use lots of green" challenge. Check out Carri's DoubleClick skittles! She makes them all herself!