It's Day 3 of the August Release festivities for Waltzingmouse Stamps and today is all about background stamps, I am super excited that background stamps are back in vogue, and Claire has done a fabulous job giving us detailed pin strip and zig zag stamps.... the large versions are super huge and definitely bigger than you average card front.... I went with contemporary colours for my cards today but they will lend equally to all types of dark and vintage colours....
For the first card today I stamped off a full impression of the Zig Zag Background in five different colours, and then cut them across the width of the stamped image at different intervals to forms strips in the five different colours. I then used the herringbone quilting technique to build my background panel.... this is border with a very fine edge of black to separate it and then I have popped that panel atop a Pinstripe Background. When I use paper quilting techniques I like to use open frames so as much as possible of the pattern shines on through... finishing one of the lovely new sentiments from Big Day - Today!
The second card combines simple background stamping with a good dash of doodle art. I wanted to have a lot of open space on this one... so covered the join in the different backgrounds with the little frame and fine line sentiment from Big Day - Today, and then took some of the scraps from the last card and cut out a quad of circles... the purple and aqua circles with a little off-centre circle cut out as well. This card didn't really it do it for me until I added the doodles, a simple way to dress up plain panels, but also define the edges on smaller elements.
I hope you enjoyed seeing the new and very delightful backgrounds in use here today... there will be plenty more on offer across the Design Team, here are the links:
Of course you can check out all of the festivities on the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog....... Enjoy, and see you for more early on Sunday morning my time, when the release goes live and we participate in a celebratory Blog Hop!
What's in it?
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Pinstripe Background, Zig Zag Background, Big Day - Today
Paper: Simple White Card; Basic Black; Scraps of Aqua.
Ink: Memento: Tuxedo Black; SU: Primrose Petal, Wild Wasabi, Kiwi Kiss, Morning Marigold, Coastal Cabana, Wisteria Wonder
Extras: May Arts: Twine; Kaiser: Black Rhinestones, Clear Rhinestones (coloured pink); Fabric Scrap and Beutron Buttons; Pink Paislee: Artisan Frame.