Grounding Critters On Colorful Backgrounds | Blog Hop + GIVEAWAYS!

February 14, 2017

Hi there! Today I am very excited to share a couple different ways that I like to mount little critters onto colorful card backgrounds without losing the image in the distracting background. This video is also part of a blog hop with Emily Leiphart, stay tuned to find out more info! šŸ™‚

For all of the cards, I blended the colorful backgrounds using various stencils and bright Catherine Pooler ink pads. Have fun playing around with color combinations, it’s just paper so you can always trash it!

I cut a diagonal panel with white cardstock for each card. This gives the critters a place to stand and creates a contrasting background.

Here are some card examples, Have fun playing around with designs and changing them up! For these cards, I used and colored the Sloth Love digital stamp and Willy And Friends stamp set.

Here are the other two variations that I created with warmer colors. For these cards, I used the Surf And Turf stamp set and the Into The Woods stamp set. I love how all of these cards turned out and I hope you will give this technique a try!

BLOG HOP

This post is part of a really awesome blog hop to celebrate Emily Leiphart’s big 5,000 subscriber milestone! All of your favorite designers’ kids are going to be creating the amazing projects to celebrate kids in the crafting industry.

A couple companies were VERY generous in sponsoring this fun blog hop! That mean there are some awesome giveaways!!! šŸ™‚ The winners will be randomly chosen from ALL comments left on each of our videos. Comments will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 and winners will be announced on Emily’s blog on February 24, 2017. Winners must be subscribed to Emily’s YouTube Channel.

Find out MUCH more about the giveaways on Emily’s blog.

Everyone is encouraged to shop at Ellen Hutson with code “craftykids” and Pretty Little Studio with code “prettylittle” to receive 10% off your crafty order. Ellen Hutson’s code is valid on February 14-15, 2017, cannot be combined with other coupon codes and is valid on in-stock items only.
The next stop on the hop is the amazingly talented Laura Sterckx! Keep hopping along for more inspiration.

SUPPLIES

All of the supplies used in today’s video are linked below. I am affiliated with Ellen Hutson (EH) , Simon Says Stamp (SSS), and Scrapbook.com (SB), so I do get a portion of the profit (with no extra cost to you) this is how I am able to run this blog. Affiliate links used when possible. I appreciate your support!


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7 Comments

  • Reply Linda Ford February 14, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Great cards, I love them. You did very well.

  • Reply Denise D. February 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    All of your cards are awesome, great blending!

  • Reply Lori Ellen February 15, 2017 at 9:28 am

    You have such great ideas! I love the idea to use stencils to ground tne critters!

  • Reply Teresa Doyle February 15, 2017 at 9:35 am

    These cards really are fantastic Simon. Great work!

  • Reply Maggie B February 15, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Hi Simon ~ Your cards are fabulous and I love the blending you’ve done with CPD inks. I find that those inks are awesome, whether I’m stamping or blending. Thanks so much for sharing!! ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

  • Reply Lisa J February 15, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    The stamp sets are so cute! I also love the bright ink colors !

  • Reply Martha R February 15, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Thanks for sharing ink blending with the stencils. Your cards are dynamite!

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