simon says... make your own background

Hi, friends.. it's Wednesday! And this week's theme over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog is Make Your Own Background!

So put away that patterned paper, and create your own! :) This week's product focus was stencils.. aaaaalll the rage right now. So here's my card, using a stencil, some ink, and a sponge to create my background:

I used Simon's Exclusive BLOCKED CIRCLES stencil with a couple Distress Inks (FESTIVE BERRIES and TUMBLED GLASS) and slightly shifted the stencil between color applications to get that great pattern. I accented it with a circle stamp from Simon's Exclusive LOTS OF DOTS set. The sentiment is from the Simon Exclusive HAPPY EVERY DAY set as well. I pretty much love how this came out.. it was SO quick to do. Plus, imagine the color combinations you could do with this! What do you think? :)

So now you're up! Link your custom-made background project HERE no later than 8am next Wednesday (the 11th), and you'll be included in the random drawing for a very generous prize voucher to spend at Simon!

And have you heard? Simon Says Stamp just introduced their very own line of inks and card stocks! Super quality, gorgeous colors... head HERE to check 'em out!

That's all from me.. thank you for peekin'. See you soon! :)


Barb said...

Amazing effect, Lisa! Love your beautiful stamping and colors! Awesome card!

Lin said...

This looks to me like a very modern quilt! And so, of course, I LOVE it! Well done, Lisa!

Emily Leiphart said...

So gorgeous, Lisa! Amazing double sponging work. I love the vivid colours!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Love the background & sentiment!!

Simon Says Stamp!

Sue McRae said...

What a great graphic design Lisa! Love your clever coupling of stencil and stamp.

Heather said...

This is just stunning Lisa - beautiful stencils and gorgeous colours!!!

Heather xx

debby4000 said...

What a fabulous striking background, gorgeous card.

Jo Nevill said...

I love the way you have used that fabulous stencil - very clever !

Jo x

Lucy Abrams said...

WOW. This is incredible.

wintonrosepapercreations said...

Amazing back ground Lisa. Thanks for visiting me and your kind comments. Karen.x

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