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Background Tip from Melanie

January 3rd, 2010 · 6 Comments

Background Tip from Melanie

Inspiration Mosaic is one of my favorite Gina K. Designs stamp sets. On her blog, designer Melanie Muenchinger showed how to create a fast background by stamping the image on patterned paper and coloring the sections with different colors. I’ll be adding this card to her Two Years and 25 Sets customer blog hop!

I stamped the mosaic with black VersaFine ink on Petals & Paisleys Designer Series Paper and embossed with clear powder. Then I used three different blue-green Copic markers to color all but one of the sections. The section behind the “Happy Birthday!” sentiment was left uncolored. The other sentiment was stamped with VersaMark ink on one of the darkest sections and embossed with white powder. Seven Old Olive brads were added to the skinny section in the top right corner.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Inspiration Mosaic (Gina K.)
Paper: Ocean Mist (Gina K.); Old Olive, Petals & Paisleys Designer Series Paper (SU!)
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark (Tsukineko); Tempting Turquoise (SU!)
Accessories: Big Shot, Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die, Earth Elements Brads, Clear and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Mat Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stamping Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); Copic Markers (BG000, BG01, BG05)

Tags: clean & simple

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lagene Sands // Jan 3, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Your mosaic card is great, & thanks so much for explaining how you colored the different blocks & stamped!

  • 2 Terri E. // Jan 3, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Super cute background!

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  • 3 Melanie Muenchinger // Jan 3, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    hey I remember this paper, it looks so fresh with your added colors!! :)

  • 4 Pat (mspfd) // Jan 4, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Wow! This is a great idea. Awesome card.

  • 5 Donna // Jan 4, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Very cute! great idea. I must have missed that tip!

  • 6 Lisa Somerville // Jan 6, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Love this Vera – it sure gives your papers a fresh and fun look!

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