Saturday, September 25, 2010

Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge

Well I missed the August Blog Hop, but I wasn't about to miss this month's!  The challenge for this month was to demonstrate a technique that you have learned from other stampers.  When I first started stamping, I didn't do any layering of stamps.  From various stampers suggestions, I started to experiment with layering my stamps.  Here is a card that I quickly prepared this morning before the kids got up that shows this!



I used two different background strips from PTI's Polka Dot Basics II, the smaller stamped in Dark Chocolate ink and the larger dots in Terracotta Tile on Harvest Gold cardstock.  I added a 2" strip of Harvest Gold to the middle of the card.  I used my eCraft to cut out the leaf in Orange Zest (stamped in Background Basics: Retro using Fresh Snow) and the circle in Dark Chocolate cardstock. Both shapes are from the Fundamentals 1 SD Design Card. I also used Fillable Frames #8 die to cut out a piece of Terracotta Tile cardstock, and stamped the Fillable Frames #8 frame in Fresh Snow.  The sentiment is from Fillable Frames #7 and is stamped in Dark Chocolate.  This overlapping of background stamps also works great with Versamark ink as your 1st stamp layer with a colored stamp on top, it is a much more subtle approach to the same technique.

Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!

27 comments:

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Very funky, loving those dots!

Leah said...

This is very cool and I used this stamp set as well...I LOVE it!
Love the bright and fun and very Fall card!!!!!

Aimes said...

What a great layering of stamps! Totally dot-a-licious card!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Paul said...

Layering certainly gives a different effect. This is the first time I've been able to participate with the PTI fun being from Wales so the time difference never allowed. I'm also new to PTI products and have only just had my first order so am having loads of fun seeing what others create with the items.
TFS
Paul
http://craftyblogocks.blogspot.com/

Cathy Weber said...

Love all the layers of this card. I really like the polka dots layered as you did. Never tried it, but I am going to.

Sue Ann said...

Bright and uber fun!!! Love all the dots ~~ makes me want to put on some Go Go boots and go out dancing!!! The touch of read is perfect to pull all the Autumn colors together!!!

Kristin said...

this is a great card!

Kelly S. said...

What a great idea to layer those polka dots! So fab and funky!! Love the colors on this cheery fall card!

Ravengirl said...

This is a brilliant idea! I agree with Kelly, funky!

sarahw said...

Love the fall colors! Huge fan of orange and this is such a great background. :)

Marge said...

This is a fabulous fall card!!! Great BG idea!!!

Melissa said...

What a fun fall card!

peggysue said...

True, I didn't layer before I saw others do it either. Great card!

Kristii said...

I love, love, love how you layered the stamps!!! Awesome!!!

Gayatri said...

Love the sutumn colors and layering of polka dots.

sillyleann said...

What an interesting look! I love it when stamps are layered. I don't know what it is, but it is probably one of my favorite techniques.

Jen Carter said...

I love polka dots! Great job with this card! You picked a fun color scheme!

Ginny said...

Love the layered dots...can't wait to try this for myself!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Janelle said...

The layered polka dots really make a big impact -- nice card!

Cassie_lu said...

love the two-tone effect of the polka dots.

Laura Isham said...

very graphic and fun. i love all the different dots you used to make both the background and the focal point have more interest

Amy said...

Beautiful card.....and LOVE the polka dots!

KimberlyRae said...

It's beautiful fall card...I love your card and I love fall and dots!! G R E A T job.
ps was everything cut with your eCraft?

Denise O'Connor said...

The label was cut out using the coordinating PTI die, but the circle and the leaf were cut out with the eCraft.

Cammie said...

Love the graphic look with the polka dots.
Great fall card!

Victoria said...

Great idea! I love that polka dotted leaf!

Babies- Beth said...

Wow- such a lot of pattern here, my eyees go all over the card- love it!

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