Saturday, April 4, 2009

Rubbernecker Challenge - backgrounds

The Rubbernecker blog's new challenge this week is to use background stamps. I had bought this particular background stamp called Baroque Background last year at a convention where I had the great honor of meeting Miss Sherry Cheever and Miss Bev Gerard and, of course, Mr. Dave (Mr. Rubbernecker himself). I have known Bev for years as TexasGrammy on Splitcoast, and it just tickled me to meet her in person!

Okay, back to my card. I have loved seeing all the quilt cards this past week on blogs and my email groups, so I wanted to use that with this background. I punched out some designer papers with my 1 1/4" square punch, and glued them down to a scrap sheet of paper. Then I stamped the background onto that, and cut it out with my Top Note die. I had to keep the rest of the card simple so that the background quilt would remain the focus. Just some satin ribbon and a sentiment was all that I needed to complete this card. :-)

Stamps: Baroque Background, Petite ATC Sentiment set (both from Rubbernecker)
Ink: Timber Brown stazon
CS: Chocolate Chip, designer papers from My Mind's Eye
Other: nestabilities, Top Note die (from Stampin Up), wide satin chocolate chip ribbon, 1 1/4" square punch


Sherry Cheever said...

Holly this is GORGEOUS! I love the quilt background and the shape too!

Dawn Frost said...

I love the quilt cards that I've been seeing lately too. Yours is gorgeous! I don't have any cutting system yet, lol, notice I said yet but I think I'll try to do a quilt card anyway.

Jennifer Scull said...

wow! such a beautiful card! love the quilt technique you used! I have seen it done many times, but have never had the courage to try it myself. you did a wondeful job! :)

broni (waterchild12) said...

OMG, Holly! This is just incredibly beautiful! I LOVE IT!!! I'm so glad you play along with us each week!!

Juliana said...

This is REALLY cool!!
I can't believe you punched all those squares (well, I can, but I am SURELY AMAZED!)!!!

Very clever--and very well done!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Holly...this is soooo pretty!!! I love how you made you *quilt* and the colors are gorgeous!!! hummmmmme thinks me needs to borrow that top note thingy!!!

Candy said...

This is gorgeous Holly, love the color!! Thanks for playing!!

Kittie said...

This is beautiful, HOlly! What wonderful work.