Make Your Own Background

This week on the  Monday Challenge, we are leaving the designer papers in the drawer and making our own backgrounds for our projects. There are so many different techniques that you can use, from stenciling, embossing, gelli-printing, stamping, and so many more. The Design Team has used several techniques and hopefully they will give you some ideas of what you can do too!

Once you have made your creation just go ahead and upload it into the linky on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog! We can’t wait to see what you make!

We are showcasing Darkroom Door Products this week, you don’t have to use them to join in, but if you have them we would love to see them used on your projects!

As always, we’re offering a chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp!  All YOU need to do is join in with the challenge!50dollar_voucher_600px

Below are three projects created by the design team, that showcase this weeks theme! You can visit the challenge blog  to get all the details and see the amazing cards and projects that the design team has created this week. If you click on each designers name, you’ll be taken directly to their blog where you’ll get more details about their project! Be sure to give these talented ladies some comments!

This week we are welcoming the lovely and super talented Amber Sheaves into the Designer Spotlight.

Amber made a sunny background for a card and used a ‘Happy Quote Cling Stamp’:


Amber used:

Andrea Ockey Parr made her background out of a paper towels, and used a Robin Cling Stamp:


Andrea used:

Emma Williams was in her element getting messy with paint and used a Beauty Quote as the focal point:


Emma used:


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    Looking forward to creating my very own background this week :)

  2. Wow, these projects are stunning inspiration, I have never seen a paper towel background, how clever!

  3. I feel like I need to invest in background stamps… But now I am inspired to try something a little different. (:

  4. It’s so popular now with watercoloring, stencils get, ink blending and all the other trends to create our own backgrounds. Love the inspiration!

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