Monday, January 11, 2016

Inspire Me Monday: Fun Grid Back Ground Building



Howdy all!  Welcome to another Inspire Me Monday here at Power Poppy

I’m your hostess Ally and today I’m sharing an easy tutorial on how to make some fun back grounds using a grid technique.

Last Friday I introduced two fun cards showcasing some cool hand made back ground paper.  Check them out…

These two cards showcase the “Cozy Cupfuls”, “So Grateful” and “Good Thinking: Love Notes” stamp sets. Sooo cute, right?

So today, I thought I’d share how I made that back ground.  All you’ll need is some paper, a few smaller sized stamps, a pencil, a ruler, an eraser and some imagination!

Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and join me in my scraproom.

Here’s another close up of our grid inspired back ground card featuring the stamp sets “Good Thinking: Love Notes”, “Bough Wow Wow” and “Potted Primroses”.

Take a look at the layered vellum blooms…

And the cute little peek-a-boo window to show off the sentiment…

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope my tutorial and cards inspire you try this fun technique on your next card.

~ Allison Cope ~


Supplies
stamps: Power Poppy (Good Thinking: Love Notes, Bough Wow Wow, Potted Primroses)
inks:  Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versamark, Copic Markers
embossing powder:  Stampendous! (Detail White)
cardstock:  Neenah (Solar White), Recollections (110lb White), Vellum
patterned paper:  Lawn Fawn (Let’s Polka Mon Amie 6x6)
dies:  Avery Elle (Dotted Die), Simon Says Stamp (Stitched Squares)
sequins:  CraftMedley
other:  ribbon

12 comments:

  1. Both are really beautiful cards. However, I simply adore the card with the vellum flowers. I just love things stamped on vellum. Thanks so much for sharing and for the tutorial. Cheers.

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  2. Awesome cards, thank you so much for the great tutorial! Great inspiration!

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  3. Ally, Holy moly!!! All of these grid cards are cool, creative, and just TOTALLY unique! Special Valentine confections, each one!! And as you showed in your EPIC video, making these varied grid backgrounds can be a lot of fun. I just love that you think outside the box with every project. Thank you for putting your heart into this post! It shows! <3

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  4. You give excellent instructions for making a grid card! This looks like something I'll have to try my hand at. Thanks.

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  5. Lovely card and wonderful clear explanation on process. Thank you.

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  6. Lovely card and wonderful clear explanation on process. Thank you.

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  7. Beautiful card!! Love this technique!! The coloring with the airbrush adds so much more interest!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  8. Oh, Ally, what a great tutorial, and I so love the idea and the results of both of these cards! I LOVE your videos and always get a chuckle when you use the word caboodle! Hehe! You are adorable and so amazingly creative! Love how you inspire us to think out of the box, as Marcy said. Fabulous cards, and I love the vellum primroses. Stunning cards! Hugs, sweet friend!

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  9. sweet! thanks so much for sharing.. your voice is so soothing:) you are super easy to learn from!!! :)

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  10. What an excellent tutorial! Very detailed and well explained ... can't wait to try this technique. I don't have an air brush, but I think if I'm careful, I can just sponge some light color, but I'll save my pennies to get the air brush later ... that really makes the whole card special. TFS

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  11. Loved your tutorial. Thank you very much for pushing those of us that need a little nudge to try something new. Can't wait to give it a try. Keep the videos coming. Thanks again. Looking forward to your next one.

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  12. Loved your tutorial. Thank you very much for pushing those of us that need a little nudge to try something new. Can't wait to give it a try. Keep the videos coming. Thanks again. Looking forward to your next one.

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