Friday, May 30, 2008

It's Backgrounder Release Day!

I {heart} backgrounder release day. I have become a backgrounder addict. There are so many possibilities with backgrounders: home decor, additions to your scrapbook page, card decorations...WAY to much fun.

Today's backgrounder release includes: AlphaNumber (which I previewed for you yesterday) and Hexagon Tiles.

I had two ideas about showcasing Hexagon Tiles. I find geometric images are really easy for me to use...perhaps it's all about the mathematical precision of the shapes. Wow...I am starting to sound like my math genius son *lol*.

With Father's Day approaching, I wanted to create a PLAIN design for my husband. He doesn't appreciate ribbon and foo foo stuff all over his cards and homemade items. This presents more of a challenge for me because I think that those additions "finish" off a project.
So for today, I am going to show you a plain jane project you can make in under 5 minutes. I picked up this picture frame for $2 on clearance.

I began by inking my backgrounder and then placing it over the area in question. I used post it notes to ensure that the ink did not run over the other wooden areas. Note: I created this with an unmounted stamp and rounded it HOWEVER you could use a wooden block backgrounder and "roll" the frame over the inked stamp. All this needs is a little tag for dad and VOILA...fini!

Stamp Set(s):
-Hexagon Backgrounder
by CHF

-Noir Black Palette

-Picture Frame

Stamp Set(s):
-Hexagon Backgrounder
by CHF
-Nature's Silhouettes (Kim Hughes Collection) by CHF

-Citrus by Ranger
-Clover by Ranger
-Espresso by Ranger
-Caramel by Ranger
-Slate by Ranger
-Pool by Ranger

-Intense Teal by Prism Paper
-Smooth White by Prism Paper
-Suede Brown Dark by Prism Paper

-Ribbon by May Arts

-Corner Rounder by EK Success

Design Note
-Card is 5.5x5

Thanks for stopping by and also thank you to all who have left me comments recently! I have some blog hopping ahead of me.

Have a fantastic Friday and wonderful weekend!


One Creative Life said...

Ohh Im in trouble now. I have been wanting a hexagon stamp for a while now. That frame is amazing with it!! I love the numbers too. Thanks for sharing and enabling lol~Erica

Julia Aston said...

Love the way you stamped the frame! such a cute photo too! Dad will LOVE this I'm sure!

and the chicken wire bg looks great with the stems you stamped - great colors on this card!

Beth said...

Both of these are awesome products. The frame looks finished without the foofoo (although I am a big fan of the foofoo, when appropriate, and know exactly what you mean when you say it "finishes" a project)! The backgrounder gives such a fresh look to the Nature's Silhouette set! I see a BIG CHF order in my near future!!!!

happiness blooms said...

I am so excited about these backgrounders... and your creations with them are so fabulous that now I want them even more!