I met a stamper this week who said that she gets frustrated with finding the perfect background paper, and I told her that I often stamp my own background paper and this was met with a blank stare, followed by, "Huh?"

There is nothing like seeing it for yourself, so that is why I made the card I did today.  I did this one as a hybrid, with printed background paper in the background and stamped paper with the numbers.

And on my Facebook Page today (later today) I will share with you a different way to do it with the same stamp set.

I started with Polka Dots (because I LOVE them) to pick my first color for the card, Real Red (yummy!) and then grabbed other bright colors, I pulled in Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, and then the Fabulous Gumball Green and viola! there was my color palette.

Making Your Own Background Paper, Stampin' Up!, SSS168Supplies Used to Create this Card:

Stampin' Up! Stamps:  Memorable Moments

Stampin' Up! Ink:  Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green

Stampin' Up! Cardstock:  Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green

Stampin' Up! Accessories:  Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Die

Can you see the numbers working as your background paper?  Be sure to leave me a comments letting me know what you think – and be sure to check my FB page (later) for another version of it.  Try it out, stamp your own background paper today!


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