Thursday, July 5, 2012

Homemade Brick Background

I've had so much fun playing with the new Papertrey Ink Cover Plate:  Hexagon Die this week, and it got me wondering if I could create something similar in Silhouette Studio.  Well, it took some time, as I'm still learning the Silhouette Studio program, but I was able to create my own brick background!

The yellow card base is 11" x 4 1/4", scored at 5 1/2".  To make my background I created a small rectangle and then duplicated it and arranged them in a brick pattern within a 4" x 5 1/4" rectangle.  After cutting it out, I adhered the frame to my card base by using 1/8" ScorTape around the edges, and then I began stamping my rectangles.  The aqua polka-dot pattern is from My Creative Time's Coffee Break Stamp Set.  The other three patterns are from Papertrey Ink's Bitty Background Blocks Stamp Set.

I didn't want to cover up too much of the pretty background, so I used the MCT Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies for my sentiment.  The sentiment itself is from MCT's All Around Everything Stamp Set and the image is from All Around Everything Accessories Stamp Set.  I colored it with Copic markers in shades to match the background.

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  1. Katie ~ OMG ~ this turned out AMAZING! I LOVE the pattern and am beyond impressed you used the Silhoutte to create this! LOVE ALL the background stamps and FUN colors you used for this card! I can't blame you on not wanting to cover this up to much ~ I LOVE that scallop and circle die ~ PERFECT touch!

  2. Love it...I really need a Cameo. Great colour and patterns! Lee-Ann :)

  3. katie, another fabbie "quilt"! with all the darling cards you've been showing,I better not head over to PTI or I will be in sooo much trouble!!!

  4. You're so clever! Love the bricks you created for your stamping. Don't you just love Silhouette Studio?

  5. Another awesome one! Way to take the hexagon inspiration and make something different... GREAT job!


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