Saturday, July 16, 2016

Background Bonanza: Mary Engelbreit Inspired

Hi friends,
I'm back to earn my 5th and final badge for MFT's Camp Create.
The final badge is for creating a background.
 Here's my card:
I still had the Hog Heaven stamp set on my desk from the masking challenge and as I was thinking about this challenge the little flowers caught my eye. There are three sets of flowers in this stamp set that I could use to create my background- and you know how I like threes. 3 is a good number! *Ü* The flowers reminded me of the flowers on many Mary Engelbreit designs. (My fellow teachers out there know what I mean ;) So that is what inspired my background design.

Yes, this took a loooong time! Maybe there was a quicker way, but I couldn't think of it! I stamped the flowers a bunch of times with Black Licorice Hybrid ink (MFT) and colored them with Copics using the bright bold colors Mary Engelbreit uses. After they were all colored, I die-cut them all using the coordinating dies. Since I didn't want a white border around my images (and I didn't want to fussy cut them) I decided the easier thing would be to color the white space in with my Memento Tuxedo black marker.
 Once all of that was done, I laid out all the pieces on the black cardstock panel and lay a piece of Press 'n Seal on top and picked them up all at one time. I added multi medium matte adhesive to the backs and placed them all down at the same time! That was a HUGE timesaver instead of gluing them one at a time *Ü* The "hello" die cut is from the Sentimental dies set (Avery Elle).
To finish, I added white dots to complete the ME look and made stitch lines around the panel with a white gel pen.

In the end, I thought it came out very whimsical and Mary Engelbreit-ish *Ü*

For my non-teacher friends this is a Mary Engelbreit bulletin board trim I have in my classroom collection of borders *Ü*:
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
May your day bloom bright with happiness!
Until next time...


  1. Wow!!! LOVE your card!!! And, it sure does look like your bulletin board trim.

  2. oh my goodness! This is such a fun and joyfull card! Love the colors and all the pretty details! have a wonderful day! Hugs and sunshine

  3. That does look like it took a lot of work, but it was worth it. Your card is beautiful and looks exactly like your BB trim.


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