Green background


Hi there. I seem to be on somewhat of a roll at the moment. I had some time after work today, and was inspired to make this card. I took the photo inspiration from Inkspirational to create my own background, using some leaf and greenery stamps from MFT. The leaves are from two stamp sets – Exquisite Ocean and Sketchy Flowers, and stamped in two of the Altenew green inks.

I wanted to create a fullness in the card, with some dimension using the different greens, and I think I managed to do that.

Once I had stamped the whole card, I die cut the centre using a Sue Wilson oval die from a Christmas set, and a slightly larger oval from the same set in an almost olive green. I didn’t try to match the green completely, but also didn’t want to have a bright green. This green card was just sitting there when I looked through my stash.

The sentiment is also from MFT – a freebie from Seven Hills Crafts a while ago, and I turn to this stamp set all the time.

I’m sorry for the photo, but it is taken inside, and trying to capture this in the evening of a grey and murky day – despite using a lamp – wasn’t easy…..

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Inkspirationalphoto inspiration

Tuesday Throwdowncreate your own background

Watercooler Wednesday Challengesanything goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challengeanything goes

a couple of pictures of the stamp sets:



16 thoughts on “Green background

  1. Thanks so much for participating in our “Anything Goes” Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week. You’ve created such a beautiful and serene card withyour combination of stamped background and layering. Very nice indeed.


  2. What a lovely card! I like how you layered the solid and patterns and your foliage looks great! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    – Shauna


  3. You really did create the fullness you wanted-using the different colours of green adds real depth of your design. I like you added the frame as it is like how the photo has a framing look to it (well to me it does!) A wonderful card and so pleased to see you at Time Out xx


  4. Wow, Linda, you’ve really added the dimension you were aiming for. Love those wonderful leaves in the soft greens. That olive is different enough to compliment the other greens without blending right in. Love the layering, the combination of rectangles and ovals, and, of course, the stitched dies. It’s a beautiful design kept simple. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.


  5. You have made a gorgeous card! Love the botanical patterns that are feeling the space and some dimensions you created ! Love thr limited color palette too. Fabulous design, again !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Marge xx


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