Creating my own backgrounds is probably my favorite part of card making. Whether it's stamping, watercoloring, ink blending, etc - I just love it! I have been using the Pirouette Pattern Templates so often because they're great for building backgrounds. I've created video tutorials showing the circular patterns, so this time I thought I would use the bonus template and create a full background pattern!
I used greenery stamps from the Peace & Joy Pirouette Stamp Set and four colors of green ink - Olive Branch, Four Leaf, Evergreen, and Pistachios-a-Plenty. In my video above I show you just how to create this background - it really is simple! I filled in the little squares in each quadrant, stamped and turned four times, and then repeated the process with a new color of ink and new stamps for each quadrant.
The new Layered Poinsettia Die Set is simply gorgeous! I die cut the layered flower pieces from red cardstock, the leaves from three colors of green cardstock, and the centers from brown cardstock. The die-cuts are easy to align, but if you need a bit of help I always find it helpful to look at the back of the packaging.
I die cut my background panels using dies from the A2 Stitched Layered Card Toppers Die Set and added them to a card base. I created a sentiment strip by stamping a sentiment from the Potted Poinsettia Stamp Set with Olive Branch Ink and finished the card by scattering some pearls around the card. That's it! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!