Monday, August 13, 2012


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Today's idea is a wonderful diamond background that you create yourself in about 5 minutes!

I saw this technique done by Gina K on her Stamp TV site on YouTube
Here is a link to her tutorial (She calls it pillow top background

Here is the card I made using this simple technique

Card Recipe

Stamp - Art Impressions (UMT3478) Kiss the Cook
Die cut - Spellbinders S5-107 Lattice Motifs
Colored with Copics
I used Ranger Distress ink (Mowed Lawn) to make my background


I had so much fun with this wonderful technique, that I made another card!
I went one step further and after making the diamond background, I used my
glue pen and went over each of the main lines and added glitter! Love how it turned out
for this Christmas card.


Card Recipe

Papers - Light blue textured card stock
Diamond Technique, used Marvey Matchables ink
Swirl circle die is Memory Box (98343) Calypso Flourish
Ornament Die -Memory Box (98411) Emma Ornament I used white glitter paper
I used red mirror paper to back the ornament and added a red cord bow

This is such a fun technique with such pretty results.
Hope you get a chance to try it soon.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great Monday.  Until later...........



Sue said...

WOW!! Fabulous cards Sue, I really love the way you have inked the backgrounds - thanks for the link.
A great image and I love the chritmas bauble too

Sandra H said...

Morning Sue, Two totally stunning card l just love the idea that your have done with the backgrounds so effective and your images are beautiful too l just love christmas baubles and this is stunning, x

KarinsArtScrap said...

the card above is so cute and it's looking great Sue.
The christmas card under is very chique and beautiful.

greetings karin

Riet said...

Ohhh Sue,What a gorgeous cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful cards! I love this technique, saw that video and had to try it right away. You did a beautiful job with it. TFS!

Turtle In The Sand said...

So pretty. Want my adress? LOL

Glenda Atkins said...

I love that technique, I must go visit Stamp TV. Your cards are beautiful and really showcase the shading, fabulous job Sue!

America said...

Lovin' that BG for both your adorable Cooking Couple card and the Ornament card. Both gorgeous and lovely sponged. Great work GF! :)