It is time for a new Scrap’n Stamp Blog Hop, and the start of a new challenge on the Scrap’n Stamp Facebook page. 

We are celebrating backgrounds this month. There are numerous ways one can achieve a beautiful background to showcase on their cards, and the design team have a few to share through this hop.

We have prizes to be had with 8 Background Prize Packs and 1 $50.00 Gift Card to the Scrap’n Stamp Store. And, that is not all – we have a 20% discount code to share with you when you purchase your very own set of Life Changing Brushes. 
Enter code BRUSH20.
So be sure to visit each of the designers on the hop and leave your comments for a chance to win.

 Back to the card I made for today’s hop. 


I painted a plaid background for the backdrop to my Easter card. This is something anyone can do, trust me! I can not draw a straight line if my life depended on it, but that is not important for this kind of background. 


 The background is an important part of the scene I created for this Easter card. I used Rose Madder, Cadmium Orange and Cadmium Yellow for my background, along with a Zig Gold Pen. I would normally use my Wink of Stella Gold, but I could not find it! Once finished with my plaid, I die cut my piece using Penny Black’s Stitched Stackers Die and attached to my card base.


 Using Poppy Stamps To All My Peeps and a couple of older dies from Memory Box and MFT and again using the palette of paint colours, I stamped and painted my images, then cut them out. I die cut a piece of  36lb vellum and attached using my Vellum tape. I styled my pieces then arranged my scene, gluing some pieces and using foam squares on other pieces. I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder, attaching with foam squares.


To finish I added clear Wink of Stella to the flowers, the bottom of the clouds, bunny ears and the noses of the birds, along with all of the decorated eggs. Following is the video on this card, as well as affiliate links to the product I have used.

I had great fun making this card, and hope you have enjoyed it. Now on to Susan’s blog. If you have lost your way, following are the links to all those participating in today’s hop. Enjoy!

Nancy E

Nancy F

    1. Thank you Mary-Anne, it was fun to make. Thank you for joining in with the challenge this month.

    1. Thank you bunches Wendy … it is a fun background to make, especially this time of year. Thank you for joining us for this month's hop.

    1. Thanks so much Charmaine, and thanks for joining Scrap'n Stamp for this month's hop.

    1. Thank you Sandi Lou, it was fun to do. Thanks for joining us for this month's hop.

    1. Many thanks Donna and thanks for joining us this month. Do try the plaid, it is a nice change and fun to do.

  1. Adorable card! Love the fun plaid background you created and the sweet bunny and chicks! Pretty details and color combo!

    1. Thanks very much Nana711 – and thank you for joining in with this month's hop.

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