Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Mod Squad - Handmade Background Focal

 Dear Ones~
Welcome to 2022, I want to wish you all a very happy New Year, dear readers. My offering today is for the first Mod Squad Challenge of the year. I am inviting the participants to create a background with their stamps, and then use it as a focal. No other images are allowed, save a greeting if they wish. 


Gina K. has been in the stamping industry since 1998 and started Gina K. Designs in 2007. As the business grew, Gina asked her husband Tom to leave his position as an attorney to join her in the business. Together they built StampTV, an online video website featuring broadcast quality paper crafting videos, galleries, a social network for paper crafters and more! Since then they have created a new website called Gina K Designs. Gina now has over 200,000 followers over her various social media networks and video sites from all around the world. Gina’s goal is to continue to offer top quality signature products through her online store Gina K. Designs, along with informative and creative crafting videos. There is also a monthly card challenge, where you have 3 chances to win a $25 gift certificate. Visit that HERE.


A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.

Here's my card:
I recently discovered a gal on YouTube who does fabulous stamped backgrounds. Her technique is one I had not seen before, you can find her work HERE. She calls her panels One Sheet Wonders because she stamps a big sheet and then cuts it apart.
 For this background I used several GKD stamp sets and many GKD inks. The stamp sets I used are Something Good, Bloom and Grow and Fearless Joy, all by Lisa Hetrick. The inks I used are Cherry Red, Plum Punch, Dark Sage, Prickly Pear, Jellybean Green and Charcoal Brown. I made the card using GKD Ivory Heavy Weight and Edible Eggplant Card Stock. The greeting die is from A Little Hello Stencil Bundle, and it was cut out with Edible Eggplant Card Stock. The companion shadow die was cut from GKD Vellum. I cut the panels with Master Layouts 1 and Master Layouts 2
I first stamped my pattern on a 8 1/2 x 11 piece of GKD Ivory Card Stock.

Then I cut it into 4 parts. Now I have 4 panels with which I can make 4 cards, all different.
 So that's it for me this time. Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy your comments. And don't forget to swing on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. You could win the prize.

Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.



  1. What a beautiful background, and wonderful tip to turn this into 4 different card panels. I've never tried doing that but this is going to be next on my to-try list for 2022!

  2. This is beautiful!! What a great way to make your own background paper to make multiple cards.
    Happy New Year!

  3. Wow--your panels are gorgeous, Judy! I did that techique once, but made one big bouquet in the middle of the sheet & wasn't all that happy with my results. Think I'll try something more like you did. Thanks for the great inspiration! I'm hoping a wreath counts as a background for the challenge as I'm in the middle of making one.

  4. Such a pretty card! What a lovely way to make 4 backgrounds at once. Great challenge!

  5. Your background stamping is beautifu, Judy and what a great way to get four cards at once. I'm putting this on my technique list to try.

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  7. Well, look at that background! Awesome job, Judy! Going to have to give this a try really soon! Between you and Sharyn I now need all Gina K's script dies! Thanks...I think!

  8. Oh, my goodness gracious this is gorgeous! You did an amazing job with your stamped background. I'm in awe! I will click to see and bookmark the video. Thanks, and happy new year, Judy!