Monday 27 May 2013

Working with Background Effects

Shopping list
Stampendous  CRR162 Cling Botanical Blooms
Colorbox Queue Rose Petals
Detail Copper embossing powder
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Versamark inkpad
Brilliance inkpads:-
Pearlescent Beige,Platinum Pearl &
Galaxy gold
8" x 8" card blank
Paper Doilies
3cm ivory organza ribbon
New "Jane" peel off "Just to Say"
Mark Richards gold Metals
Gold mirror & brown card
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
22 The Parade
01395 271739

This week we're creating fab backgrounds to enhance our card designs. As you'll see from my design this week I've used just one stamp for the focal point of the card as well as to create the background. Start by taking a piece of ivory card & fill it with direct to paper technique. I've sponged all over with the beautiful pinks from the Colorbox Queue Rose Petals. It will look messy at this stage but as soon as you start to stamp over it the "wow" factor will emerge. I've stamped all over with  Botanical blooms & Vintage Sepia  joining it up as much as possible but it doesn't matter too much if the pattern overlaps. You'll end up with a real "Laura Ashley" look & this piece I've layered onto dark brown card & covered the entire front of the card blank.
Next emboss the image once using the copper powder & again sponge over this with the inks. The embossing will resist the inks & you can gently wipe over to remove the ink from the embossing & to buff up the copper. I then highlighted the flowers & leaves with the inks from the Brilliance pads just to make them pop out.  Now all that's left is to layer the focal piece (add the ribbon & doilies) before attaching to the card & finish with the message & Metals.

Here's a look at the background.

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