Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Backgrounds


Yesterday was my WIAD (Women in Abu Dhabi) Card making group...I demonstrate two cards and after each demo the group try their skills and develop the theme.

The first card involved an emboss resist background. This is my favourite example from this set:-

A background stamp (Lost Coast Designs - Crackle) was inked up with Versamark and then embossed with clear embossing powder. The butterflies were then cut out using the Big Shot.
 (Dies from Hero Arts stamp and die-cut Framelits 657773 were positioned randomly on the background.)
The background and butterflies were coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Inks 
and further distressed around the edges.
The card was completed, matting on a toning backing paper,
 the butterflies on dimensionals and an added bow...


This next picture shows two more backgrounds and butterfly sets after the distressing stage. The green butterflies on the left show a white edge as they were distressed still in the dies; the red ones on the right have been further distressed around the edges.


These ended up as follows:-




The second card yesterday involved making a home-made stamp pad using a baby wipe and re-inkers. 



My favourite from this set of examples is this one:-

A baby wipe stamp pad was made up by folding a baby wipe into a small rectangle and dripping two or three drips of several re-inkers on to it. It is then used to stamp the desired image.
 Here I used in particular Memento Cottage Ivy and Danube Blue re-inkers.
A piece of card was stamped randomly for the background
 and three extra images were stamped for the motifs. The image is a Kanban one.
(Oooh - that reminds me there was a Kanban Challenge I was going to participate in...)
 Matting, ribbon and bling completed the card




See more of the cards produced on our facebook group


Happy Crafting!!

5 comments:

  1. A beautiful collection . They are all so wonderful and i love the butterfly cards xx

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  2. A lovely selection of cards. Great techniques too, thank you for sharing x

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  3. Gorgeous array of card Susan, love the beautiful techniques and thank you for sharing.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. Lovely thankyou for joining in the challenge at Kanban x

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  5. Amazing ..browsing your blog and LOVE YOUR STYLE ..
    hugs Shirley-Anne

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