Monday, 21 January 2013

Basically backgounds

Hi all - well, still snowy here but not snowing, so that's good! A couple of cards today using Sheena Douglass current 4 day deal stamps and featuring 2 different background techniques.

Firstly Be Happy - the background is a caught in crystal technique using tissue paper, Luminarte pourables, Adirondack pitch black, acetate and Klear floor polish. The tissue is coloured with pourables and a little extra glitter  When dry stamped front and back with flowers . The tissue was then laid, face down on acetate and the back of the tissue then liberally coated in clear floor polish and left to dry. Once dry it was trimmed and backed onto silver foil paper. The card is finished by stamping a sentiment  and flowers with black stazon on the acetate which were then highlighted with a white gel pen. The card was finished  with a  flower coloured with Spectrum Noirs on Neenah and a border added using a micron pen.

The second card is made using Centura pearl paper, distress inks - Luminarte shimmer mists and anything I had to hand really - white acrylic paint, a bit of flitter glue and metallic flake and a sequin waste stencil. The paper is covered with distress ink and then spritzed with water and Luminarte spray - when the texture is as you like it blot with kitchen roll and dry. I then stencilled through the sequin waste with more distress ink and used the rain drips with flitter glue and foil flakes.

A 6 x 6 square was then cut for the background and edged using more distress ink and a second, smaller square used for the topper which has a sentiment stamped and then the whole thing is covered with clear embossing powder. The mats for both are copper coloured mirri - just to ring the changes.

Enjoy the four day deal which is also featuring fantasy paints from Pebeo.


  1. Brilliant, Fiona! I love both the techniques you've used here!
    Diane x

  2. Fabulous, techniques beautiful results xxx

  3. Hello Fiona, Great techniches you have used here. I really like the effect. Lisa


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