Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you all enjoyed the lovely long weekend, we certainly enjoyed the time off together, we did manage a bit of gardening yesterday, Paul dug some more of the vegetable plot while I sowed some salad leaves and some marigolds, we popped out to our favourite 'ramshackle' Garden centre and picked up a couple of tomato plants and some more compost. Paul had gone into the office today so I will be in my craft room.
Now I didn't get around to making a card yesterday so I thought I would share a few different Background techniques with you all, in case some of you want to try something new or are stuck for ideas.
You can't go wrong with the Emboss resist technique, you can use so many different mediums too, on the first card I used Brusho's.
Now I have never had another go at the Polished stone technique, I'm not sure why as I quite like the effect, I would like to try it with something more textured like a natural sponge.
Lastly the 'Caught in Crystal' technique, so effective especially when the light catches it, it's a bit of messing about but worth it I think.
I have written the descriptions to all of the techniques below if you are interested.
Card 1: I used Brusho's Pigment Powders with the Emboss Resist technique on watercolour paper.
Card 2 : I used the 'Polished Stone' Technique for the background of this card. All you do is take Ink Pad re-inkers (I used three shades of SU green), you dot them onto a ball of cotton wool and then take a piece of glossy card and tap the inked cotton wool ball all over the glossy card, it gives a real mottled sort of look, like you are looking down onto a forest...
Card 3: Caught in Crystal Technique behind Sue Wilson Clematis Edger Die My background is made by taking a sheet of Acetate and adding a liberal swirls of Pure Amethyst and Pink Topaz Crystal Tint Lacquers, I added some Mermaid Purple Glitterbitz, as if that wasn't enough sparkle I added some Frosty Dawn Glitter too, I took a piece of tissue paper and screwed it up, I then teased it out a little and squidged it into the sparkly, purple pink mess on the acetate, now a bit of a tip here.... to make sure you get the tissue paper pressed right into the crystal tints etc, so instead of using a bit of kitchen roll that you would throw away, use a piece of card , that way you get an extra background as a bonus. You need to put your acetate to one side to dry, probably over night but you can check it after a couple of hours if you are as impatient as I am!! Once dry you can use for whatever you please.
Janet I was so pleased to read that you are having good weather, don't be feeling guilty, you and Jim deserve this break and we couldn't be happier that the sun is making it even more special, fingers crossed for Friday cakes this week xxx
Ladies I hope that you all have a lovely day, are you up to anything exciting??
Sending my love and Hugs to all of you,