Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Abstract Background Technique

Hello Stampers

Recently I saw a Facebook Post by Mary Brown AKA StamperCamper from the US who made a card with the "Polished Stone" Technique and I loved it straight away.

It is an easy technique resulting in a different look every time you try it.  So, today, I decided to give it a go.  My first card started with the Octopus cut out using the "Under the Sea" Framelits and the "Sea of Textures" Stamp Set in the new 2018/2019 Annual Catalogue which has just begun on June 1.  I played with Marina Mist, Coastal Cabana and Lemon Lime Twist.  Here is the end result:-

So then I thought I would like something with pink tones.  My fingers have been choosing "Painted Harvest" Stamp Set a lot lately.  You know when you just like a certain stamp set and seem to go to that one quite often?  Well Painted Harvest is currently my "Go To" Stamp Set 😄

So I started with some Glossy White cardstock and 3 colours - Flirty Flamingo, Berry Bliss and Fresh Fig

I then grabbed 3 x cotton balls (one at a time) and firstly added some Isocol Rubbing Alcohol then dipped in Flirty Flamingo and dabbed and swirled it on the glossy cardstock.  I continued this with the other 2 colours and spritzed it lightly with a little extra isocol, and ended up with this......

 I must admit it doesn't look too exciting here but, trust me, it is much better in real life 😍😁

I went away and did something else while it dried (pretty fast due to the Isocol) and if you wanted to speed up the process just use your heat gun.

I then stamped the leaves from the "Painted Harvest" Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and embossed them with silver embossing powder...

I then trimmed this down to fit my Fresh Fig cardbase and Flirty Flamingo border.  Put them all together, stamped the 2-step flower from the "Painted Harvest" Stamp Set on the largest square Stitched Framelits piece of Whisper White using Flirty Flamingo and Berry Bliss.

I popped it up on dimensionals, added some Blackberry Bliss "Nature's Twine" and wallah!!    The greeting is from the "Fairy Celebration" Stamp Set mainly because I like this font and it is quite small.

The left over little bits that I trimmed from it I added to the front of the envelope.  Don't throw anything out when you are stamping 😊😊😊

Hope you like it and try giving it a go.  I would love to see your different creations.

Happy Stamping