Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Fun with Backgrounds!

I'm so excited to be taking Online Card Classes' Background Check class this week.  I love their classes, but they are always hard for me to fit in doing the school year.  Having this one during the summer is perfect!  For the first day, we learned a lot about inked backgrounds, and I tried one of Jennifer McGuire's techniques for my card.  I first blended some distress inks on white cardstock with an ink blending tool.  Then I sprayed the My Creative Time Stripey Background stamp with Mister Huey's Color Mist Shine and then lay the inked cardstock directly onto the stamp.  When I next dried the cardstock with my heat gun, it gave the the striped images a faded, sparkling look.  I then added a few drops of water and dried them with a heat gun too.

After that I made my fish with My Creative Time's You're a Great Catch stamps and dies, coloring them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.  I then heat embossed the sentiment and bubbles onto the background.  Finally I added Glossy Accents to the bubbles and the eyes of the fish.

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  1. I sure do like how bright those fish are on your awesome background. I need to take classes too...during the summer just like you! Are you ready for school? When do you go back? I head back Aug 10th.

  2. Beautiful background technique. I really like the glossy bubbles and eyes. Your fish are so colorful and pretty. Sweet birthday card.
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  3. Your background turned out awesome. I love the movement of the water. Have a great day.

  4. This is just adorable ... wonderful job.


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