Hello friends! I am very excited to announce that we have a Winner!!! I will email you shortly, so that I can get your gift card out to you, @BunnyD!! Thanks so much for all the love you all shared here and on instagram. We explored 13 different ways to enhance card backgrounds – some… Read More Background check – recap and a Winner !!!
Hello friends! Today is the last tip in this series of #vsbackgroundcheck. Thanks for sticking with me so far. Hope you have been enjoying these tips as well as getting inspired to try some of them yourself!! Today’s card uses a technique that is almost reverse / opposite of the last one. Today we will… Read More Background check – repeated negative die cutting
Hello there! Are you ready for the next episode of #vsbackgroundcheck ? Well, today’s idea is slightly on the advanced side, but don’t worry. It’s easy once you understand how it is done… :-) The idea is to adhere several die cut words (or even die cut shapes) over and over, ideally using the same… Read More Background check – faux embossed look using die cut words
Hello and welcome to 11th post in the #vsbackgroundcheck series. Today’s idea is to use textured cardstock for the card base. This one here came from one of Hero Arts’ card kits. But I will try and link to similar ones below. The subtle texture on this card stock does wonders to the focal point… Read More Background check – Use textured card stock
Hi friends, I am so excited to share tip #10 for our series #vsbackgroundcheck! This is one of my favorite techniques – repeat stamping. In this, we repeatedly stamp an image or a sentiment on a certain area or all over the background. Like I did in the two cards below: In the first card, I stamped… Read More Background check – Repeat stamp sentiment or images to create your own pattern
Hello lovelies! Today’s idea for rocking card backgrounds is to use background stamps! Just like with background dies, there are so many options out there for this. I will list some of my favorites below. By the way, if you are new here, welcome!! :-) This month we are exploring ways to create great backgrounds for our… Read More Background check – use background stamp
Hello and welcome to the next card design in our #vsbackgroundcheck series. Today is tip #8 – use background dies to enhance the background. As you can see in the card above, having the swirls on the background just adds a whole new level to the overall card design. This design is actually meant to… Read More Background check – Use background dies
Hello friends, and welcome to a beautiful new week! Today’s card shares tip #7 for backgrounds in this #vsbackgroundcheck series – layer the focal point with a doily or a die cut. In this case I layered it with both. The doily at the bottom and I added a circle on top which I die… Read More Background check – layer with a doily or die cut
Happy Saturday, my crafty friends!! I am back with my next idea for backgrounds. Idea #6 is to ink blend. My favorite ink blender in the whole world is Laura Bassen. You should go look at her creations. She is the queen of rainbow colors!! By the way, if you are new here, welcome!! :-) This month we… Read More Background check – Ink Blending
Hello dearies! I am back with my next installment of inspiration for backgrounds. Idea #5 is the simplest of them all – go with plain cardbase. Don’t have any kind of pattern or texture for the background at all. It does not get any simpler than this, guys! :-) If you are new here, welcome!! :-)… Read More Background check – go with plain cardbase for background
Hello my crafty friends! I am here with another installment of background check series posts. Today is idea #4. If you are new here, a warm Namastey! :-) This month we are exploring ways to enhance the background for our card focal point. You can check out the earlier posts in this series by… Read More Background check – use watercolors to create a background
Hello everyone and welcome to idea #3 for background check series. If you are new here, nice to meet you! :-) This month we are exploring ways to enhance the background for our card focal point. You can check out the earlier posts in this series by clicking here. Today’s idea is a simple but… Read More Background check – Add beautiful texture to the background using embossing folders
Hello everyone and welcome to idea #2 for background check series. If you are new here, nice to meet you! :-) This month we are exploring ways to enhance the background for our card focal point. Today’s idea is to create a panel with patterned paper as an anchor for the focal point like so:… Read More Background check – Create an Anchor for the focal point
Hello peeps!! I have something exciting to share with you all today. From this month onwards, we will focus on a theme for the month. All month long I will share multiple cards with tips and tricks for getting more out of your supplies. These tips and tricks will range from some quite simple ones… Read More Background check – a new series for Feb 2017 and a giveaway!
Hey friends, I have two similar cards to share today – again using the same Diamond Pattern background stamp from Simon’s latest release Friendly Frolic. Let’s start. Card 1 I started by creating a stitched rectangle panel and stamping an ombre pattern on this. The Diamond Pattern background stamp stamps five rows of pattern on… Read More Simon Says Stamp | Diamond Pattern background stamp | Friendly Frolic Release Inspiration 3