Thus, I´ll keep today´s post short and wish you all a lovely week! It should get really nice temperatures here this week – so much looking for sunshine and flowers. At least something nice to look forward to!!!
Hello and happy Sunday! I´d love to share a fun card idea with you that will always result in unique backgrounds that will never ever be the same!
Just grab a pile of stencils and your gel plate and create backgrounds with them! Take pastel colours for a softer look or go crazy with colour, like I did here! A red and yellow acrylic paint combination is a bold one :).
And then after finishing a few backgrounds, just grab some stamps and clear stickers (or rub-ons) and finish off your card. For this one I used my Peacock Feathers stencil with the Bloom Doodles stamp set and Hey Sunshine! clear stickers.
And while you grab your gel plate (mine is by Gelli Arts, by the way), make sure you make several prints at one sitting. That way you will have a bigger pile of prints ready and waiting for you, when you need a quick and fun card or when card-creating inspiration hits you.
By picking more toned down colours the overall look of the card totally changes. So just go with the colours you (or the card recipient) like :).
I also have a little step-by-step prepared for you:
I started by adding two light acrylic paint tones as my first layer to the page. Next I took the newsprint background bits #1 stickers (also by STAMPlorations) and added them in randomly cut bits on top.
After that I added some stamped images with black stamp ink using the Mixed Media Grunge stamp set.
As my third layer I first added some red paint with a palette knife, then placed a stencil (Dots n´Beans) on top of the wet paint and wiped with a baby wipe over the stencil. That way part of the paint got „lifted“ and the yellow background can be seen on those areas. I repeated this step also with green paint and Trees 1 stencil as well as blue paint and Lupinus stencil.
As my last steps I stamped some flowers and leaves (using the Bloomdoodles stamp set) onto an old book page. After that I fussy cut them. Before adhering them on place I added white paint splatters onto the background and let it dry. When everything was dry I adhered the fussy cut elements on place and added a Good Things clear sticker onto the page. For finishing touches I also added some color to the fussy cut elements with Posca Pens. That´s it.