I was able to play with my friend, April, awhile back and she showed me how to make this great background called Tissue Paper Background. It uses tissue paper and glue to create a background with lots of texture. Then you can add the colors you want. It is so easy and fun.
For my card I used a variety of distress stains and was a bit more controlled with the coloring to give the look of grass and sky. After it dried I lightly tapped my VersaMark pad over it and add Sparkle Embossing Powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I want a very light sparkle so I used a paint brush to remove some of the EP before heat setting.
The image and sentiment are from SNS’s new Bicycles set. I colored the image with alcohol markers, cut it out with a Spellbinders’ label die, and sponged ink around the edges. Then I added Sparkle N Soft to the flowers. The sentiment is embossed with Belgian Cream EP on a Spellbinders’ Back To Basics Tag. I used distress ink to color my seam binding ribbon for my bow.
You will love this technique and can see April’s tutorial here.
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This card is entered in the following challenges:
Spectrum Noir June 2013 Challenge – Summer
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 164 - "Y"
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 171 - Feeling Blue
Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge (JG06013) – Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodle Challenge #176 – Summer
Ladybugs Crafts Ink Challenge #99 – Flowers and Ribbon
Stamp and Create June Challenge – Summer Fun