Saturday, September 28, 2013

Create Two Colorful Backgrounds From a Splash and a Kiss

Today, I'm showing you how to create two colorful backgrounds with a splash of color and a kiss. I'll be featuring  images from Sheena's new fabulous release - by the way, we have a blog hop going on where you can win the set of your choice at Crafter's Companion

This really cool tree is from the Sheena A Little Bit Oriental EZMount Stamp Set - Oriental Silhouette. I'm using the same technique I did for the blog hop, with a little twist - or should I say kiss. I inked up the tree image with a Faber Castel Big Brush pen and stamped onto High Gloss Cardstock. The pen is filled with India ink which is alcohol ink friendly - won't smudge.

For the splash, I dropped colors of Spectrum Noir Ink Refills - BT5, LV2 and  TB5 and blew the colors around with a straw. 

spritzed alcohol and added more drops as needed to fill any large gaps of white space.

Here's where the kiss comes in - I laid a clean piece of gloss cardstock on top and gently pressed to "kiss" them together, gave a slight twist and pulled them apart to create two unique backgrounds.

I allowed it to dry completely, and  then added the ground by putting a tiny amount of BT5 on the end of a cotton swab and then applied color horizontally across the scene.

I completed the card by layering it on a white and complimentary colors.

For the second background, I used an image from Sheena's A Little Bit Scenic - Silhouette Highlands set. Since the alcohol ink was dry, it was ok to use permanent ink pad to stamp the image.

I used a couple other images from the set and a watermark ink pad to create a subtle boarder on the background layer.

Crafter's Companion has had several new releases. For more ideas, be sure to pop over to the Crafter's Companion Information Blog, as well as visit the Crafter's Companion DT members.  You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog.

Thank you for visiting!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


Pat said...

A lovely card with beautiful colour inks. This tree from Sheena's oriental stamp set is a real show stopper and the technique really makes it pop.

Teresa Melling said...

You card is amazing. I love the colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rita Gjefle said...

I'm surprised the alcohol ink used on the first card does not make the stamped tree smear?

Rita Gjefle said...

I'm surprised the alcohol ink used on the first card does not make the stamped tree smear?

Trena inNaperville said...

Rita, India ink is AI friendly. It's best to test before working on your final project. The combination I found works here is the India ink and CC glossy card stock. I've also used India ink with Yupo and AIs.