Thursday, July 21, 2016

Camp Create Backgrounds

I'm sharing my final two cards for last week's My Favorite Things Camp Create.  Both feature fun backgrounds that are a bit out of the norm for me.

Thanks for Sticking Your Neck Out for Me card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from My Favorite Things
The first card has a stamped background created by using the small leaf stamps from the Sweet Safari stamp set.  I randomly stamped the 5 different images on a kraft panel, then used Zig Clean Color markers to color them in.  Since I didn't use ink that would work for watercoloring, I simply colored with the markers instead of shading and blending with an aqua brush. 

To go with my leafy panel, I stamped and colored the set's giraffe image.  This time, I did watercolor the images using my Clean Color markers.  I carefully cut around the image, then added foam tape to the back.  I adhered a strip of green cardstock, punched along the top with a grass border punch and wrapped with some brown ribbon, near the bottom of the stamped panel.  The green piece actually covers where my stamping wasn't really good--love when I can salvage something with a mistake on it!  I added the giraffe on top, then stamped the set's thank you sentiment next to the image.  The finished panel was adhered to a green card base.

Materials Used:
Sweet Safari stamp set (My Favorite Things); Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Clean Color markers (Zig); Kiwi Kiss cardstock, brown grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up!); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Grass border punch (Fiskars); foam tape

You Tickle My Fancy card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from My Favorite ThingsMy second card features a background created with a stencil and masking.  I created my own stencil from some scrap cardstock and a chevron die plate.  After securing it in place with a bit of removable tape, I inked it using a trio of distress inks.  The inked panel was trimmed and layered on to an aqua mat, then adhered to a green card base on an angle. 

I added a shiny silver pierced circle die cut to the panel and topped it with a pair of die cut feathers and a twine-tied button.  The "you tickle my fancy" sentiment from the Right on Target set was stamped on a narrow fishtail flag strip, then adhered to the panel so it extended out from beneath the feather pair.  A pair of aqua sequins were arranged around the feathers to add a final sparkly touch to the design.

Materials Used:
Right on Target stamp set, Die-namics Feathers and Arrows, Fishtail Flag STAX, and Pierced Circle STAX dies (My Favorite Things); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts);Mermaid Lagoon, Dusty Concord, and Peeled Paint distress inks (Ranger); Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores, and Winter Wisteria cardstock, Winter Wisteria button (Papertrey Ink); silver cardstock (Michaels); CutUps Chevron die (The Cat's Pajamas); aqua sequins (Treehouse Studio); blue baker's twine; foam tape

1 comment:

  1. These cards are awesome, Lori! Love the backgrounds you created and the blue/green/lavender color combo is super!!!


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