Thursday, June 11, 2020

It's All About That Background

Hello friends!
I am popping in with a simple card that has a detailed background.
With the background, I hope to create some interest, motion and depth.

You can use Blossoming Boots or

Blooming Boots as the example.
For the background, I have used the following technique:

1. Dry-embossing with the die: I love using shape dies for dry-embossing.  Not only it gives that subtle lines and details, it also make me feel happy that I am stretching the use of dies!

may your day

  2. ink-smooshing: I love some "movement" in the background. Ink-smooshing (use a piece of acetate to ink up the water and Distress Oxide) gives an instant and satisfactory result.
May your day -001

3. masking: I purposely left all borders clean. The masking really helps draw our eyes to the focal point.
4. stenciling (with a die):  this is another way to stretch that die. Using the die cut paper as mask. In this case, I used Creative Curves with Broken China Oxide
bloom with happiness

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Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous card, Virginia!! Just love the embossed frame with the stenciled design! Perfect with those colorful boots!!

Ms. Tamp said...

Wonderful combination. I like the look of the background.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Perfect background for those darling boots!

Karthikha said...

What an awesome background!!

Nora Noll said...

This is so pretty! The blue and orange make the boots POP!

Denise Bryant said...

I don't think of embossing with dies very often, but it is a great look! I have to try it more often! Love your pretty card!

Sue D said...

Cute boots and I like the techniques you used for the background.

conil said...

What a sweet, colorful and fun card. The background looks amazing behing those wellies.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great background to show off the pretty boots.

Annette Gordon said...

Penny Black has the best rubber cling stamps. Such wonderful cards made from very simple images! You made them come to life.