Friday, May 20, 2022

Background Check

Hello friends!

I am popping in to share a card that I created for Altenew Educators IG Blog Hop. I had the idea of doing this "Background Check" theme and everyone in the hop seemed to like the idea.

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 I will point out the special feature/techniques in this project in the following highlights.

Altenew-Always Be Kind Stamp Set-Eggcentric 3D Embossing Folder-Glitter Cardstock (Gilded)-001

1. text background: you do not need a background stamp to create a text background. 

2. keep the focal point simple: here I stamped and stenciled the image from Be Kind Stamp Set.

Altenew-Always Be Kind Stamp Set-Eggcentric 3D Embossing Folder-Glitter Cardstock (Gilded)-003

3. Add Textures: it's easy to use embossing folders to add textures! You can add part of the dry-embossing into the design. You can dry-emboss directly, or just add a strip of dry-embossed image, it really makes the background more interesting.

 Altenew-Always Be Kind Stamp Set-Eggcentric 3D Embossing Folder-Glitter Cardstock (Gilded)

 A note about using Embossing Folders.... you can use any nonseasonal ones. Here I used Eggcentric Embossing Folder for the top and bottom. Embossing Folders like this is not limited for Easter only!

Altenew-Always Be Kind Stamp Set-Eggcentric 3D Embossing Folder-Glitter Cardstock (Gilded)-002

4. Spare no glitter and splatter: adding a touch of glitter and splatter make the project look artsy. It requires little effort!

Altenew-Always Be Kind Stamp Set-Eggcentric 3D Embossing Folder-Glitter Cardstock (Gilded)-004 

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9 comments:

Linda BL said...

Dry pretty. The background check idea was a great idea for an Instagram hop!

Ms. Tamp said...

Very nice background. Nice tips for how to keep the focus. Thanks for the point to the hop.

Maura said...

Lovely, I especially love the text bg!!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such a great card, Virginia - just love the collage sentiment background with the gorgeous stenciled flower and all the top/bottom texture!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Great background! Gorgeous colors!

Sue D said...

Pretty card and thanks for these tips and techniques.

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Lots of techniques make up a lovely card!

Dawn T said...

Awesome background Virginia. You really have made such a beautiful card.

Kathy Raker said...

Love the embossed background, sentiments and shading with lovely flower.