Monday, April 26, 2010

Soft and Simple Background...

How many times have you wanted a quick and easy yet elegant card. Well, I am going to show you a super duper quick background that brings soft and sophisticated results. All you need is a dye based ink and a blender pen!

So, let's get started! Here's a peek at what I used....

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After stamping the Spring Bouquet all over my card front in Flourishes Classic White card stock, I took a Blender Pen and literally went over each and every line on the stamped image. What this did was create a super soft shadow in parts of the image...

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And, since I wanted my background to "sing", I just let it be. I added a stitched edge, some crochet lace and some of the brand new ribbon that's a part of Flourishes Boutique Cuts collection. This ribbon is a cotton sateen and it's to die for! I also used the Sky Blue Memento to stamp my sentiment on a knotched out tag. Adhere and voila!

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So, there you have it! A quick and easy card that you can whip up in a jiffy. Not to mention, it might have you looking at your stamps (that aren't backgrounds) in a whole new way!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great start to your week and I'll see you back here soon!

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