The first technique I tried were using a 4.15 x 5.5" piece of Neena solar white, dividing it into quadrants, and then using background stamps on the reverse side to create a totally different look from that using a single stamp! I made 2 versions, using different inks and different stamps:
I simply laid the stamps down face up on my desk-top, inked a corner and placed the paper on top and rubbed the paper to get the image. The "Dots and Stripes stamp was new and clearly not "conditioned" as the Pumice Stone ink beaded up and didn't give full coverage. I can see that using a stamping platform might have been beneficial here -
From the same blog post, Jennifer demonstrated how to make a background that allows for insertion of a sentiment on a single layer card:
In a completely different post, Jennifer showed several ways how to use the new 3D Embossing folders from Tim Holts to create backgrounds. I only have one of these folders at present so I tried to use a couple of the techniques she described but on one background. I started with a scrap of purple Bazzil cardstock:
I will work on card ideas for these and maybe even try some of the other techniques Jennifer demonstrated at some future date (I do so enjoy her videos!).
Products used in today's experimentation were:
- Stamps: Hero Arts "Keep Calm" (CG512), "Dots and Stripes (CG150) and "Classic Fabirc Design" (CG245); Simon Says Stamp "Ornate Background" (SSS01763) and "Cosmos Background" (SSS 101802); and Stampendous "Decor Music" (DCR 105)
- Embossing Folders: Sizzix "Botanical 3D" (662716)
- Inks: Distress Inks "Seedless Preserves", "Fossilized Amber", "Abandoned Coral", "Pumice Stone", "Lucky Clover", "Twisted Citron" and "Picket Fence"; Perfect Pearls "Forever Violet"
- Papers: Neena "Solar White"; Bazzill purple