This is for Judy's great technique challenge - stamped acrylic block background.
I have stamped this girl many times and tried several backgrounds, so far nothing really worked...until now. Thanks to Judy, I am thrilled to bits and can't wait to use the same technique for all my Unity girls backgrounds.
I smacked Iced Spruce distress ink onto an acrylic block, squirted water on it and then banged it a couple of times on the cardstock. I got a bit carried away with the water so I picked up a baby wipe and gently dabbed the cardstock...the babywipe had some red ink on it and a tiny hint of red can be seen in the background.
After everything was nice and dry, I used MISTI stamping tool to stamp the girl. Before adhereing to the card, I lightly inked around the edge. The sentiment was partially stamped on the image background to tie everything in together.
Thank you for looking. Wishing everyone a happy week.
Date: Sunday, March 8, 2015 GMT Views: 5465
Registered: March 7, 2009 Location: Where the corn is knee high by the 4th of July Posts: 17498
Sun, Mar 08, 2015 @ 11:55 PM
LOVE how your bkgrd turned out! I have several cards in my gallery using this technique. Since I like bkgrds, too, it's an easy, fav way to stamp it. You can also ink it up, "kiss" it w/another stamp and then stamp your paper. Try it and let me know what you think. One of my fav distress colors is the iced spruce. When I first used it, I wasn't expecting it to be such a great color BUT it sure is. Neat Unity girl stamp and sentiment, too. I really like the typewriter style font. You have quite a great collection of stamps, Susie. GLAD you are lovin your MISTI. Did you get the blog link I sent to Maureen's blog which has more videos? Hope so.
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Registered: June 19, 2010 Location: SC Posts: 5969
Mon, Mar 09, 2015 @ 7:06 AM
Susie, this is an awesome background technique for the stamp! You really achieved the look of a rainy day. And, the pop of red was perfect. Wonderful card - bravo my friend. I love the look of this card!
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Mon, Mar 09, 2015 @ 7:33 AM
Ms. Susie, you have made many beautiful cards, but this is my favorite. Perfection! I would frame and hang this as an art piece. Everything is in balance and the sentiment sings to me. Fav'd Loving that Misti...right? The best tool I've purchased in a long time.
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 9815
Mon, Mar 09, 2015 @ 7:34 AM
You are amazing, girlfriend. Only you could make a totally knock out card with only greys and a little red. The way you stamped the sentiment is perfect. You could start your own line of designer cards. Pinned and faved.