Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Background Check: Day 1

I'm busy taking part in yet another wonderful Online Card Class.  The latest series of classes is called, "Background Check" and as you may have guessed, it is all about creating wonderful backgrounds for your cards.  One of the techniques that was addressed today was colour blending.  Here is my creation:

Obviously, I have already started making my 2015 Christmas cards.  This card was created by colour blending with Ranger Distress Inks and round Tim Holtz blending tools.  Before adding colour, I heat embossed the Merry Christmas greeting using Tsukineko White embossing powder on Strathmore Bristol paper and added a punched 1 1/4" circle mask of a Post-it note to create a moon.  I chose to use "tumbled glass" for the lightest colour at the bottom of the card, then "salty ocean" for the mid-section and finally "faded jeans" at the top.  I love the ombre effect this combination created.  I get such a kick out of removing a mask to reveal the resulting effect.  I cut a black silhouette of Santa and his reindeer team using an Impression Obsession die, and mounted it with some dimensional tape.  My finishing touches included a scattering of gold metallic stars and some white dots to mimic tiny stars.

Until then .. .


  1. Great Christmas card! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Beautiful ink blending, and the perfect backdrop for your Christmas card!

  3. A really stunning card - the ink blending is divine!!


I'd love to hear from you! Please leave me a comment.