Wednesday, June 6, 2012

fun with backgrounds

For me, making backgrounds is almost as good as doodling, it is free, fun and sometimes you get wonderful surprises and because you get so involved with the process it relieves stress and erases the world around me.  This background was done using Dylusion Dies, first I used the splatter method with "Bubble Gum Pink and "Pure Sunshine" added a little water spritz and just rubbed my cardstock blank into it.  I then used the Crafter's Workshop Stencil "Trees" and using my Dylusion Dies and the Copic Airbrush System sprayed with the same colors, I then went around the edges just a bit with melted chocolate to ground it a little.  Scanned it in and printed it out onto Beckett Expression Radiance 80lb cardstock.



This card is a standard A-2 card 5.5"X4.25", the background block was cut to 5.25"X4", I then colored the "Memory Box" - thanks with copic markers and added, this will act as an example for a small card kit I am sending to a friend, she loves making cards but is in a very time consuming, stressful profession, I am sending the backgrounds and "thanks" all she has to do is put it together and it will give her the feeling she made a card without all the work, lol.  And if you did not know those were tree branches you could almost think that the card was electricly charged.  Happy Wednesday, may all your wandering today be filled with joyful surprises, hugs
This card was done using the background scraps, the Sizzix "Carte Postale" embossing folder and memory box "thanks" die.

6 comments:

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Sandi.. You are just amazing. And I hope your wanderings today are filled with joyful surprises too. Hugs

Carole Beath said...

Woo hoooo, I love bursts of color and your delightful cards always give me that. Love this.
Carole

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous paper Sandi, I love the trees and those are my favorite colors too! Cards are beautiful I am sure your friend will appreciate it.

Missy said...

Oh wow the papers you created are gorgeous, the colors look fantastic!!

Stephanie said...

This is beautiful. I seem to learn about something new every time I visit. I love the colors. You have so many great techniques, thank you for always sharing.

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous colors! You are always doing such thoughtful things with your talent, your friends are very lucky!