Monday, September 21, 2020

Glossy Backgrouds

 In our Zoom card making meeting this past week we did a technique where you use your ink cubes with many colors (I used 3 colors on every background) to make the background, and then swipe off the ink with a paper towel.  Direct from ink cube to the glossy card stock.

Artistic Outpost - The Outpost stamp, stamped w/Archval - Watering can ink
Background inking with Distress ink cubes on glossy card stock 3 colors
Spellbinders - A2 Distressed Edges die
Photo corners

After I did the first one I wasn't so sure I liked the blocked feel to the background so on the rest when I applied my ink cube to the glossy cardstock I twisted before lifting up and I liked that results much better.

Artistic Outpost - The outpost stamp, Archival watering can ink
Distress inks - 3 colors on glossy card stock
Spellbinders - A2 matting basics A & B dies
Cheery Lynn Designs - Alison's Ribbons dies (layered 2)

The last one I went with a more feminine feel using Altenew ink cubes this time.

Crafters Companion - Silhouette Grass stamp
Background - Altenew ink cubes 3 colors on glossy card stock
Martha Stewart - Butterfly punches
Mark Richards - Gems
Tim Holtz - small talk stickers

I have one thing to say I used all red rubber stamps for these cards, I did try a clear stamp on one of my backgrounds and it ended up sticking to the glossy card stock and ripping the paper, I was using my Misti to stamp it so maybe if I had just inked the stamp with it on a block it would have worked but just wanted to share that just in case you want to give this a try :)

Thanks so much for hanging in with me through this long post but thought I would share them all at once instead of splitting them up in different post.

Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!!



Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Your backgrounds are nice. Like you, I like the twist to soften the edges. Very nice work.

Diane said...

What a lovely collection of designs Connie.

Hugs Diane

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful backgrounds and they look almost like when I do the paint pouring technique....xx
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Leslie Miller said...

I actually really love your block background and was thinking that's one good reason to have cubes. Really fabulous stamp on that one, too. All your backgrounds are super cool. I like the look of the swirled cubes, too. It's not easy to stamp on glossy and I always have to use my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig so the stamp doesn't slip. Sorry about your torn paper.

handmade by amalia said...

Beautiful, Connie, a work of art.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful backgrounds! Love the country scenes! That butterfly is my favorite, gorgeous background!

Debbie said...

i really, really love these connie. all nature inspired, they really spoke to me!! awesome that you are still doing these zoom meetings!!

Louca por porcelana said...

Beautiful cards!Hugs!

Kim said...

All your cards are a ray of sunshine. Love THAT tree! How gorgeous it is posing in front of that sweet little house.

Lowcarb team member said...

These are very nice, beautiful backgrounds and designs.
Thanks for sharing them.

All the best Jan

Janice said...

Great backgrounds, another technique I’ve not tried before. Your always try such super techniques on your zoom card meetings.
I love all of your cards.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are just beautiful. I. like that technique and you did a great job with it. I love the Artistic Outpost images.