Friday, September 7, 2018

Beyond Basic Backgrounds

Hello out there!  Today I'm posting for the second level of the Altenew Educators Certification Program.  This one is about taking your backgrounds up a notch.  I focused on the inlaid die style and thought I'd try to do a 'double'...that is I used the Altenew Leafy Wreath die and the Altenew Thank You die.  To begin this 5x5" square card I used Distress Oxide inks in Faded Jeans and Broken China, wet painting onto some Bristol Vellum cardstock; when dry, I die cut the leafy wreath.  I then used another plain piece of Bristol and cut that with a 5" stitched square die and cut the wreath from that piece, too.  I used some plain copy paper and adhered it to the back of the plain Bristol.  This gave me a backing to fit my oxide painted wreath into place like a puzzle piece.  I glued it in place with a zig two-way glue pen.  I like the look and was going to just stamp it in black, and that looked nice but I thought I'd 'glam' it up a bit and used some smooth gold paper to cut the 'thank you' words out. I die cut the whole blue wreath/white cardstock panel with the sentiment and adhered yet another piece of copy paper so I could glue the gold die cut thank you into this paper to achieve a totally cool textured inlay look.  Lastly, I needed something to tie in the gold and wanted to used some Nuvo drops, but they just didn't match well, so I used a small paper punch and punched a bunch of these and adhered them to get the 'splattered' look.  I found some blue cardstock that matched the lighter blue and cut it for the 5x5" card.  Thank you for hanging with me and reading this! (-:

Double Inlaid Background

1 comment:

  1. AWESOME use of dies and inks! I love the variation of blue and well thought-out inlaid die-cutting. Mary, this is truly fabulous work! You really took it up a notch by inlaying the gold "thank-you" die! I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!

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