Thursday, November 17

Day 17 - Backgrounds

I really enjoyed creating the background for today's card using embossed snowflakes, some blue and green Distress markers and a LOT of water. I started by adding the snowflakes with Versamark ink and clear embossing powder, which is a technique called emboss resist, and then went crazy with my markers, a spritz bottle and a water brush. I kept adding layers of colour until I was happy with the result.


YOUR TURN: Create a background for your card using your favourite technique.
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Stamps: "Snow Drifters" by Beccy's Place

28 comments:

Mel C said...

This is so adorable, love the colors & image! Did you use watercolor paper?

Teresa said...

Turned out great!

szepty serca said...

piękna :)

Margreet said...

You created a gorgeous background, Beccy and the lovely couple is beautifuly colored!
xxx Margreet

Margreet said...

You created a gorgeous background, Beccy and the lovely couple is beautifuly colored!
xxx Margreet

Brenda's Card Corner said...

LOVE the background! Adorable image, too!

Brenda

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card, LOVE the super cute warm huggers, LOVE the dimension with your shading, LOVE your inky background too!

Aunty Sue said...

oh this is just the cutest image and love the background

Liz said...

Beautiful card, the image is just adorable. Love the frosty background. xx

Janice M said...

This is Gorgeous Beccy! Think it might be my favorite card yet. The colors are perfect.

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness, this card is so cute. I have tried doing my own backgrounds and it is not pretty. You did awesome

Kathy D. said...

Ink and spritzing make me nervous! But I love your results. What a beautiful card.

Lena's Creations said...

Gorgeous card, Beccy. Love the background and the cute snowmen. Such a sweet card!
Hugs,
Lena

Nancy Soetaert said...

Lovely cad with those cute snowmen on the beautyful colorful snowy background!
have a nice day!
Nancy

karin said...

Gorgeous card Beccy. I've made a background with one of your images.
Karin.

Agulek said...

Beautiful card:)

crafty said...

Background looks fabulous and it sounds like a lot of fun to do - one for the kids to have a go at?

Swissie said...

So cold and so full of warm love and happiness!

Enigma Artist said...

I love how the snow couple are the focal point against the beautiful blues and teals of the background.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Love making backgrounds. Bought watercolor paper just for this and now misplaced....haha. Beautiful, sweet card.

Peggy T. said...

I love your background and the sweet snow couple. Your coloring is beautiful.

terrie said...

Beautiful background perfect to go with your image....well done

ethel hough said...

The background is perfect for the adorable snowmen who are doing their best to keep warm.

Marleen said...

You made a beautiful background.
Thanks for the explanation, I learned something new.
The cozy snowmen are great.

Marleen

Donna said...

Lovely background. I love the emboss resist. The swirls of color always amaze me and no matter what I try they will never come out the same. That's the beauty of it. Each one is original. Gorgeous card!

Tina Z. said...

wow, I love the emboss resist but I use this technique very rarely ... all this embossing powder everywhere, brr ...

Marianne said...

So pretty. It's high time I had a go at this technique again. Hopefully things will quiet down a bit next week, so that I have a little more crafty time...

Olga Fink said...

Oh wow such a gorgeous background Beccy! I love it! I love making backgrounds, I especially love the smooshing technique with distress inks.
Xoxo Olga