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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Background Card For Mom

Hello Dear Stamper Friends:
Today I would like to talk about Backgrounds....
I made this card to showcase a background...using some "Serendipity" stamps for a Mother's day card

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First I started by sponging randomly some ink colors all over a sheet of card stock using a self made "corner mask",
I used the "stipple technique", which consist in inking some brushes and pouncing on the paper...
then I chose several stamps and I simply stamped repeatedly with different color inks to create a background.... One sheet can be use in several different projects

I embellished the card using some "My Favorite Things" dies and I mounted my background in a "Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8" .
The sentiment was gold embossed in Parchment, in order not to cover the background

There are lots of fun techniques that you can use to make striking backgrounds and these are not only used in cards but can be used for your scrapbook pages...

I have several sample cards cards using different background techniques...

For instance,
Background #1: I colored my base with different color Stains , then I sponged it with some inks and added some mist sprays and I finally stamped several images...
Background #2: I used the "Rock and Roll" technique in this one

Bckgd #1
Bckgd #2

Background # 3: the "Emboss Resist" technique was used in this one...
Background #4: I used an inked embossing folder to create a 2 tone effect...

Bckgd #3
Bckgd #4

CLICK on each of the highlighted "Background #..." words  to see the completed project...

and If you want to see other cards using backgrounds techniques click HERE to see the entire posts...

These are just a few samples on backgrounds, ... I hope you will give it a try as well...

and If you are in the area check my upcoming classes, on the side bar; these classes focus on Backgrounds and Techniques...so hopefully I will see you there

Thanks for stopping by, have a safe day and  keep in touch...

BTW: I won 1st place with this card at Serendipity Challenge #10 with a  Background theme...



  1. Beautiful Mom's card. Love the gold.

  2. Gorgeous card, Bibiana! I love that you made your own stencil and the colors are beautiful together.

  3. Such beautiful cards! I love the stamp you chose for the first background. Love the sponge stamping and gorgeous dies on that one as well. Who needs patterned paper when we can make such beautiful ones ourselves. Like you did! Thanks for taking the time to show us the steps you used to make these.
    Gorgeous ! Thank you for playing in the SSCB !

  4. Finally caught up,being a background girl myself your background is gorgeous,the stippling is wonderful, I'll have to try, with the gorgeous die cuts lovely flowers and you background makes for a fabulous card,You have taught me so much on this visit its was truly inspiring to visit you, thank you soooo much, have a wonderful day..

  5. Cette carte est magnifique! Les couleurs sont bien choisies!

  6. Drop dead gorgeous! Love your background and the gold vellum embossing!

  7. Whoa...this is beautiful! You are very talented and I love your background with the really great rolled roses!

  8. Gorgeous card and you have such an interesting blog. xx Flora

  9. Very cool! I need to rely less on patterned paper and try some of these fun ideas instead :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty

  10. your style is very beautiful and inspiring!! wonderful card!!


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