Sunday, September 12, 2010

Black magic technique and layered backgrounds

Just playing today... I love long weekends! I've been wanting to make some more layered backgrounds with the Cover-a-Card stamps... I layered 3 backgrounds on the bottom panel of my card - first the Large polkas in Bisque chalk ink, then the Medallion in Tangerine, and finally the Quilt, using Terra Cotta dye ink. The first 2 layers are pretty subtle, since the cardstock I used is colored and textured, but they're there...

(L-R) Quilt, Medallion, Large & Spatter- all from Impression Obsession

The sentiment is one I cut in half long ago, for times like this... The label is a stamp from the Journaling 1 clear set... a stamp I probably overuse, but I love it! Hey, speaking of labels - I found out this weekend that a package I thought was lost forever turned up at my MIL's post office this last week! She had mailed it to me back in January and it never made it here... I was really bummed because it was mostly full of Spellbinders dies that I had traded stamp design work for... turned out she went to mail another package, they heard the name of our country and happened to remember there was a package there returned from our country that they didn't know what to do with. Anyway, several Labels sets were in there, and I'm so glad to know they're on their way again... pray they make it this time!!
I made the black Twinchie my focal piece... I stamped the polkas first in white Memories dye ink, then stamped the floral image (Sillhouette 11) in the same dye ink and colored over it with pencils (Prismacolor and Caran d'Ache). I colored the edge with white pencil.
That's all I know today...! Thanks for visiting. :)

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  1. Hi Dina,

    Wow, what a beautiful effect that gives, especially the black focus piece. Have all those silhouette stamps in storage for making examples and will use that technique if that is oke with you.Only got Derwent soft colour and Karisma, but maybe that will do, Great job! greetz Miranda

  2. glad your package showed up ... Hope it makes it this time!
    Love this card - thanks for sharing your tips - it is really beautiful!