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Background Magic Day 4

For lesson 4 Laurel showed us varoius ways to mask backgrounds. I chose to cut out a mask using a heart die and use it for my card. Once my mask was in place I inked up the Gradient Stripes Background stamp and stamped it over the mask.  I then removed the mask and found I got ink spots where I did not want them so I added a layer of vellum on top and added a focal image and sentment from the Frosted Garden stamp set which I stamped with black ink and clear embossed over it.

I love the look of this card and will be using this technique again!! Thank for stopping by!!

Background Magic Class Day 3

Hello again!!  I skipped to Lesson 3's homework, mostly because I was waiting for a stamp set to arrive that I wanted to use.  For today's homework I chose to heat emboss my Watercolor Dots Background on to a piece of Vellum with rose gold embossing powder. Then, I flipped it over and colored the back with a selection of blue Altenew Artist Markers. I then attached the colored vellum on top of a piece of white cardstock, attached it to a card base and added a sentiment strip onto which I stamped a sentiment from the Altenew Crafty Friend Stamp set in black ink.

Stay tuned for Day 4 !!

Altenew Backgrounds Magic Class Day 1

Good morning, I started a new class over at Altenew this week taught by Laurel Beard. Today I am going to show you my card I made for Lesson 1. For this class we were to make a card using an inking technique. For my card I chose to use the new Watercolor Dots Background stamp, which I inked up using mini ink cubes then spritzed with water a couple of times and stamped onto a piece of watercolor card stock.

To finish this card I cut out a label using a die and white heat embossed my sentiment from the Crafty friends stamp set.
I will be back to post my day 2 card shortly.

Layton's Legacy Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome!

Today I am honored as part of the CAS-ual Friday Stamps Design Team to be participating as one of the contributing designers for the CAS-ual Fridays Blog  They are one of the stops on the  Layton's Legacy Blog Hop. This is a very special blog hop and I encourage you to read all about it on Lea Lawsons blog which is the beginning of the hop.  This is such a worthy cause and will help so many NICU parents along the way.  Donations can be made here. As designers we were provided with a the following inspiration board.

Here is my card.

Cas-ual Fridays Stamps will be donating 15% of the profits from sales until May 19, 2018 to the Fundraiser. In addition, Lea is collecting handmade cards to give to NICU families along with the gift cards to Starbucks, so if you wouls like to make a card and donate it you will find her address on her blog post.
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you will come back soon.
Susan