Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Splat! I Have a Background!

I just had to join in the  Scrapy Land Challenge which advocates making your version of Splats! on a background or card design. And there is nothing more fun to me then getting out any inks, paints or other mediums to make a background. For this card I chose to use alcohol inks.


I chose to use dies from Cheery Lynn Designs for my card. And, I cut them all out in black card stock except for the angel wing die that goes under the butterfly and the center panel for the sentiment. The angel wing was cut from my Splats! background and then glued to the black overlay butterfly die. I popped the butterfly up to give the card more dimension.

Below I will show you my backgrounds I made before I finished them into a card design.


First of all I used white glossy card stock. The colors of alcohol inks I used to drop some splats were Andirondak Willow, Shell Pink and Cloudy Blue. I just dropped the inks randomly and watched the magic begin.

The dies from Cheery Lynn Designs I used were FRM132 French Lattice Small FrameDL 156 Small Lace Butterfly with Angel Wing, and an older die of Cheery Lynn Designs which I have used over and over to get perfect layers called ST 014 Card Maker's Stacker's Nesting Dies. That was how I die cut the rectangles for the sentiment and the black layer.

I chose to use a complimentary light blue card stock for the base card and also for the rectangle where the sentiment from I Brake For Stamps was stamped in Gina K. Designs Black dye ink.

And, of course, this is my usual style of a more clean and simple look for a card. Good thing I restricted my die cutting to a few only a day as my arm and shoulder still bother me some. But I find it so fun and love to see how the dies one uses really make a beautiful addition to a card.

I am also entering this in the Cheery Lynn Blog Challenge to make a card that is not square. I think this qualifies since it is rectangle.

Thanks for looking and I hope your week has been going fantastically!

God bless,
Verna

17 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you decided to play along with the Scrapy Land Challenge, your card is stunning! Gorgeous colors!

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  2. Amazing technique for your background on this card. Thanks for showing the pictures. Almost too pretty to cover up. With the cover die, it reminds me of a stained glass window. Beautiful.

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  3. This is stunning!! I love the stained glass look of your card! That Cheery Lynn Lattice Frame die is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #12!

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  4. Gorgeous colors for your background. I haven't used my alcohol inks in a long time - I must get them out. Great layout, love the black, it really makes the colors pop. And that butterfly is just beautiful!! Awesome CAS card!!!!

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  5. This time it really is magic! WOW... I am truly amazed! You're so talented, Verna!
    hugs, Asha

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  6. Great card Verna, Love the colours and that you are having so much fun being creative. Not tried this either

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  7. This is fabulous and you rocked this challenge! Love that background you created! So glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge!

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  8. Wow! Great use for the SL challenge, Verna! I LOVE this amazing card, especially with the black die cuts - so of course I need to pin this for use with my alcohol inks which go largely unused. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Now for my other hat - regarding your beautiful card - Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge using die cuts! I hope to see more of your pretty projects in the next challenge, too! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

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  9. A real jaw dropper Verna! WOW! Thanks for inspiring us!

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  10. Bright and beautiful card. Love the alcohol ink background with the CLD dies cut in black. Makes it so striking. Thanks for joining us in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Best of luck to you.

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  11. Oh, Verna, this beautiful butterfly card stole my heart!! I love, love, love doing that ink on glossy card background technique and just adore the lovely colors you achieved here! I shall have to try those colors! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. Beautiful background, Verna and gorgeous butterfly. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge

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  13. Awesome background Verna. I am loving that die too. :)

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  14. Gorgeous! I love how you backed the butterfly die with the splats background!!

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  15. Congratulations on winning at Scrapy Land, Verna! hugs, de

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  16. Congratulations on your win at Scrappyland... Have fun shopping.

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