Thursday, September 6, 2018

Acrylic Block Background

The Mod Squad Challenge this time is using an acrylic block to make a background. I chose to use Gina K. Designs inks and then I spritzed the block with water before stamping it down on my card stock. My choice of card stock for this panel was Ivory. I repeated the stamping until I got the design I wanted.


I tried to use a mix of colors that would work well for an Autumn color scheme. I think I succeeded with this background. I cut around the stamped panel to leave an Ivory border.


The stamps  used on it were from the Gina K. Designs Grateful Heart stamp set. I just love the great patterns on those leafy branches.  They were stamped with Versafine black ink. So was the sentiment which is also from that same stamp set. Then I placed this on a layer of Plum Punch card stock before adding it on the Ivory card base. All card stock is from Gina K. Designs.


I did not have pearls in the colors I wanted so I took Copic markers and colored them with what I thought were a close match to the inks incorporated in the background.

I made up several acrylic block panels so look for more designs to be forthcoming. I love this look and one never knows exactly how the panels will look too. That is the exciting part when you see what has developed.

Well, thanks again for stopping in and taking a look at what I have been doing. I love your visits.

God bless,
Verna

13 comments:

Carol L said...

Great background on this pretty card! Love the leaves!

Doreen said...

Beautiful,love all the layers and colours.xxx

Bonnie Garby said...

Verna - this is absolutely GORGEOUS! I have to try this technique. It's been way too long since I've visited. I'm signing up for your email feed so I don't miss anything. Since we aren't offering challenges on the RRR blog any more, I've missed out on lots of blog posts. I have to change the way I'm doing things. :) Have a crafty weekend!!

Brenda in IN said...

This is a beautiful background and a fun way to do it. I never think of that when I'm crafting and I need to. The colors you chose blend so well together and perfect for fall. I love that you colored the pearls in all the matching colors. Have a nice weekend.

Kathy Krug said...

Great reminder of a technique I have not used for a long time. Love the colors you mixed for the background and the pretty leaves.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my goodness, that's a beautiful background and the leaves are gorgeous! Love the print on them. All over an absolutely stunning card, Verna!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very cool textured looking card!

Donna Phelan said...

Such an easy technique that makes beautiful backgrounds. Love the movement on your gorgeous falling leaves!

Lisa said...

Another Fall beauty! Love your acrylic block background... and I know already I've got more to see... I can't wait!

Greta said...

Absolutely love this card--colors & design! I saw that challenge & thought it'd be a good one to play, so need to see if there's still time.

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, this is so beautiful. Love, love, LOVE those colors together. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
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Dandi93 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Verna.... your background looks amazing and I love the addition of the row of pearls

Lagene said...

Love your acrylic block stamping and the card design is lovely!

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