Hello everyone. I have been experimenting again. I have been playing with my Altenew alphabet dies, and also trying to do a technique – no idea what the technique is called – where the word is cut from the same background, then added back in with dimension…..can anyone help me with the name of the technique?
I used three colours only for the card – Altenew lilac and purple for the ink blended background, and Altenew dark green for the leaves that I stamped. I really like how the colours matched together.
The stamps are from Catherine Pooler, and I just let myself go with the stamping. I had no plan when I started out, and just kept adding smaller and smaller images from the same stamp set to fill in the gaps. I didn’t even use my Misti! (I know…..brave of me!)
The ink and stamps worked well together, so I just made sure before I stamped each one, that there was good coverage. I seem to be enjoying working with backgrounds at the moment, don’t I?
Once I had put the card together I added some sparkle to the ‘XMAS’ letters as I felt that they didn’t really stand out very much – is this usual for this technique? Is my background a little too busy for this? Hubby couldn’t actually see ‘XMAS’ until I moved the card around, and said I needed to add something around the edge of each letter….hmmm – not sure about that.
I think I’ll try with the word a solid colour too, as a contrast to any background……
I shall be entering the following challenges:
AAA Cards – ink blending
Cupcake Inspirations – purple, lilac, dark green
Cards in envy – letters or words as focus
Sweet at Sweet Stampin’ – anything goes Christmas