Monday, 1 July 2019

* Vera Lane Studio: Heart and Star


It's Monday again and my DT day at Vera Lane Studio. We have a new release today called Heart and Star featuring two adorable girls and two sentiments. 

I made two cards to show an easy background technique.

 My card with Star:

The image was coloured with Copic markers and white highlights were added. I fussy cut her and popped her on foam tape to go on top of the background.
The background was super easy to make and is really quite charming, even if I do say so myself :) Last weekend I went to a local craft fair and met the incredible Tracey Evans demonstrating her new range of stamps. I spent ages watching and asking questions about her backgrounds and loved all of her techniques - this is one of them. 
1. Place a stencil over your card. 
2. Sprinkle some pigments - I used Brushos in Orange and Brown, then 
3. Lightly spritz with water and carefully remove stencil.
That's it!!! 
Lift the stencil, turn it over and press it onto a piece of clean card and you have a second background just as pretty as the first, but in reverse image. It doesn't get much simpler, but the effect of the different pigments gives a fabulous result!

My card with Heart, using the reverse of the stencil:

I finished my backgrounds by inking around the edge with Spiced Pumpkin and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide. I added white paint splatters to Heart's card background. I matted the background onto black card and attached it to my card base. I cut the sentiment into strips and glued to the background outlining with black sketchy lines.

Heart and Star

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. 
It's such a friendly, fun place to be!


Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Cafty Catz #468 AG 04/07
PIP Challenge #1926 07/07
Simon Says Stamp Make Own Background 08/07
Creative Fingers #167 AG 10/07
Worldwide Open DT Challenge AG 15/07 DT Favourite

We Love 2 Create #7 AG 21/07
A Perfect Time to Craft July AG 28/07 
Classic Design Team Challenge July AG 31/07
The Happy Craft Challenge July AG 31/07



  1. Love the colours in your cards, super.

  2. Super cards, Carole, so cute. xx

  3. Fabulous card Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck
    Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  4. Really love these cards, but I'm not too sure which one you've entered into our challenge but thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) xxx

  5. Hi Carole this is a stunning pair of cards. I love the backgrounds you create. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. Love, love your background the colours match beautiful Carole with your image. Thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  7. Lovely creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  8. Love the bright oranges you have used! They make a beautifully bold statement.
    Hugs Monica

  9. Just love this Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for


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