Monday, 1 July 2019

* Vera Lane Studio: Heart and Star


Hello!

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.
xoxo

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



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10 comments:

  1. Love the colours in your cards, super.

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  2. Super cards, Carole, so cute. xx

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  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

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  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

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

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  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

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  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

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

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  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 http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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