Saturday, April 21, 2018

Beyond Basics Background - Thanks

I seldom create backgrounds that are elaborate as most of my work are fast and easy due to my busy life. Today I took a little extra time to create a background that has several techniques inspired by the Class Beyond Basics Backgrounds.

The Altenew products I used are

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Mandala Die set

Thanks Die - Altenew
Thanks die
Daisy Stamp Set - Altenew
Daisy Stamp set

Here's my card


Using the Mandala die, I die-cut it with kraft cardstock. Then I placed the die-cut over a piece of watercolour cardstock and spritzed some gold, red and green shimmer colours. When everything is dry, I took the die-cut and added Versamark all over the mandala section and gold heat embossed it and adhered it to the watercolour cardstock. 

Next for the sentiment, I die-cut the word "Thanks" on white and black cardstock so that I have 3 pieces for each of them. I stacked and adhered the white together then the black. On the white die-cut I pressed the Versamark inkpad over it and heat embossed with orange embossing powder. I repeated this twice. Then I adhered the orange die-cut to the black and offset it a little. 


For the flower, I used the Daisy stamp with Summer Afternoon inks and used Prismacolors for added definition near the flower centre. I stamped the leaves with Green Fields inks. All the images were then fussy cut out.

I adhered the sentiment to a strip of black and gold cardstock and placed the daisy and leaves as shown. To finish off the card, I added some floral sequins with silver stickles in the centres.

It has been fun to churn out the cards for the AECP assignments this weekend and I had so much fun with the various techniques.

See you!

2 comments:

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful card Kary - love that way you have embossed only the mandela in the background.
Do hope all is well with you and yours and I am so glad you had time to craft this weekend
Blessings
Maxine

Virginia Lu said...

Stunning result! Love the mix of elements and how you pulled them together, Kary! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. I love your write-up and descriptions! Please keep up with your excellent work!