Today I have a fun technique to share with you that creates gorgeous and unique backgrounds for your cards
I had first seen this technique last year from an Australian Demonstrator, Clare Daley maybe? Anyway, I had trouble finding the right percentage of alcohol at first (I had 75% rubbing alcohol on hand) as you need a high percentage, 90% or higher. Eventually my sister was able to find a bottle for me (with the pandemic supplies like this are a hot commodity!) and so I put it on my shelf and forgot all about it until recently.
I have been having so much fun playing with this and creating backgrounds!
Is this not the coolest looking background?!
Here is the video showing you just how easy it is!
Here are the products and measurements;
Thick Basic White cardstock base – 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″
Melon Mambo cardstock – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
Basic White cardstock – 4″ x 5-1/4″ – I adhered my vellum to this layer, plus a piece to die cut out the flower from the Dandy Wishes Dies
Vellum – 4″ x 5-1/4″ – I started with a larger piece to be able to tape it down, then cut it to the size I wanted for my card front
Coastal Cabana cardstock – a piece to die cut out the label die from the Pierced Bloom Dies – I heat embossed my sentiment from the Always In My Heart stamp set on this piece
I added some fun new products from the upcoming Annual Catalogue to finish my card off – some Smoky Slate Textured Ribbon and some silver twine from the Simply Elegant Trim package
My vellum is coloured with the following Stampin’ Blends – Light Melon Mambo, Light Bermuda Bay and Dark Smoky Slate, I taped my vellum to a piece of chipboard using washi tape, I added the 99% Alcohol to the vellum using a water painter
I hope you give this cool technique a try!
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