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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Snowy Background Technique

I love techniques! At Joan's Gardens, Selma has shown us how to do a fun technique called Snowy Background. We are to use this technique for our challenge this week. I really enjoyed doing this one. First you  take glossy cardstock and sponge a light color all over the piece. I used light blue. Next you stamp images on it using Versa Mark ink and heat set them. I used a tree. Take an embossing buddy and wipe over the glossy cardstock. Stamp the stamp you want as a focal point with Versa mark ink and emboss with white embossing powder. I used my tree again. This looks like the trees have depth. You can see a fainter tree on the left of my embossed tree. Now lightly spritz the piece with water and let it sit a few seconds. It looks like snow is falling!

Other challenges:
Basic Grey  -- papers used -- Out of Print and Basics Manilla
Just Magnolia

11 comments:

  1. very nice card that you did and the technique
    came out very good
    beautiful card

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  2. Fabulous job April. Your card is so cute and you did a great job with my technique. Thank you for joining us this week in the challenge at Joan's Gardens.

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  3. Oh, this is so sweet, April! You did a great job with the background technique, looks fantastic!
    Thanks for playing at Just Magnolia this week!
    Hugs, Iulia- new follwer:)

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  4. Great technique April. I am going to try that. I like the colors that you chose for your card.

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  5. What a sweet card and you did a fabulous job on the technique!

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  6. She is just adorable and the card is beautiful!!

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  7. Sweet image and great background!!

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  8. April, very cute card and a great job on Selma's technique.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for the weekly challenge. I love your card!

    Joan
    www.atjoansgardens.com

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  9. Gorgeous card, thank you for joining in the Basic Grey Challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

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