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Thursday, May 12, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Deepti Creates a Colorful Background with Mixed Media Stamps


Hello friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. Today I am sharing how to use your mixed media stamps to create colorful backgrounds.  So, here's a look into the finished card...




STEP 1
I started out by inking the striped stamp from Mixed Media Grunge with distress ink, spritzing it with water and stamping it on water color paper. I repeated the process with 3 different inks.






STEP 2
Next I spritzed some more water on the stamped panel to merge the background in some areas. Once dried, I did some tone on tone stamping using the text stamp from the same set set.






STEP 3
I then stamped the daffodils from The Birds and the Blooms along one edge of this colorful background.





STEP 4
Finally, I colored the flowers same as the base color. To add dimension, I did some coloring with grey tones along the edges of the flowers. To finish the card I stamped the sentiment from Fond Expressions 2.



Here's a closeup of the card :) 



I used stamps from Mixed Media Grunge (April/May 2015), The Birds and the Blooms (June/July 2015), and Fond Expressions 2.

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That finishes my spotlight feature :) I hope you enjoyed it and will give this a try. Happy paper crafting! 


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14 comments:

  1. A beautiful card - thanks for the tutorial

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  2. OOH, I love your colorful background and how you have paired the flowers up with it!

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  3. OOH, I love your colorful background and how you have paired the flowers up with it!

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  4. Lovely card Deepti, and very colorful too.

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  5. Great tutorial and love how you made the flowers look so dimensional:)

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  6. Oh soooooooooooooooooooooooooo SPLENDID Deepti. The colors are so wonderful - with the flowers matching as they go together.... WOW. This would be such a happy and uplifting card to receive. Xj.

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  7. Oh so pretty! Love the colors and different stamps you used.

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  8. Deepti, this is gorgeous and colorful. I have that grungy stamp sey and thank you for the inspiration using it to create the background.

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  9. Awesome background! Love your color combo and those pretty flowers!

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  10. Beautiful card! Love this. "Mixed Media Elements" is on my wish list. I love the grungy look.

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  11. Very effective technique Deepti - a pretty cheerful card

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