I’m taking the “Merry Making” class over at OnlineCardClasses.com. The first day was all about backgrounds. The inspiration for this card was a technique to make a Bokeh background. I used distress inks in blues with a touch of dark gray around the edge (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Hickory Smoke). Using a brush and plain water, I drew circles and then used paper towel to remove some of the ink. I did one layer and then let it dry before adding more circles in another layer.
Next, using a stamp set from Simon Says stamp, I stamped the Happy Holidays sentiment using Versa Mark ink and then embossed using silver embossing powder.
For the card base, I used the Recollections 110 lb white cardstock. Using Versa Mark ink around the edge of the card base, I added Silver embossing powder to add more silver to the card to match the sentiment.
I cut out some snowflakes using a set of snowflake dies from the embossed panel and also from some white cardstock. I glued the embossed snowflakes into 2 or 3 layers of white cardstock which gave them more dimension.
I used some silver and white twine and silver cord and tied a bow around the card panel. Last step was to glue on the snowflakes. I think the background makes this card very unique and beautiful. So glad I learned this technique from the class.
- Simon Says Stamp Gifts of Love Stamp Set
- Snow Flake Dies
- Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
- Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Hickory Smoke)
- Recollections 110 lb White Cardstock
- Recollections Celebrate It (Silver & White) Twine
- Silver Metallic Cord
- Stampin Up Silver Embossing Powder
- Versa Mark Ink