On day 18 of the Online Card Class, Spring Card Camp 2, Yana Smakula and Seeka were the guest designers. Their technique was to take your ink pads and drag them across your cardstock to create a patterned background paper.
I tried this technique many times using the random method that Yana used and didn’t like any of the background except this one. I think it is because I only used two shades of light turquoise and a light mint green. The depth of the colors used made a big difference.
I used mini ink pads and they worked well for this technique. Once I had a background that I liked I decided to die cut it using Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle Dies. These dies not only cut the rectangle, they also cut a thin border. I used two rectangles to size down the larger background and a smaller one to create a focal image panel. I also used the same dies to cut white cardstock and used the thin white frames, replacing the patterned ones. This really draws the eye to the center of the card panel.
I wanted to keep the card simple in design and decided to add a couple of white die cut flowers and a few leaves. The sentiment die was cut from cardstock that was created by the dragging technique, using only the darkest blue and using a slighter heavier pressure. It was also cut from sticky back foam to add dimension to the sentiment. The center rectangle also had foam added to the back to create additional visual interest in a very clean and simple card design.
The panels and frame were adhered to a top folding white cardbase. I pulled out some sky blue Ranger Stickles for the center of the flowers and the card was done.
- Spellbinders Poppies Die
- Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
- Gina K. Designs Sea Glass and Applemint Green Inks
- Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle Dies
- Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
- Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
- Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
- Ranger Tumbled Glass Stickles
- Darice Sticky Back Foam