Thursday, 18 September 2014

Stampin' Up! Blending backgrounds technique.

Blending backgrounds is a great way to co-ordinate the colours exactly with the cardstock and mounts that you use.  This technique starts by cutting a mount (I used a square from the square framelits) then take a selection of inks and start by blending thelightest colour first and then building with tones until the desired effect is achieved.  I tend to then go over the whole area with the lightes colour again to ensure a smooth finish with no blotchy or uneven edges.

Then take a stamp set and using black ink print the image partly in the background and partly out.  This gives a lovely symetry to the card while leaving some lovely white space around for a really professional look. The image can be coloured or left depending on how you feel it looks.

Have a look back on the past few days of this blog for some other examples. 

This card I used smoky slate, wisteria wonder, rich razzleberry and blushing bride.  My camera is not the best quality so the picture does not do it justice but the blending is quite vibrant.

Have fun and enjoy your crafting :)