Hello all! I am back again with more creations that were made for the new color release for Salvaged Patina. These cards were created with a couple backgrounds that I made while playing around with the inks and spray stains.
One of my favorite background techniques is mono-printing using layering stencils.
The inks and sprays are inked directly onto the stencil (Doodle Art 2 THS142), spritzed with water, then you lay the the stencil on top of a piece of watercolor paper or mixed media heavy stock (a paper that takes on water well). Once the stencil is placed onto the paper, you lay a piece of paper towel over the stencil to sop up the extra ink. Pretty easy and satisfying! Salvaged Patina blended beautifully with every color combo that I tried. I just can’t explain my love for this color… It’s GORGEOUS!
Here’s a look at the color combo that I used for these cards. Salvaged Patina (of course) Fossilized Amber, and Seedless Preserves. The lighter printed backgrounds were made with the second and third prints off of the first spritzes of inks and sprays. The inky background was created by mopping up the leftover inks left on the craft and media mat. Then after the backgrounds were dried with a heat tool, I blended Salvaged Patina filling in any white areas with a blending tool.
Once I had made my backgrounds, I began cutting pieces of flowers using the Large Funky Flowers thinlet set and cut out a couple Stacked Postage pieces and Funky Wreath. I also cut out a lady bug using the new Funky Bugs thinlet set.
I scribbled bits of ink and water onto the pieces using a detail water brush, dried them with my heat tool and did this until I had a good amount of them.
The larger flowers were layered with another cutting in white to layer behind.
I rubbed the background with an embossing anti-static bag, then stamped a handwritten stamp randomly to the paper using Distress Embossing ink, then sprinkled the inked areas with White Embossing Powder and embossed it with a heat tool. The postage piece was stamped and embossed in the same way, except using the Batik Background Stamp (CMS327) after it was heat embossed, I spritzed it with some water and Salvaged Patina Spray Stain, then dried it with my heat tool. Next, I stitched around the edge of the postage piece, because stitching things is my favorite. 😉
Originally, I had only planned on making one card, but as with anything Sizzix, I cut out way more pieces than I actually need…hey, when you’re having fun, you just roll with it.
But, as I was shuffling the pieces around, I layered a couple of them to the side and on top of the other background. I noticed how they fell onto it, and it looked just as pretty as the card I was working on. So what was one, became two… I stamped a couple greetings (Crazy Talk CMS236 & Seasonal Scribbles CMS386) onto scraps of paper using embossing ink, white embossing powder and trimmed them to create the look of a banner.
I stitched around the edges of both the backgrounds, then the cards were assembled and adhered to card bases.
I applied a couple vintage buttons to the centers of a couple of the flowers and with that, my cards were complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week!
Products used to create these cards- Salvaged Patina Products, Fossilized Amber, Seedless Preserves Spray Stains, Doodle Art 2 Layering Stencil THS142, Funky Florals Large, Funky Bugs, Funky Wreaths, Stacked Postage, Botanical & Batik CMS327, Crazy Talk CMS236, Seasonal Scribbles CMS386, Embossing Ink, White Embossing Powder, Sewing Machine and Thread, Vintage Buttons
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Aylene Price says
The colours, the designs, sheer perfection! So inspirational. Thanks gor sharing the tutorial.
Ilse Stouten says
You sell the colour well! I didn’t think that I needed another blue-isch colour. But no I do. I love your colorcombo and desig! Thank you for your inspiration!
What a beautiful creation. Perfect color combinations. And, of course, the new color… wow!!! wonderful
Linda S. says
Wow. Both of your cards are so beautiful and I love the colors you chose and all the layers. Thanks for sharing.
Just beautiful, Stacy! My color just arrived so will be using it to create! Thanks for the inspiration! ♥️
OMG!!! I am in love with your cards and the new color!
Stacy Stacy Stacy! You never disappoint me. I love this one! It is my favorite from the whole lot of makers. This speaks to me. I love everything about it. I need to try it now. Bless you girl for sharing your gift with us.
Nancy Dempsey says
Anne R says
Stacy, the backgrounds you created are stunning and the delicately coloured elements you added are just perfect. Beautiful cards! xx
Lynn Greenberg says
You are total inspiration every time. Thank you.
Tracey Ogden says
I adore these , the colour and composition are stunning ❤️