Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Special Background for Furry Friend Sympathy

 It is time for a new challenge over at Ruby’s RainbowChallenges, and it is a fun one!  Create your own background, and the Design Team have come up with some lovely examples of different ways you can copy and share.  I choose to try a new to me technique using Imagine Crafts (Tsukineko) All Purpose Inks and white foam shaving cream.

The card I created is for someone who recently lost her fur-child, and needs a special sympathy card.  I was glad to have many choices for embellishments as I am a dog lover too, and have created scrap book pages for my dogs.

Step One:
Spread a thin layer of white foam shaving cream on your work surface and smooth flat.  I used a little too much and know that next time I can use less.  It is simply a carrier for the All Purpose Inks.

Step Two:
I dropped several drops of API in Black Pearl, Vegas Gold, and Chocolate over the surface of the shaving cream then drag a tooth pick through the ink until I achieved a pleasant pattern.  I didn’t want to over work the ink and make it muddy. 

Step Three:
After carefully laying the Bristol weight cardstock over the surface I lifted it and scrapped the excess off with a squeegee.  It was set aside to dry.  After drying Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles die cut the chosen area for the card front.

Step Four:
A section of Bristol weight cardstock is inked with an Ink Blusher and Delicata Golden Glitz.  Paula Best’s Dog Set image is stamped in Delicata Dark Brown Shimmer and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Unity’s sentiment was stamped on the previously inked Golden Glitz cardstock with Delicata Dark Brown Shimmer and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The edges of the were inked with Delicata Dark Brown and an Ink Blusher.

Step Five:
Die Cuts With a View brown cardstock and gold metallic cardstock were trimmed to fit the front of the card.  The edges of the brown cardstock were distressed.  Another piece of brown cardstock is used to back the dog image and the edges were distressed.  Two designs of Offray ribbon are trimmed to fit the front of the card. 

Step Six:
The embellishments are adhered to the front card panel, included the paw brads by Around the Block.  The remaining card layers are adhered to the card base. 

Please stop by Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges and share your background that you have created.  We would love to see your projects! 

This card design was inspired by the following sketch:
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  1. I love the Crazy background so much, hun!

    Hugs and kisses from germany,
    Silvi xoxo

  2. Very creative is the background, also your colours that you have combine.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  3. Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Retro Sketches!

  4. A fab card in lovely colours and you've created a lovely background. Very original! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations and thanks for your tutorial on the background. Marlies

  5. Wow, this is one fun and clever background Hun. Fab card. Hugs xxx

  6. Lovely card. Very neutral colours. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Hugs Tracy

  7. Fun technique and amazing it...thank you for joining us at Craft your passion...hugs...Željka DT

  8. What a great card, love the background. Thanks for joining our Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Add ribbon or twine , hugs, Carol DT


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