Wednesday, July 25, 2007

April Songs

I love this cool technique to make backgrounds on glossy paper. You will never get two alike and depending on what colors are prominent, you will get a different feel for each piece you have cut, even if you use the same stamps and inks. This particular card used a piece of the same paper that made this card but look how different it looks with the colored base cards being the oppposite. For this card, I used some Bazzill textured card stock and a corner punch to make a place to anchor the glossy stamped piece. I lined the glossy sheet with silver envelope liner that brought out the faint silver color showing thru even tho there was no metallic inks used. I think it was the gloss of the card before the inks that shows. I used a small piece of the silver to line the back of an oval oddity I found and I stamped my word on the silver before filling it with Acrylic Accents (no finger prints in this one).

I tried a few other ribbons or textures but liked the variegated colors in this particular ribbon the best. It just seemed to enhance all the background colors and play off them. I think I got 6 cards off this one sheet of glossy colors. I do wish I had photographed them all but some went for swaps. Time to maybe make a mess again!

3 comments:

  1. nice card! The foam stars say foam stamps!

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  2. Pretty. That silver paper really brings out the best in that BG paper. I like the little oval too...a hint of pizazz!

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