Sunday, May 10, 2009

Technique Junkies Background Burst

The Technique Junkies newsletter was used for inspiration on this card; it's called Background Burst. Using a large detailed stamp on dark cs, you cover it with white ink. After the inking, use a cotton ball to color different areas of the cs; you can use as many colors as you want, but the background looks nothing like the sample in the newsletter (will have to try again :-D The bg stamp is Paisley (SU!); maybe another background stamp, like swirls would work much better. Anyway, enough whining! Stamp the bg again with white ink to seal the deal. The main image is from Limited Edition, Large face. The sentiment is one from Inkadinkado, a Dawn Houser design. SU! Ruby Red cs is used for the base and frame, while True Black (PTI) was used for the bg stamping. Select White (PTI) is used for the main image and sentiment. SU! oval punches and some black mesh ribbon round off the embellishments. The main image and sentiment were sponged with Scattered Straw, Tea Dye, and Fired Brick (Ranger) to soften the start white cs.

If this technique is something you would like to try, check out the TJ website.

Have a happy day!


Monica said...

Oh! I really have to try this technique!! :-) It turned out really cool!

TinaStina said...

I agree with Monica, it's soooo cool and I've never seen anything like it before. I'm afraid I don't get the technique completely but I sure would like to try it!