September 14, 2015

Creating A Background ...

Hi Everybody,

When I used this background I had several emails asking me to show you how I did it.

So this has been the subject of another video tutorial that we did last week.

This uses Distress Inks and is very easy to do.

The card on the right is very bright, but in the video I did one in more autumnal colours and it would be ideal for any cards that you make for the men in your life.

I listed all the inks I used and showed you in which combination for the different looks in the tutorial Distress Ink Background

I dressed my card up with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts  but this tortoiseshell look would be suitable for anybody.

The die I have used is #2 from Fleur de Elegance  and I cut it in an antique gold card

I found the gold sequins in a box that was lurking in a cupboard  when I was clearing out my craft room a few weeks ago ... and I knew they would come in handy !!

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

34 comments:

  1. What beautiful backgrounds for cards. I particularly liked that you showed what combinations are possible with different inks. Lovely tutorial. Thank you Christina!

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  2. Two lovely card, both very different but both stunning.

    Michele

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  3. they are both pretty but my fav is the gold one. i watched the tutorials too.xx

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  4. Fabulous card and tutorial Christina! What a great way to use distress inks, will definitely have a try this. Thanks, Debra x

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  5. Morning Christina,
    Lovely cards.
    Lydia
    X

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  6. Loving the backgrounds Christina, especially the rustic tones.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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  7. Hi Christina, thanks for the tutorials on the back ground of these wonderful cards. My favourite is the autumn tones one....just beautiful. Janelle x

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  8. Beautiful cards, Christina,
    and the backgrounds are wonderful :))

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  9. Good Morning Christina :) Beautiful Cards, Rich Colors and a Fabulous Video. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful crafting talent with us. Enjoy a lovely day. Big Hugs.

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  10. You have been a busy girl Christina, many thanks, I love this technique, again, something different...the cards are lovely, so beautiful in the two different colours and the different effect they leave....luv Ursula

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  11. Hi Christina
    All the backrounds look amazing, but I particularly like the autumnal shades in the one you demostrated, and so easy to do.

    Margaret xxx

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  12. Hi Christina
    Love the cards today. I've actually done these type of backgrounds but not for awhile. Thanks for the reminder.

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    1. Dorothy you need to check the winner of the Friday Freebie last week as you haven't sent me your postal address yet and the time is running out Cxx

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  14. LOVE both of these cards!! Awesome backgrounds and the colors are wonderful! TFS!

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  15. Hi Christina.
    Lovely backgrounds. Is it getting into autumn already. Where has this year gone?
    Love Val in Spainx

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  16. Hi Christina, beautiful cards today. Loved the video especially when you used the paint brush to fill in the gaps. Usually videos just say to spray to blend the inks closer together. Your technique is much better. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.

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  17. Love the cards Christina. Off to look at the video

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  18. Hi Christina, wow love these cards especially the autumnal card, love the colours you have used, beautiful designs!
    Regards Liz.

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  19. I love the cards, especially the gold one. It helps to get me in the mood for fall. I'll have to try that method to make some Thanksgiving cards. Thanks for sharing, Christina.

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  20. Christina, I love these backgrounds!!! I will look at the video tonight. Have to finish cleaning garage. :) ~blessings, Louise

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  21. Love the backgrounds Christina, I'm going to try this for sure:))

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  22. Gorgeous cards! I pinned. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765609811167/
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765609811171/

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  23. Beautiful background on these cards. I will have to go back and look for the video. Thanks for sharing. Dianne

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  24. Lovely backgrounds Christina, you are so talented! Pat x

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  25. Wow, wow, and wow..these cards with the background turned out fantastic
    Well done Christina...love them
    Are these give-away cards.....lol

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  26. Hi Christina, love these cards the gold one looks fab. Take Care Melody xXx

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  27. A tutorial for two lovely cards today, both very different. I likeThe Elegant die too. My preference is for the autumnal one. Thank you x

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  28. Just Gorgeous! My favourite is the autumnal coloured one! I adore the colours on that one! The other one is also very pretty, and with the Heartfelt flowers too! Beautifully done!
    Hugs,
    Karen xx

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  29. Hi Christina both cards are equally beautiful, love them both, thank you for the tutorial.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

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  30. Where did you get the gold lace oval that you used under the saying on the front of the card? Is it a peel-off?

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    1. The die I have used and the link to it so that you can see it are in the paragraph alongside the photo

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  31. Thank you for sharing the techniques. Both cards are fantastic.

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