Saturday, July 28, 2012

Double stamped background

My friend Anne over at Gaal Creative is celebrating her 4th Blogoversary and has announced a new Gaal Creative Circle at Flickr .  This creative circle group is for anyone who reads Anne's blog and who would like to share their creations made using techniques or tips she features.  Of course there is a giveaway too so to join the fun!

For my initial post at Anne’s Creative Circle I created a card using distress inks.  I tried a new technique featured on the cover page of the Ranger Ink website.  The technique involves blending several colors of distress ink to create a background then misting a craft sheet with pearl mists and using that to stamp the  background.  I used a HA lattice background stamp.  A 2nd background stamp (HA polka dot) is used to repeat the process after hydrating the craft sheet leftovers with a small mist of water.  I heated the water image immediately so it would not migrate.  In person the stamped background images really sparkle.  This technique creates several layers of interest and the look of texture. It was a fun technique which I look forward to doing again.

Distress inks used for background: crushed olive, rusty hinge, dried marigold and edged in vintage photo. 
Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Oh JAN, this is so gorgeous! I love love love all the techniques and the fabulous colors!

  2. Beautiful! I bet it does sparkle with that pearl mist.

  3. Hi, Jan! Thanks so much for the shout-out! I love the beautiful card you created! Thanks for the link to your inspiration, too! ♥

  4. Oh so pretty! Love the rich colors and gorgeous leaves!


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