Thursday, September 27, 2012

Focus on the Backgrounds


Sabrina, our September hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge, asked us to create our own backgrounds this week....using a technique of our own choosing.  Now.....I have to admit that I am cheating a bit this week.  I actually made this card at a demonstration at a LSS but I thought I'd share the creative process.  This stamp is by Impression Obsession, the sponsor of the Make and Take.

We first stamped the 'tree' image in black Stazon onto a transparency and then let it dry.  We then stamped a cloud background stamp in blue chalk ink onto the square base card.  Now here is the cool thing.........we then put a few 'whisps' of white acrylic paint on the back (wrong side) of the transparency.  I must say that this really adds depth and dimension in real life.  We then put clear tape adhesive on the back in spots where the tree was black or where we had put the white paint.  This kept the tape from being seen from the front.The sentiment and ribbon were added at the end.

I love background techniques, so I am excited to see what the rest of this creative DT created.  Follow me to the CCEE Stampers Blog to check out their work.

10 comments:

StampOwl said...

Cool card and technique Joanne

Sabrina said...

Wowza, this is gorgeous!! So that's the C-A-C clouds behind the trees, I've always wondered what it looked like in real life. And I love the way paint looks on the back of acetate, thanks for the reminder. This is an all-out fabulous card, Joanne. p.s. I use spray-mount for fixing acetate to the background card because I don't often have solid areas where I could hide the tape.

Vicky Gould said...

If you took the sentiment and ribbon off, this would look like a real photo. Sooo beautiful; job well done, GF!

Lois said...

This is definitely a WOW card, Joanne!

Benzi said...

Oh, wow....great job with this challenge, Joanne. It is an amazing creation. Thanks for letting us know how you did it.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I don't care if you cheated....this card is gorgeous, and well worth the sharing, GF!

Kathy Bradley said...

Jo,
Your card is really, really gorgeous and elegant! What a fun technique - I'll add it to my HUGE list of things to try!

Susan Shuler said...

What a great idea to make a background! This is lovely!!

wannabcre8tive said...

This is beautiful background, I love it. You aced this challenge.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Going through my reader and had to pop over and say AWESOME! How cool is this - and also HI :)