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Abstract art Background

Abstract art Background

Hi everyone! It is Verity here again from Pretty Little Buttonso good to be back up on the blog again. Today I am showing 3 cards using some more of the recently released stamp, and for this post I am using a couple of stamps from the Abstract Art set. This is such a great stamp set to have in your craft stash - it is so versatile and I can see me using it in many more cards to come! I kept these cards reasonably simple - I didn't go over embellishing them, but I wanted to show you easily change up the colours to suit any occasion. So read on to find out how to make these three fabulous cards!

Abstract Art Background Card details:

This first card has a little extra feature. When I came up with the idea for the card, I wanted some of the stamped areas to be foiled. So all of the smaller paint drips are foiled in silver - just to add a bit more to the card. To start, I stamped the fullest oblong paint stamp in two colours - both are from Brutus Monroe (Apricot and Rock candy). I love these two colours together.


Next, I used some Transfer gel to stamp the second smaller paint drip. I applied the transfer gel to the stamp with a make up sponge. You might not get a completely smooth stamp impression with this method, but I feel it adds even more texture to the card. You need to let the gel dry completely before your foil it. However, it wont take long as you are only using a small amount. Please, make sure you clean your stamps as soon as your are finished to prevent the gel drying on your stamp and changing the surface of your stamp. You can miss this step and stamp in a different coloured ink if you prefer.


Once dry, I foiled the panel with Decoart Silver foil  with my Minc machine (a laminator works well too) and mounted the panel onto a black card base. I used some wooden letters in stash to spell out 'Happy' and stamped a small 'Birthday' sentiment onto a small piece of black card and heat embossed this. Lastly I finished the card by adhere these to the front, offset to one side, and foam mounting the 'Birthday'. 


These two other cards show how you can change the colour combination and use this background design for other occasions. The pink and purple combination was the inks I used to plan this card out - I liked it so much I turned it into a card!


Supplies used - click on the images below to purchase the supplies


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amy - January 17, 2018

These are wonderful!

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