07 May 2015

Make it Crafty CAS Challenge #1 – How-to…

Hi everyone! A few days ago, I shared a sneak peek of my challenge card for the Make it Crafty CAS Challenge #1 and today I’m back to outline the details of my card.





This month, it’s all about background techniques! Here is my card using a MiC rubber stamp called Sarah colored with Copic markers:







For the background, I got inspired by the talented AND lovely Laura Bassen who shared this technique. At first, I cut a curved edge from cardstock (mine was covered with plastic) that I used as a mask. I used post-it tape to mask the outside of the frame of a withe cardstock panel. Then I applied from the top edge a light shade of ink to the panel using a blending tool. I went ahead and put the curved mask over the inked strip at an angle, and applied another shade of ink, working from the mask onto the cardstock. I repeated this step (switching the ink shades and alternating the angles) until I inked the whole panel. I used dye inks from Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts. At last, I removed the post-it tape from the edges and glued my panel to the card base. To finish off my card, I stamped a sentiment from the Avery Elle "Sending You" set to the background, I fussy cut the image and fixed it with 3D foam pads to the card.   

If you want to share your fun backgrounds, join our CAS challenge on the Make it Crafty blog! You can enter by the end of the month. The requirements are to create a new Clean & Simple project using at least one Make it Crafty product and follow the theme! You could win a $15 Make it Crafty gift voucher! 

Have a wonderful day…

Francine


6 comments:

Marlene Bonetti said...

Die Karte ist wunderschön und der Farbverlauf einfach top!!!

Laura B. said...

hello gorgeous card!!!!! awesome background, too:)

AmandineC said...

Cette carte est juste fantastique ! Le boulot réalisé pfiouu.. et ce résultat : MA-GNI-FI-QUE !

donna mikasa said...

Love your Laura Bassen inspired background! Beautiful card and coloring, too!

Taunya Butler said...

Oh my goodness - WOW - that background is so lovely and so awesome!! Your coloring in your star of this card is phenomenally done as well!! Good for you!!! Please take care - am thinking of you!!

christelle27 said...

Hoooo superbe!! Il faut que je cherche le tuto pour le fond alors!
Bravo encore une merveille

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