I’ve been seeing people creating these off centered and slated backgrounds on their cards, and I really wanted to see of I liked this technique because I usually like things on my cards nice and square and centered.
This card was so unbelievable simple to create. I took a few smaller images from Lawn Fawn’s Life is Good Stamp set and created my own patterned paper using Simon Says Stamp’s Khaki Ink and by constantly turning the stamps to create a random pattern. I then took the tiny heart and tiny bird and stamped them randomly with some Hero Arts White Pastel Inks to fill in any empty spaces of the background.
For the slanted panel I used those same yellow and blue white pastel inks and the Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blender to lightly blend those inks onto a piece of Neenah Solar White Cardstock. I then used the yellow ink and put it directly to paper to create the sentiment strip. I also stamped the castle and large bird stamp and stamped, colored, and die cut them.
Lastly, I stamped the “Life is Good” and “!” onto my yellow sentiment strip, made a pennant end with a pair of scissors, and assembled the card popping up the castle and bird with some foam tape!
I hope you enjoyed this card! I think it’s so “beachy” and beautiful! Just another great card using great products!
CLICK HERE for Lawn Fawn’s Life is Good Stamp Set
Other than Lawn Fawn, I absolutely love Tim Holtz products! I use both sizes of his Tonic scissors nearly every day, his stencil designs are intricate and unique, and the new spritzer is so fun and easy to use!
For this card, I wanted to show just how beautiful the spritzer can make a background. I used the Tim Holtz Crocodile Stencil and various Copic Markers (look in the supply list). Some people have had a hard time cleaning alcohol markers off stencils, but I use a cheap Michael’s Recollections Stamp Cleaner on my stencils and surprisingly it works like a dream. I think its too harsh for my clear stamps so I use Ultra Clean for them, but for mounted rubber stamps and especially stencils this cheap alternative works amazingly well.
I like the texture I get with Copics in the spritzer. The somewhat blend and just give a fabulous look.
Another thing I wanted to try with this card was creating a scene inside of a stitched die cut. All of Lawn Fawn’s stitched dies add a really detailed look to any card. To get the stitching continuous around the scene, I placed the colored dinos on my craft mat and held the die over the dinos until I had the right placement. I then held them in place with some washi tape and sent them through my machine. I also cut an entire stitched circle out of Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock so when I place the cut dinos on top, the stitching ran the entire way around the circle.
I finished off the card with a sentiment from the same Critters from the Past set, a strip of green plaid cardstock from the Peace Joy Love Petite Paper Pack, and a stitched line across the sentiment with a 0.3 Copic Marker.
I hope you enjoyed!