Hello Gang! I am excited to be back up on the blog today! Today I am sharing a card design where the background is the focal point of my card! I love using Lindy’s Gang Sprays and Magicals to create gorgeous backgrounds with lots of texture and interest! So let’s get started!
For today’s card, I started by choosing my color palette. I wanted to create a variety of blue tones using sprays and Magicals. I used the following colors:
- Flat Fabio Sprays: Merci Beaucoup Mint, Danny Zuko’s Denim, Caribbean Blue
- Starburst Spray: Time Travel Teal
- Flat Magicals Natalie May’s Words of Wisdom
Creating backgrounds is one of my favorite things to create for my cards and inside my journal. To create the background I started with a piece of Canson Mixed Media paper. I lightly spritzed the paper using my water bottle. Next, I started to add sprays to the damp background. I typically add 1-2 colors at a time. Then I dry the background with my heat tool, add droplets of water, and “pull off” the color with a paper towel. I continue this process by adding more colors (Magicals and Sprays) until I have the colors in the background I am looking for. I find the more layers of color I add the more depth in my background!
Once my background was dry, I applied Distress Micro Glaze over the top. I allowed this to dry, then added a text stamp to various sections of my background using Archival Ink. Next, I die cut the background using a rectangle die from my stash. I then inked up the edges a bit using Distress Ink. I then added white splatters and set the background aside to dry.
Next, I die cut the Flower Field Silhouette using a die. I then adhered the flower field background to my magicals background using both foam tape and liquid adhesive. I added some dried flowers on top and adhered them with a dot glue. I then stamped the sentiment and adhered this with foam tape.
I had so much fun creating today’s card! It was fun and easy to put together! I will be back soon!
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