Dragonfly Garden Hello
Welcome back, my friends! I hope you’re having a lovely week! I think it’s Background Week at Stamping with Buffy. I had such fun creating for our BS&J Stamp Off Friday that I totally forgot there was a Wednesday to prepare for. But I had a really fun background that I used for a Background Technique Class over the weekend, and it was a snap to add some stamps and a little color to it.
First, here’s how to create the background. Cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Basic White Cardstock. Next cut a Window Sheet just a bit bigger (4″ x 5-1/4″). Using Stampin’ Write Markers (I used Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, and Gorgeous Grape), scribble over the Window Sheet. Leave a little space between the scribbles.
When you have your Window Sheet covered with scribbles, place it on the Silicone Craft Mat and spritz with water until the colors run. Because you left space between the scribbles, the colors shouldn’t run together too much and become muddied.
Next, press the Basic White Cardstock over the spritzed piece. You can use a paper towel to wipe up the excess that “gooshes” out from the sides. Peel the card stock off the window sheet and use a paper towel to dab the edges where the water will pool. Let the card stock dry thoroughly. (You can use a heat tool to speed up this process.)
When the card stock is dry, stamp the floral image and the dragonflies from the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Color the flowers with Granny Apple Green, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, and Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends, and the dragonflies with Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Finally, add the sentiment from the Tasteful Textures Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
Layer the stamped layer to a Bermuda Bay4″ x 5-1/4″ layer, then to a Granny Apple Green card base.
Give this technique a try. It’s so simple and so fun. You get a different look every time!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Be sure to stop by on Friday for another Stamp Off! challenge with Jackie, Susan, and me. Have a lovely day!
what an amazing background! I love this technique, but had completely forgotten about it. thank you!
Thanks, Jackie! And I’m happy to remind you of our old techniques!
I love all the background techniques you are making. They are so beautiful!
Thanks, Susan! I love “revisiting” old techniques!
Such a gorgeous background – I love the colour combination! Smooshing is such a fun technique 🙂 (yes, I’m certain that’s the technical term – smooshing!)
Thank you, Deborah! And, yes – smooshing and gooshing are both technical terms!