Saturday, June 8, 2013

Inspired by Nina

Welcome, thanks for visiting me.

I follow a blog called Crafting in Croatia by Nina Brackett, and recently she has been experimenting with her backgrounds, and I was inspired to try too.


I used several stamps in my background, which was clear embossed on white card, then sponged with distress inks.


Here is a close up, with two of the different stamps showing.


I made a banner for the sentiment and placed foam tape under it for dimension - I had to place the sentiment here as there was a star on the top of the tree which I had forgotten about, having inked and embossed it before I remembered.


The scene stamp was coloured with Prisma coloured pencils, and a silver pen was used to accent the ripples and clouds.

I was pleased with the results - as was the recipient, who usually does not comment on the cards I make for him.

There was a comment on a blog recently about making your stamps 'go further' by using different sets and brands - on this card there are four different brands of stamps used, from five different sets :-).

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14 comments:

  1. fabulous Maxine. Great background and a wonderful focal scene

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  2. Maxine, I love your coloring with those prismas!!! Fantastic card and a great background.
    Lynn

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  3. What a great idea to mix and match stamps and stamp companies for the background- and I love the different colors you used too. Your scene is fab- love the coloring!!!

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  4. The original is even more vivid and beautiful! Love the lake scene. Amy

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  5. This is awesome sweetie. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

    Hugs
    Cathy DT
    xxxxx

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  6. Hi Maxine - this looks fabulous - I love this technique and love the way Nina has inspired you - gorgeous results!! I am going to have to try it myself! Well done! {{{hugs}}}

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  7. Love your card Maxine! Beautiful scene!!!

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  8. Such a cool background...thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee designs!

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  9. Love the background. Thank you for playing with us at Dutch Dare Card Challenges.

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  10. Fantastic card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  11. What a beautiful scene you created! Thanks so much for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs' Aloha Friday Challenges!!

    lovies, =o) kel
    Kitty Bee Designs DT Coordinator
    http://scrap-photograffs.com

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  12. Oh, this is beautiful, Maxine. Isn't it fun to just let go on the stamping for the background? Thanks so much for letting me know and linking to my blog!

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  13. Love the technique, and what a great background!
    Hugs and blessings,
    Marsha

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Thank you for taking the time to comment - it is very much appreciated and your comments are treasured. Maxine D