Hi Everyone, It’s Jenny from the Creative Team here, and today I’m going to show you how you can embellish your backgrounds to create that extra wow-factor on your cards.
I’ve created a video for the process – you can watch it here or over on Catherine’s YouTube channel.
First let’s create some interest on our cover plate diet overlay – I created an ombre ink blended background using It’s a Boy, Fiesta Blue and Suede Shoes inks, which I spritzed with Sparkle Shimmer Spray and then die cut using the amazing Geometric Snowflakes cover plate die from the Snowy Day Winter 2018 release.
Now we’re going to use the windows in the cover plate diecut to allow a backing panel to peep through – you could use plain white, or gold or silver or patterned paper – I chose glitter pink cardstock as a contrast to the blue panel, which I adhered with liquid adhesive.
I then used Nuvo Jewel Drops (in Seabreeze) to embellish the panel – you can use the pattern on the die cut to guide where you put your drops, so if there are circular holes, you can add them there. I’m using the centre of each of the snowflakes, then set it aside to dry.
For the sentiment, I die cut the Thank You Layered die – one layer from silver mirror cardstock and one from vellum, and adhered them together. I then popped it with liquid adhesive on the front of my embellished card panel (when it was dry) taking advantage of the Nuvo drops to create dimension without any foam tape. I then popped the entire panel onto a white notecard.
You can really adapt this process for any cover plate and an unlimited combination of layers and embellishments – have fun playing around!
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