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One background design, two ways

 I’ve been taking a few of the classes over on Altenew Acadamy, and I decided to create these two cards after taking Beyond the Basic Backgrounds class. I picked up several techniques there, some I knew about but never really used so I challenged myself to use them. What’s great is you can make them as elaborate or as simple as you wish. However, I decided to one technique to create these two cards. It is a great away to combine your stamps and dies, and stretching them to go further by creating a DIY stencil. So let’s get started on One background design, two ways!

This card was produced as part of my work towards my ALtenew Certificate Educators Programme.

PRODUCED AS PART OF MY DESIGN-TEAM WORK FOR BUMBLEBERRY PAPERCRAFTS - SEE END OF POST FOR MORE DETAILS

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One background design, two ways

Creating the DIY stencilled design

For these cards, you need to create a stencil. However, we’re going to make two in one go – one to use as a stencil and the other for dimension over your stamping. 

Trim down a piece of Neenah 80lb cardstock to your card base size and repeat this with a scrap piece of card. Next, use a bit of purple tape to temporarily adhere these two together. This will also use to die-cut both at the same time with the same design. 

Next, choose the dies from the ALtenew Bold Bunch die set and position onto the card with purple tape, running this through your die-cutting machine. Repeat this, repositioning and rotating the dies until you have die-cut the panels completely. 

One background, two ways: Popped-up dimension

For the first card, place a piece of white cardstock into your MISTI and position the scrap die-cut panel over the top. 

Position each of the first layers of stamps within the negative spaces of the stencil and stamp in a colour of your choosing. Continue moving the first layers and stamping until all spaces are filled. Next, repeat this with the second layer of stamping. 

One background, two ways: Popped-up dimension

The ink colour used on this card were:

  • Bellini – Catherine Pooler Designs
  • Tutti Frutti – Catherine Pooler Designs
  • It’s A Boy – Catherine Pooler Designs
  • Juniper Mist – Catherine Pooler Designs
  • Sugared Lavender – Catherine Pooler Designs
  • Seafoam – Catherine Pooler Designs

Once all the stamping is complete, trim the card panel down to 1/4″ smaller than your card base, repeating this for the die-cut panel which has been die-cut out of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock.

Creating the dimension

Adhere the stamped panel directly to the card base with tape adhesive. Next, use 3D foam squares to add to the back of the die-cut panel and align with the stamped panel before adhering down.

Lastly, heat emboss onto a black strip a sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment strips in WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Pale embossing powder, foam mounting into place on the front. Add a few sequins to embellish the card.

One background, two ways: stencilled base layer

For the second card, use the die-cut stencil panel once more and adhere temporarily with purple tape to a white card panel. Next, using blending tool and foam pad, softly blend a layer of light ink through the stencil. You may wish to use scrap paper or post-it notes to mask off areas of the stencil to apply certain colours of ink in particular areas. 

For this card, I swapped out ‘It’s a boy’ ink for ‘Stone Blue’ Catherine Pooler Designs ink for a softer approach on this card. 

For this card design, only use a selection of the stencil down in one corner.   To add the second layer of the design, use an acrylic block to add the stamped design. In addition, we can re-use some of the die-cut pieces when we created the two die-cut panels.

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finishing the card design off

Stamp a selection of the die-cut pieces in corresponding ink. Again, add another heat embossed strip using the Altenew Sentiment Strips stamp set and foam mount offset to one side.

Now adhere the die-cut stamped images clustered around the sentiment using a variety of depths of foam dimension. Lastly, scatter a selection of sequins around the design to finish this card off.

One background design, two ways

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Sentiment Strips - Altenew
Sentiment Strips – Altenew
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Bold Bunch Stamp – Altenew
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Juniper Mist Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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It's A Boy Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
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Stone Blue Reinker- Catherine Pooler Designs
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Seafoam Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
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Tutti Frutti Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
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Royal Treatment Ink Pad - Catherine Pooler Designs
Royal Treatment Ink Pad – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Royal Treatment Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Royal Treatment Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Sugared Lavendar Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Sugared Lavendar Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Sugared Lavendar Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Sugared Lavendar Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Metallic Gold Rich Pale - WOW! Embossing Powder
Metallic Gold Rich Pale – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
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Original MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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Mini Ink Blending Tool – Ranger Tim Holtz
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Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for Bumbleberry Papercrafts have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Bumbleberry Papercrafts to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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2 thoughts on “One background design, two ways”

  • Your cards look absolutely fantabulous!! Love the look, the colours and also the layouts.
    Thank you for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery.

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