Hello and happy Monday!! Another Monday for a NEW challenge over on the DRS Designs Blog too!! We would like to know what YOUR favorite technique is! So make a card using yours, send us the link under the challenge post and you will be entered into a drawing for some really fab blog candy!! Please be sure to check out the rest of the design team's favorite techniques on the DRS Designs blog to get you inspired as well!! I'd love to see your technique!!! :)
I have promised to do a tutorial for one of my favorite techniques!
I call it the "double background poppin' pastels" technique! If you would like to know how I do this technique, have a look below for the details:
The only things that you will need for this technique are
2) background images or a solid style image(s) - I've used the silhouette branch BG & Vicki's Versatile BG images for my card.
3) VersaMark ink pad
4) sponge daubers/ sponges, etc.
5) plain white/vanilla sheet of regular matte card stock
Step 1: You will take your first background image and stamp it where desired with your VersaMark ink pad. (Now, it will be very hard to see where you have stamped...so watch where you are stamping if you don't want the image to overlap.)
Step 2: Here's where the "pop" comes in! After stamping your background, take your sponge dauber and apply your color of chalk/pastel and rub it all over your stamped VersaMark image! You will see the images really pop out now.
Step 3: What I like to do next is take a Swiffer Sweeper Wipe to clean off excess chalk particles from my card stock piece. Now, you are ready for the NEXT step....you always stop here for the poppin' pastel technique, but continue on if you'd like to learn the double....
Step 4: Is very simple, because all I did was take the Vicki's Versatile Background image and stamp OVER TOP of this poppin' pastel we've already created. (We are just essentially repeating the same steps.) Only, for my second step, I used a different image and instead of using pastels, I decided to use some Powdered Pearl-Ex for a shimmery look!
When you are all finished, you will want to use a type of spray finish on your piece to keep the chalk/pastels and/or Pearl-Ex from coming off. I use unscented hairspray for mine.
Here's my finished double background poppin' pastels AND distressed jungle scene:
Check it out!! I used the BRAND NEW RELEASES from DRS Designs that just came out designed by Dustin Pike!! - click on the link to see them all!
For the fun "vines" hanging down, I used the 4 Flower BG image to make it!
This technique makes for a really fun jungle scene, don't you think?!!
Hope you've enjoyed my card and easy tutorial today!! I also hope to see your creation in our challenge!! Thanks for stopping by today!! :)