The idea for this background is that you are building color by blending with a light touch. Click here to see the original post I did with this technique.
- Choose four shades of a color family for your background. Starting with the lightest color, load up ink on the foam tip. From the outside edge and with a very light touch, pull stylist across card stock towards you. Keep your foam tip well inked.
- Turn your card and continue to pull color towards you. Ink up tip often.
- Go to the next darker shade of color and repeat. Don't go as far in so you'll be able to see the gradation.
- Go to the third color and repeat.
- On the forth color stay near the edge, depending on how dark you want your scene. If it is not getting as dark as you want, try black as a fifth color.
- Ink up the distress image with your lightest shade, or medium shade, and stamp starting from one corner. Ink up and stamp again.
- Continue inking and stamping the image on the entire piece of card stock. Before the next step, make sure your ink is completely dry. You can use a heat tool to speed up the drying process.
- Ink up the hummingbird image with craft black, stamp image, sprinkle with black emboss powder and heat set.
- Adhere layers.
Paper: Curious Metallic CRYOGEN WHITE 89lb card stock, Stampin Up! black, Papertrey Ink Stamper’s Select White Card Set
Inks: Memento dandelion ink pad, Marvy 13, 43, 88 ink pads, Stampin Up! black craft ink pad
Accessories: Color Box Stylus Tool, Stampin Up! black detail emboss powder
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!