Happy Tuesday!!! Today I have a fabulous technique to share with you that you could use with lots of different stamp sets!!! Creating backgrounds is perfect for all types of projects from cards, scrapbooks, 3D projects and more!!!
All the shades of purple are used in this amazing balloon background card – Sweet Sugarplum, Perfect Plum, and Elegant Eggplant!
I started with a Perfect Plum card base! Then I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ and stamped the greeting from the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set in Basic Black Archival Ink. I love this set for the amazing greetings and fun balloons!!! While waiting for the greeting to completely dry before watercoloring it, I worked on the background. I started with the border/outline balloon images from the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set. There are 5 total balloons stamped with the outlines. I stamped the top left corner in Elegant Eggplant Ink and then stamped the bottom right balloon with it as well (without going back to the ink). This gives even more color variation to the card besides the 3 colors already. I stamped the middle balloon and bottom left balloon in Sweet Sugarplum Ink (both full strength). The balloon on the upper right is Perfect Plum Ink. After the 5 base balloons are set, I filled in the balloons with the solid balloon stamp. I stamped each of the balloons and then stamped a few of the solid ones along top of the cardstock to resemble more balloons in the background. You can play with the color variations by stamping off on scrap paper for some or using full strength! One big tip – when using the 2nd stamped image be sure it is only after stamping the first image completely. What I mean by this is that if you stamp the image and half of the balloon is falling off the cardstock, don’t stamp it again completely on the card. If you do it, it will stamp as a dark image on the half that was “falling off” and light on the half that was stamped before. To avoid this, you can stamp off directly on a piece of scrap paper before stamping onto your project so it is an even stamp off. Now that the background is all complete, I colored in the letters of the greeting with an Aqua Painter and ink from the ink pads – Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum. Once it was dried, I adhered it to a piece of Elegant Eggplant (4″ x 5-1/4″). I tied some of the Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon around the bottom of the cardstock and added it to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I liked using dimensionals when I have ribbon wrapped around because it makes it look nice and smooth and I just love the added texture. It is purple perfection!!!
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