Life Changing Blender Brushes this weekend if you use the coupon code BRUSH20!
This month we are focussing on backgrounds, using the Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Blending Brushes. I LOVE these brushes... love that they are quick and easy to clean up and that it's super easy to control how much colour you lay down on your paper.
Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Salty Ocean on white cardstock, layering up my colour slowly and blending the colours in to each other. I set it aside for a day as I wanted to be sure that the colours were completely dry before the next step.
circle dies and cut four sizes out of a piece of white cardstock. I made sure to leave a lot of space between them as I was planning on using them as individual circles for the next step of my background.
white pigment ink from Lawn Fawn and the Blending Brushes to create different sized overlapping white circles on top of the Distress Ink background.
Happy Birthday Blends stamps from My Favorite Things and some purple and blue inks from my stash. I ended up double stamping each of the images so that I got good coverage.
blending bushes one more time to create a mat for my top layer. I didn't have cardstock in a colour that matched my project so I use the Blending Brushes and the same ink I used for the stamped image to create my layer. I cut it to do a 1/8" reveal on each side of my front panel and layered it all on to a white card. I added some adhesives pearls and called it done.
I hope you'll visit all of my fellow designers on each of the stops along the Blog Hop... and we encourage you to play along and share your creations on the Scrap 'n Stamp Challenge page on Facebook.
Please hop along with us!!!
Nice CAS card!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous Bokeh background, Nancy! I love the colour combination.ReplyDelete
I've done Bokeh before, but this is my favourite one I've done!Delete
Oh My GAWSH Nancy! I absolutely LOVE the background you created. I need to try that.ReplyDelete
Please share when you do!Delete
Love the Bokeh!! The colour blending is amazing!ReplyDelete
Thanks Chala... I find a light hand and lots of repetitive blending helpsDelete
Stunning blending! I love how you used the stencil!ReplyDelete
Beautifully done Bokeh background Nancy, your colour choices are perfect for this great look.ReplyDelete
Great card. I love the bokeh effect.ReplyDelete
I love your card, it's beautiful. And I love the white circles on your background. Johanne LacombeReplyDelete
Love that bokeh effect background you created! Pretty color combo!ReplyDelete
I <3 those colours together!Delete
Love the bokah background. I've tried many times and never worked. Going to try it your way. Thanks for the inspiration! ♥️ReplyDelete
I hope to see what you create!Delete
Love this and all your tips for using these brushes. I just got my first ones. They are s game changer!ReplyDelete
They are pretty awesome!Delete
What a great tip to use the same ink in the card to make a perfectly matching mat. Seems like that perfect shade is never on hand.ReplyDelete
That's exactly where I found myself!Delete
So pretty, Nancy! I will try your way of holding onto the brushes next time and see. And a clever mat hack, too!ReplyDelete
Let me know how you like that different way to hold them, Charmaine!Delete
Such a creative idea to cut out the circles. I will have to try that! I love the beautiful background.ReplyDelete
Love how you made your background. :) Very pretty.ReplyDelete
Thank you Kelsey!Delete
Very fun bokeh background, they are so addicting to make!ReplyDelete
They really are! I made four the day I made this one...Delete
Beautiful bokeh background...love how you made your own stencil.ReplyDelete