Hello and Happy Thursday! Busy morning today in the Gal Friday craft room, and that is just how I like it! Let’s talk about backgrounds today. Want to see how I created these cards? Join me tonight for my Thursday Night Live. Each Thursday I go live at 7PM (est) in my group. Hope to see you there.

Back to backgrounds. As crafters and card makers, we focus on the card design, what stamps to use and layout. And those are all fabulous things to focus on when you want to create that perfect card. But many of us, me included, stamp the image on plain white card stock or fussy cut and pop it on the front of the card. Don’t get me wrong, that is a wonderful way to create, but have you ever thought about the background? The background of your card can change the look completely.

Let’s Take a Look at What Will be Created Tonight

Let's talk about backgrounds as we create this trio of cards using the Very Versailles stamp set.

This trio of cards are designed the same, card stock is the same, so are the colors and stamps. The difference in this trio is the background that I stamped on. Let’s take a look.

This card was created by blending the background with a blending brush as we talk about backgrounds.

I masked the first card to protect the front of the card. The section of the front that is not masked, I blended using a blending brush. I then stamped the Images on the card front. Gorgeous clean and simple card.

Another let's talk about backgrounds card using an alcohol technique

For the second card, I used an alcohol technique using Stampin’ Blends. But, this alcohol technique uses vellum. When doing this technique you must use rubbing alcohol that is close to 100% alcohol in content. Taking the same steps as the first card, card number 2 is finished.

With the release of the new catalog, this third card was so simple to create. The Expressions in Ink designer series paper combines beautiful colors, patterns and the look of blends.


All the supplies used to create the Let’s Talk about Backgrounds cards are available by contacting me or by clicking on the images below. Don’t forget for all $35.00 or more (before tax & shipping) you will receive a lovely swag bag with Free, fun items from me, just add host code 237K442B.