Here’s a super quick thank you card I made with an “accidental” background.
Some of my favorite background happen purely by accident. This one was a resulted from playing around with a few new colors of Paper Artsy Infusions: A Bit Jaded, Violet Storm, and Sage (which, I think is my favorite). I sprinkled them on a piece of dry, scrap watercolor paper and spritzed them with water. I let the paper air dry, thinking I would probably just toss it. But I really liked the ethereal feel to it – especially after I cropped it. I think I like accidental backgrounds because they typically have more “air” or white-space. It seems like when I intentionally make a background, I feel the need to fill it up entirely with color.
I cut out a panel using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die, then backed it with some black and sea glass card stock.
For a focal image, I chose a flower from the Inkadinkado Meadow set. I used my Misti to stamp both the image and the sentiment. I did this because whenever I hand stamp directly on a background that I really like, I totally botch it. Every time. When I’m stamping an image I’m going to cut out – this never happens. Why??? For the sentiment, I used one from the Hero Arts Many Thanks stamp set. Both were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
Here’s a list of supplies I used:
- Card stock: Neenah Solar White (base), Watercolor front; black and sea glass card stock (as backing)
- Stamps: Inkadinkado Meadow; Hero Arts Many Thanks
- Ink/Color: Paper Artsy Infusions in A Bit Jaded, Violet Storm, and Sage; Memento Tuxedo Black
- Dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles