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Midweek Media: Stenciled Backgrounds

Hello crafty people! I am excited to share a couple of quick cards I made to share with you. I don’t know about you, but I love to make backgrounds such as the two that I made a couple of weekends ago with some crafty friends. They were great to then add to a die cut image and small sentiment for a couple of qucik and pretty cards.

Both cards basically feature the same basic elements–a die cut fern, a die cut vellum circle behind it, a panel featuring embossing paste through a stencil, and a matte layer in the same color of paper as the fern. They were also topped off with some blue and clear sequins and a sentiment that was leftover from a previous project. Other than the drying time on the spray used on the yellow fern, the cards took about 15 minutes to make.

Card #1

This card features an organic polkadotted stencil in a mid-toned blue embossing paste. After die cutting that panel, I decided to die cut a piece of watercolor paper with a fern die and aggressively spray the die cut with a couple of different yellow and yellowish-gold shiny sprays. The matte layer was also sprayed with the same combination of sprays to match after it was die cut out of more watercolor paper.

When putting the card together, I decided to add a vellum die cut layer between the fern and the background panel to soften the polka dots. After everything was glued down, I splattered the panel with some gold watercolor and glued the sentiment (again leftover from a previous project) and some blue and clear sequins onto the card panel.

The whole thing was glued onto an A2-sized white card base.

Card #2

This card gives off a little more refined “vibe” as the kids say. The background was created with a gold embossing paste, and the fern was die cut out of some ombré blue glitter cardstock, starting with a navy base and going up to almost a powder blue towards the top of the fern. The matte layer was created with the same blue glitter cardstock, this time featuring just the navy part of the paper.

This time I used the darkest blue sequins paired with clear and blue sequins to bring out the different blue tones on the fern. Again, it was glued onto an A2-sized card base.

I hope that these cards inspire you to use some backgrounds to make some quick cards.