Thursday 30 April 2015

Favourite Technique at IBS

Welcome back everyone. This week at Inspired by Stamping we are showcasing our favourite techniques when making a card.

If you are a close follower of mine, you will know that I love to watercolour and my latest craze is using brushos for my backgrounds.

This is one of my favourites backgrounds that I have made so far. The blues are nice and bright and I love the effect that was created.

Here is my card -

To create this background you will need

*Cardstock - normal or watercolour
(or other waterbased medium - Pearl Powders, Distress reinkers, Glimmer Mists, Color Wash sprays)
*Aerosol can of Laundry starch (I bought mine from the local supermarket)
*Cling Wrap

Technique - spray your cardstock with the starch then sprinkle your brushos over the top. Spray starch again and then lay crinkled up cling wrap over your panel. LEAVE it for at least 30 minutes to allow the paints to go up into the creases of the cling wrap. You are trying to create a marble looking effect.

When my panel was dry, I die cut it in two places so I could adhere them separately onto my card.

Then I embossed the sentiment from the new Friends stamp set.

same with the Butterfly from the new Butterflies stamp set.

The finishing touch was a few sequins.

I hope I have inspired you to give this technique a go. It really is fun with beautiful (and unique) results.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Uniko - Things with Wings
Moo Mania - Butterflies
Crafty Boots - Things with Wings
Ink on my Fingers - You got a Friend

See you next time! xx


  1. Stunning card! Such amazing colors! Love that background and the technique, Kylie!

  2. Fantastic card with a wonderful technique! Thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More, Valerie

  3. Love your background panel and the way you divided it into three sections, fab :)

  4. This is such a stunning card, the blue is striking and more so IRL! I adore the swirly look of the bg, this is proudly displayed on my mantle piece...thanks you my dear friend and thank you for sharing at UNiko x

  5. stunning card, love the layout, and such striking colours. Gail xx

  6. in LOVE x 100000000! Gorgeous!

  7. A WOWSER! Love your card! Thank you for sharing with us at Moo Mania & More Challenge!

  8. That background is amazing and the white looks fabulous against it. Great card. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  9. Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Kylie! I love the bold colors and how you angled your stitched cardstock! I would love to CASE this beauty sometime, if that's ok with you :)

  10. Fabulous card, I love how you have divided the backing paper. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  11. Sorry I am so late visiting your beautiful entry... love the design and the butterfly is gorgeous... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x


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