15 April 2017

DIY Background Die Layering + Our Winner is...

Every month we like to try out different techniques using our digital stamps and share short tutorials, tips and tricks with you on our inspiration blog hop. Today I have a super fun DIY tip so you can achieve the look of those new layering background dies that are so popular now!


Using our new Strong & Courageous set with this bold roses, I knew I wanted a background with texture and pattern. I decided to try out one of my old background dies from Spellbinders to create a layered effect. I die cut the lattice 4 times in white and different tones of pink and adhered them shifting each one a little. The result is so neat and it really will cost you nothing since you can basically use dies from your stash! The white panel was actually embossed with the same die to continue the pattern (and it coordinates perfectly)!


To break all the pink I added a bold green with the leaves and inked my silver foiled sentiment with black ink. All the coloring was done with Zig Markers. Images were printed in laser. Sentiment was foiled with Silver Deco Foil. A very simple yet attractive and neat card.


Blog Hop & Giveaway

Now it is time to hop along. The designers have more STUNNING inspiration projects to share today and we also have an amazing giveaway from Westcott Brand, our sponsor for the month, who is giving away two pairs of scissors to a lucky winner. Just leave a comment and we will pick a random winner on May 1st. The more comments the more chances to win!

Win 2 pairs of scissors from Westcott Brand!


We are also welcoming a new designer to the team: Arjita.
I invite you to give her a warm welcome and leave some love on her blog too!
I know you will be inspired by her projects as much as you are by all the designers.

Barbara
Arjita
Gayatri
Ginny
Maria Pilar
Agnieszka
Shyla Shree
Larissa


Guest Designer:
Pamela



Before I go, we have a winner to announce! Our winner from our April 1st giveaway, picked from Shyla Shree's blog is; Valerija! Congratulations. Please email me through my contact form tab so I can send you your prize.

Now, relax and enjoy today's blog hop! Enjoy.

Sharing with: Great Impressions - Spring



23 comments:

  1. gorgeous pink and the innovative way of using die for the background is amazing gracie.. thanks for those beautiful stamps

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  2. Love your card, Gracie. This background is really awesome!

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  3. Gorgeous card!! Love the layered background you have created. Congrats to Valerija.

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  4. Such a pretty card, I love the lattice background and your pink roses are beautiful!

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  5. Stunning. Love the background tip. I'm going to try it. Thanks.

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  6. This card is gorgepus with that digital stamps and stacked die cut background.

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  7. Pamela, your card is stunning! I love the link color! Just beautiful! Welcome Arijita!

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  8. Love how you layered that die! Beautiful color choice too.

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  9. Strong and Courageous is beautiful!!!

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  10. BEAUTIFUL roses & sentiments, GORGEOUS card!
    Thank You for sharing and inspiring, love the layered background too :)

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  11. I love this technique using the slightly staggered dies. It really creates such dimension and you are right, you wanted something bold with your roses. Lovely! TFS!

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  12. I love your digital designs andhave a long wishlist! I love the way you have delicately coloured your roses but your backgroung idea is superb! TFS! Happy Easter!

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  13. wow...what an AMAZING idea....I love the new background dies but they are sooooo expensive so this idea is just perfect...thanks sooo much for sharing it with us!
    Patricia
    the PaperTemptress

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  14. Oh, Gracie, what a gorgeous card, and I absolutely LOVE this creative way of using our background dies! I've seen all the very pricey combo dies, but this is so creative of you to share. And what a gorgeous new digi...I love your artwork! Hugs, and wishing you a blessed Easter! He is risen indeed! xoxo

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  15. Gracie I love this card. You always do a beautiful job. I love the pink.

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  16. this card is lovely. those scissors look great

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  17. Beautiful floral card. I like how you created the background.

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  18. Oh my goodness! Love your stunning card!!! Simply amazing!!!

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  19. Your card is just amazing. Love the flowers and your fantastic layering. Really great job!
    Valerija xx

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  20. Gorgeous card! I love the beautiful flowers, coloring and design! Thank you for joining our Great Impressions Challenge this month. I hope you come back next month.
    Ruza
    Ruza's Craft Corner

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Thanks so much for your kind comments!

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