Cards in Envy Background Challenge


Hi Everyone, it's time for another challenge at Cards In Envy.  This fortnight we want to see you create your own backgrounds.

Earlier today I shared a card I made for my mum and dad's wedding anniversary which was done with my Gelli Plate and the Damask Stencil by Donna Downey.  I have used it again for my card for this Background Challenge but this time rather than applying paint over the stencil, I used it to lift paint off the plate which gives a totally different look.



There are so many wonderful ways to create your own backgrounds and my fellow Design Team Members projects this week share just a few, but as always are sure to inspire you to try something new.  So be sure to pop over and check them out!  We'd also love it if you played along too!

18 comments:

Lizzyc said...

oh wow that is an amazing back ground!! Lovely color too!

Andrea Bari said...

WOW! Great technique and I just LOVE the texture on this! ~andrea

Lynn McAuley said...

Love the fabulous background and all these pretty purples!! MUST get a gelli plate!

Sandy Trefger said...

Beautiful! I love your background and the color. So pretty!
~sandy
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Very pretty background. Love your technique! ~ Marilyn

Tammy said...

OMGoodness what a gorgeous color! Fantastic card!

Denise@DigiHaven said...

Beautiful Danie, just beautiful. Great technique and such a bold, rich, gorgeous color. ♥ Denise

Becky said...

Beautiful embossing and colors Danie.

Zella said...

This is one you just want to run your hands over it because it looks like there is so much texture. Lovely!!!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

gorgeous card Dani, love the colors in the background, and congrats to your parents, wow 52 years!! :) to answer your question on my layout, yes I created the background myself, I spread some white paint on a piece of paper and then dipped the cap from hub's shaving cream onto it and just stamped the circles, it was fun and turned out just like I wanted :)

Dawn Barrett said...

Plus crazy! wow!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow awesome card! lOVE how that background turned out, so much dimension!
Lisa

Emkay said...

Wow! What a stunning background! Gorgeous card!

Cissy Murphy said...

Beautiful! I'm drawn to the deep color and wonderful texture you created. Really, really, nice!

Nancy said...

Beautiful design and background. I love the colors.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Wow, fabulous background and I so love the color. You rocked this challenge.

Cely said...

I was going to ask you what you thought of being with Robin's Nest. :) Glad to know that it's been great. :D Miss you Dani!!! And thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. :)

Julie Short said...

I love this look Danie