Today, I have a funny Valentine to share with you. I used one of The Ghastlie Gang stamps (by Di) from Blockheads Paper Arts.
Stacey( owner of Blockheads) has been sharing some amazing tutorials on using Studio Paints from Ranger in the Blockheads Newsletter. I was inspired by the tutorials to use the Studio Paints for the background on this card.
Ghastlie Gang Stamp Set
Tuxedo Black dye ink from Memento
CS: Solar White from Neenah, purple, and lavender
Standard Circles Small
Classic Scalloped Hearts
Pearls from Kaiser Craft
Dash of Red
Clear Canvas (White)
Smidge of Blue
Studio Paints Gesso
Studio Paints Brushes
Make a card base from purple CS and layer with lavender CS. To make the painted background piece:
Start white CS and cover it Gesso using a brush. Let this dry.
When dry, spray a tiny bit of water on the CS. Paint on a layer of the Dash of Red Paint with the large brush.
While the red paint is still wet, pick up more red paint and using a wiggle motion pull the paint downwards.
Do this across the whole area of the painted white CS. Mix the Dash of Red with Smidge of Blue to make purple.
While the red paint on the CS is still wet, pick up some of the purple and pull the paint across the CS in horizontal direction.
Do the same thing with the Blank Canvas (white) paint. Wipe the brush clean each time before picking up more of the white paint. You don't want to mix in the other colors with the white.
Now just put all the layers together. Add some pearls and some ribbon. And, you are done.
Okay, that was a lot of info. Let me know if you have any questions. It really is easy to create the backgrounds...after reading the tutorials! LOL Oh boy, this is fun!! Don't forget the new Blockheads Technique Challenge is open. The technique is Chalk Attraction.
Have a great day! Love ya.