Thursday, April 12, 2012

Customizing a Background

Today I wanted to share a card I made using nesting dies in an unusual way. If you're like me, you own quite a few punches and dies. Often we use the punched/cut out image and toss the negative image. Today I made a card using that negative image as a mask for crating a background on my card.

I created a video so you can see exactly how I did it.

Keep in mind, if you're careful you can use your mask a few times. I used mine a second time to make this card:

A few other things to think about:
I used a stamped image and sponged on ink to create my background, but this type of mask will work just as well with ink mists and sprays.
I centered a single image, but you'll get an entirely different look if you did multiple images along an edge. For example, a mask with 3 circles along the bottom edge would look cool.

Please feel free to leave any questions you may have in the comment section. Thanks for stopping by!


Teresa Zuehls said...

What a lovely card! I love the pretty flower stamps. TFS and have a wonderful day.

yyam said...

Oooh...Such a pretty card! :)

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Samantha! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)