Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Tuesday Tip/Technique

Hello friends

Tuesday is here again and what do I have for you today?
Create your own backgrounds.
Die cut a shape - I've used Botanical Swirls, an expandable pattern die.
 Use your die cut as a mask to spray through.  I've used Glimmer Mist.
Wait for it to dry fully before removing the die cut.
And trimmed it makes a lovely background to your project.
I've used Carnation Creations for the flower, a little lace
and stamped sentiment.
Easy peasy really!
Think red background with Layered Poinsettia...
I'm mentioning Christmas again!

The winning ticket for July's Charity Kit will be drawn next week
so please hold on to your numbers.  I've got a great goodie bag this month!

Take care friends.


Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. How easy is that! I must remember to do this as your card is beautiful, clean and simple but so pretty. Please carry on mentioning Christmas, especially when using my favourite Poinsettia die, I love your ideas : )Have a good day. Take care.

Chris said...

Good Morning Christine,
Lovely tip today, I have this die but never really use it, so I'll definitely give this a go. Thank you.

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, fab tip today, thank you...beautiful card too! Hugs Carole Z X

val jones said...

Hi Christine. So love this card. A friend leant me this die and i have quite a few I've cut so I can use one to make this lovely background.
My July Charity Kit arrived here yesterday, forwarded to me from my friend in the UK. It's really lovely and what a nice photo of Elliott.
Love Val in Spain x

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
Well i would never have thought it ! such a lovely background using this tip and such a lovely easy card ,i have not got this die but have got one i could try .
Thanks Christine
Have a great day
Elaine H X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, A fabulous tip today, I had not even thought of this (nothing new there then haha), but now you point it out, it's the ideal mask. I have this die and have used it quite a lot, although I have a couple of cut-outs that weren't just right, so I will give this a try with those. Thank You.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Great tip today,this card looks really pretty,love the colour you have used.
Have a good day. Take care. x.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Christine
I have never thought of using my background dies as stencils. This is a really good idea - thank you for sharing.
My parcel of goodies arrived from you yesterday and I just wanted to say thank you for such prompt service. The icicle die is lovely and should give me the push I need to kick start my Christmas crafting.
Enjoy your day

hazel young said...

Lovely Card Christine, thanks for the tip xx hazel

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely card, simple but effective, love it.

marg said...

Hello Christine
I have never used this technique but will in future it is a lovely background.
Nice card and thanks for tip!
Take care
Love Marg

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card and such a good (different) use of the background die.


Sandra said...

Hi Christine,
Thanks for the tip, I guess you can do the same with masks, the one you have created looks textured!
This technique is a good way of getting a colour match background to go with odd bits of ribbon or papers!
Looking forward to tomorrow's post !
Hugs to all,
Sandra xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Love the idea I never think to spray through the dies, will have a go . love Jean Z xxx

Jacquie said...

Just beautiful Christine, less is more as they say.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, gorgeous card, i also have this die and have only used it a couple of times, this would be a good way of getting some use out of it. I hope you have a good day. Emma

Maggie said...

Hello Christine. Well, that's a very handy reminder that dies can be stencils too. As you say in red or green or a shiny blue with snowflakes and it's another card done. xxMargaretxx

Lacelady said...

Great card Christine. I have both die sets, and never thought of doing the background that way. Somehow, I don't think my flower would turn out like yours either!

Janice said...

Hi Christine
This is such a lovely technique which I still need to have a go at! Beautiful card, the flower is gorgeous.
Enjoy your day, thank goodness it's a little cooler today 😊
Janice x

Janice said...

A lovely technique Christine, that I have used before and yes would look good for Christmas. Janice xx

SusanP, Kent said...

Great stuff. Such a pretty design. I guess the die-cut itself, having been sprayed through, could also be used on another card. BTW Nigel was showing off your decorated chocolate bar earlier on one of the Spellbinders pick of the week shows.

Laura O said...

fab card today ,would look great in red .Laura O

LoraineC said...

This is a really pretty effect x

Elaine said...

Love Tuesdays and the tip ! Have loads of spray inks I never use so will give this a go x

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