Scrap-n-Stamp: Mandela Magic with blissfully blended Backgrounds



I started out just playing around with the different colours as I was in awe of how Kristina's turned out.

I did pull out a few other colours that I found to be pretty and work well together, along with Kristina's choices. The colours were Tattered Rose, Ripped Persimmons, Abandon Coral, Wilted Violet, Shaded lilac, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, and Seedless Preserve. I also pulled out a few stencils from my stash, white gesso and my distress tools.

I started with some white card-stock and added the white gesso over it, applying it using various stencils, this one pictured here was the Kaiser Craft Mandela stencil. Once I had applied it I set it aside to dry and went on to ink up more panels (which you can see on my blog) in different colour combinations, just playing around was really fun and helped get my mojo flowing.  I kept it simple for the card designs as I wanted the background to be the focal point.

For this card I kept it simple. I die cut out the You sentiment from a MFT die multiple times to give it dimension. I also cut it out once using deco foil transfer sheet and ran it through my laminator using gold foil. I then layered that slightly off set under the previously cut word.

For the card base itself I cut some Pink delight Shimmer card-stock down to 4 3/8 x 5 3/4 , the black layer is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 and then I die cut the inked panel using the MFT Stitched rectangle dies which measured 5 1/4 x 4 . I popped up the distressed panel on  to the black card-stock then added it to the card base flat with some strong adhesive.

I stamped and embossed the little sentiment and die cut using a banner die from MFT also.  I finished it off with some gold sequins  and some clear glitter pen.

Here you can see some of the many backgrounds I made with a mix of colour combinations. I used the deco foil gel and the same stencils as previously mentioned. I applied the gel over the stencils and set the panels aside to dry. Once the gel went clear I was able to run the panels through my laminator with different colors of foil. I absolutley love how these turned out.

Stay tuned to see the cards I create with these panels. 

I also created some backgrounds with just some clear glitter paste, regular transparent texture paste and glitter from my stash. You can see that with the two heart stenciled panels. 

Stay tuned to see the cards I create with these panels. 

Hope you have found some inspiration form this blog and please feel free to share your feedback or drop a comment.

Have a Great Weekend




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