Welcome stampers! Thanks for visiting today as I share a fun (and simple) technique for creating lovely card backgrounds using blending brushes. The cards feature the beautiful new Stampin Up Lazy Days bundle. Let’s take a look!
Stampin Up Lazy Days Bundle
Here’s the sweet bundle I decided to use to finish these cards. It seems like a nice reminder of a slower paced life and days gone by.
Creating Quick & Simple Backgrounds
I created the backgrounds for these cards using my Small Blending Brushes. I’ve shared about my regular, larger blending brushes many times, but today I wanted to focus on using these little guys in a nice, simple way.
I created these backgrounds by laying down strips of color with the blending brushes. I wanted to keep the colors close together, and to do that I needed to use the small brushes. Larger brushes wouldn’t allow me to get the color quite as close together as the larger ones.
For this sample I used the ink colors Pecan Pie, Crumb Cake, and Smoky Slate. Then I stamped the greeting, rocking chair, and table with Pecan Pie.
On this card I used Berry Burst, Bubble Bath and Petal Pink, then stamped the greeting and added the die cuts.
For this beauty I used Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, Balmy Blue, and Blueberry Bushel. Isn’t this just beautiful?
See how to create these backgrounds by watching along below.
Blended Backgrounds Tutorial
Watch along here!
Would you love to try these techniques yourself? Pick up any supplies you need below.
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Are you going to try making any of these cards, either with the Stampin Up Lazy Days bundle or a set you already have in your collection?