Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Backgrounds for Grads


Boy, it is that time of year, isn't it???  Busy busy with babies, weddings, graduations, Mother's Day. AND the end of the school year! Lots of cards to be made!  LOL!
So I played around with some distress inks and a stencil, ending up with 3 backgrounds from the process.  I used one for this adorable owl graduation card.  After all, they are supposed to graduate wise, aren't they?!

So, back to the beginning.  I used this Medallions Stencil and distress inks, sponging an ombre background~

There was lots of ink left on the stencil, so I spritzed the stencil with water and used it as a stamp, creating this background~

Lastly, there was lots of ink on my craft mat, so I dragged a piece of pistachio colored cardstock through the ink, creating this background, which is the one I used for the card~

The owl is from the new Technique Junkies set, You're a Hoot.  He is colored with Copics and fussy cut out.  Once I knew where I wanted the sentiment, which is from the Grand Greetings Stamp Set, I stamped the owl on the background and then added the 'You' diecut and the fussy cut owl.  I used my MISTI to position and stamp the sentiment multiple times to get good coverage.
I added Crystal Effects to the sun glasses as well as a few enamel dots.
I am linking this card up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Animal Magic,
as well as Animal Friends Challenge- Stitching.  I have used a stitched die. 
Also linking up to Try it On Tuesday- Stencils, Diecuts or both.

Thanks for visiting!  
If you should decide to shop a Technique Junkies, remember to use code TJ10LeeAnn to get 10% off.  All May release stamps are 15% off through 5/8/2018. 

Lee Ann 


  1. A superb card ! WOW! Thank you very much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

  2. Great card. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

  3. Oh, wundervoll! Absolut phantastisch!
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den AnimalFriends.
    LG Dreja

  4. Your card is wonderful.
    Thank you for joining us at the Animal Friends.

  5. Fabulous card

    Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday



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