Monday, May 29, 2017

New Technique created by Karen

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a new techniques created by my dear friend, Karen (Snippets).  Click on the link to see her latest cards using this fun technique.

She is hosting the TLC (Try A New Technique) Challenge #640 at Splitcoast Stampers (SCS) this week, so I'm playing along.

This also works for today's SCS CAS Challenge #431 - Backgrounds, hosted by Kia. I'm playing along there too! :)

I used an old gift card and three colours of Distress Oxides to create the background.  I then used white acrylic paint to create the cross lines.  I framed it up, added a die-cut sprig, and stamped a sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps:  Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Distress Oxides:  Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz); Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  old gift card, water mister, Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Beach Sprig die (Memory Box)

SCS TLC Challenge #640 - Swipe your credit card
SCS CAS Challenge #431 - Backgrounds


  1. Your talent with color is just amazing! I saw Karen's technique and will have to try this! Love the cross hatching with the white paint. What a cool background! Another beauty, Loll!

  2. I LOVE your gift card swiped background, Loll. Your DOX inks colors are such a soft and pretty color combo. Your CAS design is perfect for the technique. TFS my friend. I plan to play along in a couple of days. Hugs..

  3. Loll this is exquisite. Love your background colours, and how you let it shine through with the simple but elegant die cut.

  4. Beautiful as always Loll ..... love your colour choice. I've used the credit card technique to add lines before but not to colour the whole background ..... guess what I'll be trying later in the week xx

  5. Beautiful background as akways Loll a such a great technique


  6. Liking the look of this background - off to follow the link

  7. Oooh Loll, I love this!!!
    Just popped over to Karen's, told her she's one clever vegemite, so glad she shared how she did it.
    I'm gonna have to wait a while as two colours of oxides only but might try a substitute with what I have.. necessity is the mother of invention... think someone said. ;-)
    Craft hugs from Downunder,
    Shaz in Oz,x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  8. Just saw Karen's card last night, Loll ... you've CASEd it so beautifully here ... those soft oxide colours are gorgeous together and really make that delicate white die cut pop! Hugs, Anita :)

  9. Love the colors in your background Loll! It's so pretty framed with those sweet sprigs!

  10. Fun technique and fabulous what you've done with it. Gorgeous colours which makes the pretty die cut flowers pop X

  11. Beautiful card! Lovely colors and card design.

  12. I saw this with Karen, love how you have done it too. A beautiful card.

  13. Yours turned out beautiful, Loll. I tried it when I first saw Karen's but missed the detail about Bristol and it doesn't work quite as well on Neenah but I still have a decent background. Now I need to make it into a card.

  14. What a beautiful card Loll! I am loving that background so will have to go check out your friend's card too. Hugs, Brenda

  15. Isn't this just the best technique?!! Love the colors you used - and the framing in white really makes it stand out! Julia xx

  16. A lovely technique and your colour combination is beautiful Loll. Barbxx

  17. the white frame really make the colours pop, awesome card.

  18. You executed Karen's new technique brilliantly, Lolly! This is fantastic!! Hugs, Dolly

  19. Beautiful results with this technique, Loll! The white sprig really pops against those pretty colors! I'm definitely going to check it out...thanks!

  20. I definitely want to try this out! Really like the modern artsy look! Love how yours came out! Beautiful colors that make the delicate die cut pop!

  21. When I read your description, how did you make the card I thought "butter cake" ... but in fact it is certainly much harder. I used to have to try :-) Great technique and wonderful card. I love her colors, you are a champion in color combinations.


Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)