Monday, August 7, 2017

Did You See?

Did you happen to see the video that Jennifer McGuire produced about adding scoring details to create unique backgrounds? I did and I had to try it! Here is a link to her video.

My cards are really a combination of several techniques that I have seen in the past. I have seen a couple of  names for this technique. I saw it called "grid technique" and "faux tiles". I started by scoring lines every 1/2 inch on the diagonal both directions. I then stamped on the side where the score lines create "valleys". The ink skips over the score lines creating the look of tiles. Then I sponged over the entire panel very lightly to take away the stark white of the card stock.

For this card, I used stamps from the Stampin' Up sets called "Touch of Texture", "Butterfly Basics" and "Petite Pairs".

The inside of my card

For my second card, I started by adding the score lines to my piece of card stock. Then using one of the stamps from the SU retired set "Stippled Blossoms", I began stamping all over the card stock creating a unique background. I had seen this on a card on Pinterest using a stamp set from Altenew.  I tried to stamp each image close to the previous image but not on top of it. I really love the result. Then on another piece of card stock I stamped the complete flower (using SU Soft Sky for the solid image and SU Pool Party for the second image), cut it out and sponged the edges. Love, love, love the result. The ink, layering card stock and ribbon were all Stampin' Up's "Pool Party" color

A close-up of the flower and background


  1. Did not get to see the video but love what you created. This is such a wonderful hobby with endless possibilities. I never stop being amazed.
    Thanks for sharing your vaste knowledge. You inspire so many.