Hello! Here is a picture tutorial for you on how to create your own background paper with your die cuts and distress inks. Here I used the Ornate Dragonfly die. I cut my dragonflies out of Post It Craft paper which is adhesive backed and just perfect for this technique. Ink up your sponge applicator tool and pounce the ink on. Do not swirl it on or you will lift up the "masks" you've stuck down.
Here it is after applying the inks...
Starting to peel up the masks to reveal the "magic" ;)
Here I inked up a white dragonfly, and then sprayed it with perfect pearls mixed with water in a mini mister. Makes a super pretty shiny effect! And here is my finished card...
Here you can see the shine a little better...
Ok, I hope you likey! ;)
♥ Nikki ♥
OH...the sentiment is from the Sympathy set from PinkByDesign.
And my WINNER from Emma's Blog Hop is...
Julia...Julia said...I can definilty see vintage in that first card. It's beautiful on camera, and I'm sure even more beautiful in real life! Thanks for sharing
Ok Julia...you are now enterered for the grand prize of all of Emma's new release...BUT you do win her exclusive 2 stamp set!!! YEAH! I'll give Emma your email! :)
So glad Blogger likes you today!! Looks like you had messy fun! :) Love the Dragonfly homemade paper!!ReplyDelete
Oh, I just loooooove it! I absolutely ADORE dragonflies! Perfection. =]ReplyDelete
1st time on your blog.....love love love your card......can't wait to make one...thanks again!!!!ReplyDelete
This card is gorgeous and so clever!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to Julia!
Love your card and dragonflies. I love to learn different techniques. Ive learned so much your from blogger. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Beautiful card and so easy to make. Thks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Thank you for that tutorial.. what a great idea!!ReplyDelete
I just became a follower to your blog :-)
Beautiful card! Love the technique TFS.ReplyDelete
thanks for the tips Nikki!! And congrats Julia!!ReplyDelete
I love Tim Holtz masks but this is a great idea!!!ReplyDelete
Awesome card!! Great technique!! TFS Congrats to winner!!ReplyDelete
wow, that's a beautiful card. will have to try that too. congrats to the winner.ReplyDelete
Very very cool. Love the idea and the techniques. Thanks for always sharing this with us. You can use the "positive" and the negative for a card. Great idea.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, Nikki! Thanks for sharing this cool technique!ReplyDelete
Very cute! I'm pretty new to scrapbooking and have been eye-ing the little sponge tool for weeks now. I may just have my reason to get one, now! I'll have to try this soon!ReplyDelete
really pretty nikki :) I've never tried the distressed inks before. I think you just enabled me :)ReplyDelete
Love this crd. Absolutely gorgeous!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful and versatile card. Love the washed look. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
Beautiful..love that technique...I will have to try it this way...I've made some of my own backgrounds but with stamps...I love this way!!! I also love dragonflys one of my fav insects. TFSReplyDelete
wow Nikki this is beautiful I love all the details I just got these inks from HSN and that little misty I am so happy I saw this I can't wait to try it out thanks my friend Hugs Debbie please stop over and visit me at my blogReplyDelete
lol I need some love
Nikki, that card is gorgeous. Love how it came out. I might just have to try making my own background paper. Thank you.ReplyDelete
This is so cool. Love it.ReplyDelete
Well you know that you can do no wrong as far I'm concerned Missus!This technique is brilliant! No wonder you were chosen as one of The Terrifically Talented Thursday peeps at The Paper Boutique!!!!ReplyDelete
Whey Hey!! Can I have yer autograph! Love Viv xxx