Thanks for joining the Maui Trip Achievers July 2021 Blog Hop where I am featuring a card with an embossed ombre background technique. This was a project featured on my weekly Facebook Live a couple weeks ago, and was so much fun to make!
The Maui Trip Achievers are a group of demonstrators who achieved the amazing Stampin’ Up! Maui incentive trip in 2021. Whether you are starting here, or visiting from another blog, please continue to hop along with us to see all the amazing projects!
Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks are one of two different sets of decorative masks Stampin’ Up! offers. This set is brand new from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, and I was so happy to see them added to the line-up. It was time to pull them out and play, so they are the focus of my project today.
Creating interesting backgrounds can be a snap when using a mask. They can be used in many different ways, but I find the easiest is simply applying ink over the top using a Blending Brush, brayer, sponge, or any other inking tool. I prefer the Blending Brushes. They are amazing, and a perfect choice to use with the masks.
Ink Blending with Decorative Masks
There are a few items you will need to use masks on your project.
I will often also use washi tape, or post-it tape, to hold the mask in place. Use any colors you would like, so no 2 projects ever need to be the same!
Here are the colors I used:
For this project, I chose to apply the ink diagonally across the paper, to create a cool rainbow ombre look. I used several ink colors, blending them together as I went. What color combination would you like?
The Finishing Touch
My favorite part of this project is the clear embossing added over the ink. It adds cool texture, and really steps up this project.
To add the clear embossing, I left the mask on my my project after inking. I carefully wiped it with a paper towel to lift any ink off the mask. Then, using my VersaMark pad, I squished it all over the inked layer. I lifted the mask, and sprinkled clear embossing powder over the whole piece before heating with my Heat Tool. The result is so cool!!
To help the colors pop, I used a Basic Black layer, with black accents. The sentiment is from the Biggest Wish stamp set, and is heat embossed using white embossing powder on Basic Black cardstock, and some Matte Black Dots pull it all together.
Thanks for joining the Maui Trip Achievers July 2021 Blog Hop where I featured a card with an embossed ombre background technique. I hope you enjoyed seeing how to create unique backgrounds. Click on any of the images below for more information on the products used. Now hop along with the other achievers for more great projects.