Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Shimmery Backgrounds

Hey everyone, Ericka here with a couple of cards I made for the Shimmerz Spring Forward Challenge. The challenge is all about making a layout or card WITHOUT using PATTERNED PAPER!! I love making background for my cards and here are a couple of ways you can get the look for pattern paper but by making your own.

For my first card, I started with some cardstock. I put a little of the Spun Sugar Dazzlerz paste on my craft mat and added Jeni B Bleu Vibez to give it a blue tint. I spread the Dazzlerz through the stencil and waited for it to dry. I love this sparkly paste and how easy it is to add fun colors to it for different looks.

Once it was dry, I used Cotton Candy Spritz and sprayed it on the background and wiped off the excess. The Dazzlers acts as a resist to the spray and has both shine and texture on the background.

I finished my card with a die cut sentiment and some sequins and a Butterfly Beauties Dotz for some added fun!

For my next card, I wanted to see how the Vibez and Spritz would react with photo paper.

I started with a layer of Glorious Day Vibez and let it dry and then added a layer of Jeni B Bleu. I ran the paper through my die cutting machine with a Reverse Confetti Stitched Circles cover plate one it was dry. I then add a layer of Cotton Candy to add a little pink to my background.

Since the photo paper has a layer of plastic, you can really see the spray marks which adds a fun texture. I added a die cut sentiment, some sequins and another set of Dotz for some added fun.

Thanks for stopping by and check out my blog Strangely Creative for more information on the products I used. Also don't forget we have a Spring Forward Challenge and a chance to win a $50 store credit. I look forward to seeing what you create! You can simply share your creation on the Shimmerz Sharez Facebook Group or anywhere on social media using the hashtag #shimmerzspringchallenge.

If you make a purchase, type in ERICKA in the comments and you'll receive a freebie with your order! Have a wonderful day and stay healthy and well!

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