Using BG Piece and the Last of it

By attaching the bg piece from the previous project to a white cs base I could add some elements to make this get well card. I had found some Anna Griffin ef on ebay and tried them out on white cs and the brown tag.After I had attached everything I thought the white bough and tag were too white so I added coffee straight out of my mug with a fat water color brush to tea die them then sponged white pan pastels on all to soften colors. I did add some white chunky embossing powder with dots from my glue pen all over to tie the white together and then added the red string bow. To fix the pan pastels I used Degas Fixative. It is order free and non-toxic pump spray. It really is an invisible matte finish that really works to fix the medium. I have tried several kinds of fixatives and this is by far my favorite, not cheap but is worth it.

And with the last of my bg paper I used another of the new to me ef then lightly sanded the surface with an emery board. Rounded the corners with a circle punch and attached. Added the other part of white dry embossed piece that got gold gilded. Key was printed from digi then fussy cut, sponged with brown ink and heat embossed with clear chunky powder. Sentiment tag was added with black ink stamping. This is a note card size.

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Sweet Stampin: Love

Paperminutes: Valentine

10 thoughts on “Using BG Piece and the Last of it”

  1. They looks great! The coffee stain is not overwhelming. I will have to look at that fixative. I think I have several mediums that need a fixative, so they are not used much.

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  2. Awesome cards. The l ayering of your gears background took on a completely different vibe with the frame, bough and the others. Love the colors and your creative coffee stain!

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    1. Thanks Gayle, I remembered when I was making slipcovers and a gal wanted one made for her fainting couch. It was 22 yards of fabric in a green and white check, She thought it was too white so she put it in the washer machine with two pots of tea. Came out perfectly.

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    1. Thanks Lisa, it is always scary to add to things after they are attached but here I felt like I had nothing to lose because it was not going out the way it was. Now after adding stain and white softness I really do like it.


  3. Ooh those background pieces are fabulous! Styley, arty gorgeousness! Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin’, I LOVE your entry. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin’ DT

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