Two For The Price Of One! by Alison Hall


Hello crafty peeps! I have two cards to share with you today. Both feature stencilled backgrounds that I made last year with That's Crafty! Dinky Stencils, and also the lovely Artistic Outpost stamp set 'Bluebird'.

Here's what I used...

That's Crafty! Dinky Stencils - Herringbone Background, Arrows Background, Bubbles Background, Punchinella Background, Abstract Squares
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint - Paynes Grey, Phthalo Blue, Primary Cyan, Cobalt Teal Hue, Primary Yellow, Yellow Green Light, Titanium White
Ranger Distress Ink Pad - Antique Linen, Black Soot
Cream Card Blank x 2 - 8x6 inches
Music Paper

Here's what I did...

1. The backgrounds were made using the DecoArt Fluid Acrylics together with That's Crafty! Dinky Stencils, then cut to postcard size (6x4 inches).

2. I randomly stamped the script from the Bluebird stamp set on the backgrounds with Cloud White ink, then clear embossed it.

3. On a piece of white card, I stamped the two main images with Onyx Black ink then clear embossed them and cut them out. I inked the images with Antique Linen Distress Ink, then used some watered down Phthalo Blue acrylic to paint the images. 

4. I lightly painted some vintage music sheet with white gesso, then tore two strips and stamped the birds on a wire on these. I also stamped the Bluebird phrase twice on the music sheet and tore around it.

5. I inked the edges of all images with Black Soot, and adhered them to the background panels as shown.

6. To finish, I matted each panel onto black card, then adhered them to the cream card blanks.

Have a creative day!

Alison x

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  1. How lovely - the backgrounds look as though they've just been waiting for those wonderful AO Bluebird stamps.
    Alison x

  2. Both are absolutely beautiful. I agree with Alison. Definitely a marriage made in heaven. Lx

  3. Fabulous combo of stamps and background, love these
    Amanda x

  4. Absolutely fab backgrounds Alison and love the blue hues and the way you just added a little colour to the stamped images - so striking!
    Fliss xx

  5. These are fantastic Alison Fliss has used the right word, they are striking

  6. Love it......double eye candy ;)
    Donna xx

  7. The backgrounds could not be more perfect for your focal stamp choices. Beautiful cards x


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